A Day Like Today Calls for a Dark and Stormy

Ingredients for a Dark and StormyThere’s currently a thunderstorm raging outside my window, so it’s not all that difficult to figure out why I decided to whip up a Dark and Stormy cocktail tonight. When the rain is pelting your windows, nothing will whisk you away (mentally, anyway) faster than rum and ginger beer.

This one is really as simple as it gets. Here’s what you’re going to need:

2oz dark rum (Goslings Black Seal seems to be widely preferred, but I didn’t have any on hand, so I used an aged Barbancourt, which worked quite well)
3oz ginger beer
1/2 lime juice (optional; I personally didn’t find it necessary)
Lime wedge for garnish

Dark and Stormy CocktailSimply combine the rum and ginger beer over ice and give it a quick stir. Garnish with a lime wedge, and you’re good to go. It really doesn’t get much easier.

Now if you want to get a little fancy, you can make your own ginger beer. Doing so will result in not only a better taste, but a non-carbonated ginger beer that you can shake with your cocktails. Expert mixologist Jeffrey Morgenthaler provides the ginger beer recipe of record. The little bit of extra work is well worth it!

So off you go, away from the rain and on to a Bermudian beach.


Tags: cocktail, ginger beer, lime, rum

One Response to “A Day Like Today Calls for a Dark and Stormy”

  1. Laren Says:

    Dark & Stormy is one of my all time favorites!! Good for a stormy day, but great for the beach.

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