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.


Ingredients

  • 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

Procedure:

  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)

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