Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Dark and Stormy Cocktail
Staff Writer
Dark and Stormy Cocktail

It's easy to see why the Dark and Stormy is the official drink of the Bahamas; when made correctly (no ginger ale, no light rum), the combination of ginger fizz and sweet rum makes for a flavor that refreshes just as much as sitting on a beach watching clear, blue skies.

 

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Gosling's Black Seal rum (or it's not really a Dark and Stormy)
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • Lime wedge, for garnish

 

Directions

Combine rum and ginger beer in a highball glass with ice. Garnish with lime wedge, and serve.

Cocktail Shopping Tip

Buy your booze in bulk – transfer what you need into smaller bottles to stock your bar – you’ll save money and have enough leftover for your next party.

Cocktail Cooking Tip

Add another layer of flavor to your cocktails by making your own simple syrup – combine equal parts sugar and water with whatever aromatics you like – fresh herbs, whole spices, citrus, or chile peppers – heat to dissolve sugar and strain before using.