One of the most pleasurable drinks on the planet, and one of the easiest to make. It has notes of toasted caramel sweetness from the rum, fresh sharp spiciness from the ginger, and the perfect balance of tartness from the lime.


  • 45 ml dark rum (Gosling Rum to follow the original)
  • 140 ml ginger beer
  • 30 ml lime juice
  • 15 ml sugar syrup
  • 3 cubes of fresh ginger
  • 1 lime wedge
  • 1 ginger strip


  1. In a glass, muddle fresh ginger.
  2. Add rum, lime juice, and syrup.
  3. Stir.
  4. Fill glass with ice.
  5. Garnish with lime wedge, ginger strip, and a straw.

Note: Dark ‘N Stormy is the official cocktail of Bermuda and is one of the few cocktails that is actually trademarked. The name and recipe is owned by Bermudan rum distributor Gosling Brothers Limited. By law, bars can only serve Dark ‘N Stormy if you use a specific recipe:

  • 5 oz Gosling’s Dark Rum
  • Top with Gosling’s ginger beer
  • Run lime around rim and drop in (optional) is your learned drinking buddy who can tell you what to drink, what you’re drinking and where to drink. Learn about the coolest and the latest bars in the metro, or the newest beverage or new product out in the market, or have fun creating enjoyable drinks from our features and videos within the comfort of your homes.

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