This exotic delicious Dark and Stormy cocktail recipe is super fun to make and oh so tasty to drink!! And did I mention it’s beautiful to look at?
I remember making my first dark and stormy at the restaurant where I worked. One of the patrons had asked if I knew how to make one. I said that I didn’t but I would be happy to look it up and attempt one if he were game. He said, “Sure!” So I grabbed the bartender’s trusty book of popular cocktail recipes and thought, ‘Okay, I got this.’
But I kind of botched it.
Although we had the rum, the restaurant didn’t have ginger beer. I didn’t even know what ginger beer was. I thought, ‘Okay, we don’t have ginger beer, but we do have ginger ale.’
It’s not the same.
Truly, it isn’t. If you’ve ever had ginger beer before, then you know what I mean. If you haven’t and you do a side by side taste test, you’ll see that ginger ale is mild and ginger beer is strong.
And my patron? Well, he drank the one I made him, but he didn’t order another one!
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How to make the dark and stormy cocktail
So few ingredients in this drinkie-poo! Dark rum, ginger beer and lime juice.
Let’s get mixing
This is one of the few cocktails I mix directly in the glass. I grab one of my tall ones. I choose this one because it is really pretty. I like the way it flares. I have also seen Dark and Stormys in highball glasses but I didn’t want to make mine in a highball glass because I like more ginger beer than what that glass would hold.
I fill it ¾ full with ice cubes. I’ll probably end up adding more but that’s what I start with.
I pour out 2 ounces of rum. I’m using Goslings Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum.
The reason? Well, Goslings created this drink and has a certified patent filed at the patent and trademark office, it’s naturally my first choice!
I use more rum than Goslings’ certified recipe because I think my D&S needs the extra half ounce given the size of my glass.
Goslings is a delicious rum!!
I pour it into the glass over the ice.
Next up is the ginger beer. I pop open the tab and measure 4 ounces of this fizzy ginger goodness.
Into the glass it goes!!
After I pour in the beer, I notice that the cocktail did indeed need more ice cubes, so I plop a few more in.
Now, I grab the lime and cut a wedge that equals a quarter of the lime.
I pick up the lime, squeeze the juice into the glass and plop the lime into it as well.
The original recipe instructs you to take the lime and only rub it around the rim of the glass, but not to squeeze it into the contents. But I need more lime in my Dark and Stormy cocktail.
Now all that’s left is to stir it up a little bit and drink this yummy cocktail.
It’s pretty isn’t it?
Here’s the aerial view.
And another view.
I hope you enjoyed this dark and stormy recipe!
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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!
Dark and Stormy Cocktail
- 2 ounces Goslings Red Seal Dark Rum
- 4 ounces Goslings Ginger Beer
Garnish and Glassware
- ¼ lime (squeezed into cocktail and then placed on top)
- Collins glass
- Fill a tall glass ¾ full of ice
- Add rum
- Add ginger beer
- Adjust ice cubes
- Squeeze lime in glass
- Plop squeezed lime rind into drink
- Stir if you want
- Lift glass and take a sip