When Chris went about designing this drink, he was looking to create something bright and effervescent, but not too sweet. Too many bright summery drinks become overwhelmingly sweet – often because of their use of ripe fruit and juices.

This one is an attempt at refreshing simplicity. It’s a basic Sour, with the slight sweetness of the rum and 1/2 oz simple syrup standing up perfectly against the lime juice, alongside a top of sparkling water.

I would consider this a great “rum” alternative for vodka-cranberry or gin and tonic drinkers. Perfect for a hot summer day.