The Dark and Stormy is a drink that came to be in the Caribbean waters, where rum is plentiful and so are sailors. It’s a drink that was spit out by the sea, more or less. It’s a drink with a really cool name.
PREPARATION TIME: 2 MINS │ MIX TIME: 30 SECS │ TOTAL TIME: 2 MINS 30 SECS │ SERVES: 1
- 60ml Captain Morgan Dark Rum
- 90ml ginger ale
- 15ml Lime
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Fill tall glass with ice cubes and add dark rum.
- Add ginger ale, Angostura and lime.
- Stir with a bar spoon.
- Garnish with a lime wedge. Enjoy!
About the Dark & Stormy
A Dark ’n’ Stormy is a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. Lime juice and simple syrup are also frequently added. This drink is very similar to the Moscow mule except that the Dark ‘n’ Stormy has dark rum instead of vodka.
In 1806, an early Gosling family member sailed from England bound for Virginia. He didn’t make it to America—the sea was too still—so the ship headed for the nearest dock instead, which happened to be in Bermuda. There, he used his family background in spirits to create the recipe for Gosling’s aged black rum. Many things disappear into the Bermuda Triangle. The Dark and Stormy was one thing to come out of it.
S-liquor Top Tip
Officially speaking, it is frowned upon to liven up your Dark and Stormy with lime juice, but we appreciate a layer of citrus. Just don’t swap in ginger ale for the ginger beer. That would be a crime.
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