Last of Our Sea Sorrow

Blenheim Ginger AleA close relative of the Darn’n’Stormy created by Jon Bonne of the SFChronicle.

2 ounces Ron Pampero Aniversario or other dark, aged rum
1/2 ounce Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur
1/4 ounce lime juice
4 oz Blenheim ginger ale (hot, preferably)
1 slice lime for garnish (optional)

Mix rum, Canton and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Add ice and shake vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Either strain over fresh ice cubes into a highball glass and top with ginger ale, or strain into small goblet and add chilled ginger ale. Garnish with lime.