A Dark and Stormy (or Dark ‘n’ Stormy) is an alcoholic highball style cocktail popular in many British Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and Bermuda. It consists of dark rum and ginger beer over ice. The local rum is usually used, for example, Bundaberg in Australia or Goslings in Bermuda.
The national drink of Bermuda, a true Dark and Stormy is never made with Jamaican ginger beer or weak ginger ale. Only the real stuff made in small batches will do, so try this recipe at home or seek out a case of Barritt’s or Blenheim if you can.
Watch this great video for the history of the Dark and Stormy cocktail.
Dark N’ Stormy Drink Recipe
2 oz Gosling’s® Black Seal rum
8 oz ginger beer
How To Make: Pour rum over ice, add ginger ale, and stir. Raise glass and toast.
NOTE: You can substitute any dark or spiced rum, but it wouldn’t be true Dark N’ Stormy. It would still be a damn good drink though.
The key here is nailing the precise ratio between the spice of the ginger beer and the richness of the rum. Depending on brands of each used, you may want to play around with the proportions. No true Bermudian would put lime juice in his D & S, but here in the States that’s how it comes.
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