Kayla Geitzler's That Light Feeling Under Your Feet (NeWest Press) is a collection about cruise ships, their passengers, and the folks who run them. A big fan of cruising myself, the poems in this collection took me back to distant ports of call, buffet lines, and rum drinks. Ready to come aboard?
I’m whipping up a batch of Rum Swizzle, a bright, fruity cocktail that hails from a favourite cruise destination, Bermuda, for today’s Chappy Hour – but feel free to swap the rum for ginger ale if you don’t want that Light Feeling to go to your head.
(Text instructions to follow)
Mix all ingredients in pitcher with crushed ice, shake vigorously until a frothing head appears. Strain into cocktail glasses. Garnish with a slice of orange and a cherry.
Serves 6, on the rocks over ice.
Whether your cruise experience is wonderful or Supposedly Fun Thing-esque (as described in "Chunks Ahoy"), finish off that pitcher of rum- or ginger ale-cocktail with the longer excerpt of That Light Feeling Under Your Feet ( clicking here begins a PDF download).
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