Jamaican Red Storm

February 24, 2010
3 Ratings
  • Serves 1
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-cocktail —Sippity Sup (Greg Henry)

What You'll Need
  • 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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6 Reviews

JazzyThyme June 29, 2012
It's hot here & I love Dark & Stormies. This looks just lovely. Off to the store to get some beets!
monkeymom March 5, 2010
The photos of your drinks make me SO thirsty. Please keep them coming.
gluttonforlife March 4, 2010
You had me at "beet-infused rum"--cannot wait to try this!
AntoniaJames March 4, 2010
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 . . . .
Sippity S. March 6, 2010
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
mrslarkin February 24, 2010
Ooh! So sparkly glowy! Awesome!