Jamaican Red Storm

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Author Notes: Barbados has the Dark and Stormy and now (thanks to me) Jamaica has the Red Storm. You may read the entire story of how I came up with this unusual cocktail here: http://www.sippitysup.com/jamaican-red-storm-beet-infused-cocktailSippity Sup (Greg Henry)

Serves 1

Jamaican Red Storm

  • 2 ounces beet infused rum (recipe follows)
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 ounce dark rum, such as Meyers
  • 1 beet stem trimmed of all leaves and frozen

Beet Infused Rum

  • 3 small raw red beets (trimmed, peeled, and cut into quarters)
  • 1 (750ml) bottle light rum
  1. Jamaican Red Storm: Combine the beet infused rum, and ginger beer in a tall glass full of ice cubes. Using the back of a spoon float dark rum on top and stir gently. Garnish with a frozen beet stem.
  2. Beet-Infused Rum: Put the beets in a pitcher or glass jar large enough to hold the beets and the rum. Pour the rum over the beets and cover the container with a lid or plastic wrap. Store the rum in a cool dark place, swirling the container at least once a day. After 3 days discard the beets, using a slotted spoon. Cover the rum tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to six months.

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about 3 years ago JazzyThyme

It's hot here & I love Dark & Stormies. This looks just lovely. Off to the store to get some beets!


over 5 years ago monkeymom

The photos of your drinks make me SO thirsty. Please keep them coming.


over 5 years ago gluttonforlife

You had me at "beet-infused rum"--cannot wait to try this!


over 5 years ago AntoniaJames

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For those of you who have tried this, does the rum actually become infused with the beet taste, or does it just acquire that brilliant red color? So interesting . . . .


over 5 years ago Sippity Sup (Greg Henry)

I never knew there was a comment section! Sorry I did not answer sooner. Yes, there is a beet taste, but it doesn't quite taste like "beets" sweet and mineral-y. Still tastes mostly like rum but more complex. The ginger beer adds yet another wonderful level. I liked this drink a lot and will be serving it poolside this summer. GREG


over 5 years ago mrslarkin

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Ooh! So sparkly glowy! Awesome!