Dark ‘N’ Stormy

What is a Dark ‘N’ Stormy?

One of the simplest cocktails to make, the dark flavours of rum and the fiery ginger notes of ginger beer are a match made in heaven.This cocktail was supposedly created in Bermuda after WWI, where rum was aplenty, and sailors were in need of a stiff drink.

What’s the best rum for Dark ‘N’ Stormy?

Originally trademarked by Goslings Black Seal Rum, this is obviously the spirit of choice, thanks to its rich flavours of butterscotch, vanilla and caramel.But any dark rum of your choice will do. Some of my favourites to use are Kraken Black Spiced Rum, Captain Morgan’s Original Rum and Dead Man’s Fingers Spiced Rum.

What’s the flavour profile of a Dark ‘N’ Stormy?

Only three ingredients make up this tasty concoction. The rum provides buttery richness, flavours of molasses, toasted sugar and, depending on your rum of choice, gorgeous spice.The ginger beer gives it that refreshing, fiery note, and the added lime juice (which is untraditional admittedly) adds a much-needed hit of sour citrus.

Ingredients

50 ml rum
100 ml ginger beer
1 tbsp. lime juice
Lime wedges, to garnish

Directions

1. Fill a glass with ice. Add the dark rum, and lime juice. Top with ginger beer and serve garnished with the lime wedge.

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