Few things, in my humble opinion, are better in a cocktail than rum. It has the magical ability to be both a warm weather sipper and a holiday tipple, but right now I love it in tall drinks like this limey riff on a classic Tom Collins!
2 oz white rum
1 oz freshly squeezed lime juice
3/4 oz simple syrup
Combine rum, lime juice and syrup in a shaker with ice; shake for 10 seconds, then strain into a Collins glass over ice. Add a few dashes of Angostura bitters, then top with soda. Cheers!
Image by Jenn & Dave Stark.