Dark 'n Stormy

By • February 1, 2013 • 14 Comments



Author Notes: This is a cocktail easily made for one, or you can scale up at will. Feel free to make it boozier if you like -- there are no rules.Amanda Hesser

Serves as many as you like

  • 1 part dark rum
  • 2 parts ginger beer (whatever kind you like; we prefer Goslings)
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  1. Fill a glass with ice, crushed or cubed.
  2. Fill the glass 1/3 full with the rum.
  3. Top with ginger beer and squeeze in some lime.

Tags: cocktail, Drinks, ginger beer, rum

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about 1 month ago Kate

Bundaberg ginger beer from Australia is excellent too! Really dark and gingery, perfect with a dark rum.

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4 months ago Linda

We use Pusser's British navy rum, as we first drank these in the B.V.I. No lime, but a topping of freshly grated nutmeg. The hotel on Anegada served them up this way and we love them.

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5 months ago ChezUs

This is one of my all time favorites, and we enjoy often. Just made a little how to video on it as well - now that is love.

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6 months ago rsimpson3

It's interesting to note that the Dark and Stormy is one of two mixed drinks (the other being the Bacardi Cocktail) for which liquor companies have gone to court and won their cases to specify the liquor used. In this case, Gosling has trademarked the name "Dark and Stormy" and require that it be made with Gosling Black Seal rum. I don't think much of either Bacardi light or Gosling Black Seal as rums, but for a Bacardi Cocktail and a Dark and Stormy it makes a huge difference in the drink.

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6 months ago Cookie16

Cock n' Bull ginger beer is fantastic and my all time favorite. Highly recommend this for the ultimate ginger kick. Look for it at BevMo!

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6 months ago Solitaire

I've found it at Cost Plus/World Market also, and agree it's the best for this and other ginger beer cocktails - or even a all by itself, on the rocks with lime :)

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6 months ago rsimpson3

Thanks for reminding me of Cost Plus! The usual places I've bought Cock n' Bull now only sell Jamaican style ginger beers which overwhelm the rum.

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8 months ago Satyrborn63

Once you try Blenheim old #3 (hot) ginger ale, you will never settle for anything less!

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8 months ago Solitaire

I love a nice Dark & Stormy. Can I ask, do you know where I can get that glass goblet you have in the photo? It's perfect for my bar!

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8 months ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

I believe I bought the glass at ABC Home (in NYC). I'm sorry I don't have any more info on it, but glad you like it!

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8 months ago Solitaire

Hi Amanda, thanks for taking the time to reply :)
I don't see it on their website, unfortunately for me.

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about 1 year ago Chris Oliver

FWIW, it should be noted that ginger beer can vary greatly in flavor. Jamaican ginger beer (Reed's) is considerably more robust than Bermudan ginger beer (Gosling's, Regatta, etc.) Bermudan ginger beer is easily my favorite.

Tad_and_amanda_in_the_kitchen

about 1 year ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Very worth it! Thanks for weighing in.

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over 1 year ago Makie

Non-beer drinkers at Super Bowl Sunday festivities, enjoyed the change from white wine or some other blended drink. I used Reed's Extra Ginger Beer. Would I serve it again? Well I still have that large handle of dark rum I was given...maybe I'll try it with homemade ginger ale on a hot summer's day.