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I had my first swanky during Gimistory a few years ago.

Gimistory is a storytelling festival held annually in Cayman. Β A different island district hosts each night and Clark Kent and I try to make it to the West Bay one each year. Β In addition to stories, poetry, ex tempo, calypso and duppy (ghost) tales there’s a food competition to find out which district has the best fried fish & fritter and the best swanky.

Swanky
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You will need:
6 cups of water
1 cup lime juice
2 tsp honey
1 cup brown sugar

  • Combine your ingredients
  • Shake
  • Enjoy!
PS. Β Might I suggest adding rum if you’d like to ‘adult’ this up a bit πŸ™‚
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31 Comments

  1. Beautiful pictures! I'm sure the drink tasted just as good :).

  2. OMG!!! Heaven!! LOVE LOVE LOVE the last picture!! Can I come visit?? πŸ˜‰

    P.S A drink wouldn't be a drink without rum/alcohol! Pour it in please!! πŸ™‚

  3. Sounds wonderful!!! I miss your island!! Have a great weekend!

  4. I love the name! I want mine with Rum!

  5. I'll take a Swanky with rum please πŸ˜‰ Your last photo is so pretty!

  6. The Swanky drink looks so refreshing and tempting…the scenery is divine, just like out of a Travel magazine!
    I would take the option with the rum, please!
    Have a wonderful Suday:DDD

  7. This looks wonderful, and I'd love to try it with the brown sugar…and probably some rum like you suggest! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh man, that sounds like an amazing summer beverage. I need to make that asap!

  9. Can't wait to try it..Pics great too!

  10. I can't decide which shot I love most..the first or last one! stunning views!!

    sweetlife
    thank you for sharing-I would def add the rum, lol

  11. Story telling..I don't mind listening! And the Swanky looks really refreshing. I'll take the glass with the rum, thank you!

  12. Well, isn't that just the perfect summer drink. Rum, here we come!

  13. Mmmmmmm…the Swanky sounds like a perfect, refreshing summer drink. And the rum option is quite tempting!

  14. Wow! I want to be there! I guess if I add rum, it will help me to imagine up such a beautiful seascape. (love the idea of a Gimistory festival – sounds like great fun!)

  15. Hola. I wanted to reply to your comment on my blog here to make sure that you would see it:) I am really curious why you can't get eggplant there. Is it the climate or is it just not a popular food item? I love learning about the food traditions of other places.

  16. I am loving these photos. I am going to dream about this!

  17. Perfect drink for the summer; a swanky! Love the name. sounds like a fun festival.
    Rita

  18. love that title and the storytelling festival sounds fun. Isn't it funny how so many of us want the rum in there, too? I guess you can add me to that list πŸ˜‰ Looks deliciously refreshing and bet it's good for colds as well, sore throats, hangovers…

  19. It's not even 9 am here and you already have me fantasizing about rum drinks and blue seas. Thanks a lot. lol

    That drink sounds delicious and the view–well–it makes me happy to know that place like that exist in the world.

  20. Never heard of swanky, but the story-etlling festival sounds fun and I would so be adding rum to this!

  21. Brilliant! Perfect for the summer – I'm going to make GALLONS of this!
    Mary

  22. Living in the Caymans must be like paradise 24-7. I am sure all was most enjoyable- a refreshing drink,Gimistory and delicious fried fish. I envy you!

  23. Wow! What a sunny and bright picture, perfect place to have this lovely drink. Following your lovely looking blog πŸ™‚

  24. I love the view of the sea and the drink is awesome!

  25. This looks like a fun drink, and I'll take one with rum!

  26. One with rum please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think I'll have to come there….. too many fun things happening… and look at that sea!!! So jelous right now!!!!!!!! <3

  27. This has booze written all over it!! That last picture is awesome, I want to be there!!

  28. the event sounds like lot of fun, drinks, stories and friends – almost nothing can beat that!
    the swanky sounds so refreshing, thanks for sharing

  29. oh what a great drink and fun event oh ghost stories cool

  30. First, I have always wanted to go to a story telling festival – so cool. Second, this looks very refreshing and I love the name!

  31. Looks refreshing and I was waiting for the rum!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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