Dark 'n' stormy
A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a classic cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer. It is a refreshing and flavorful drink that is perfect for any occasion.
Dark ‘n’ stormy recipe
60 ml Goslings Rum100 ml Ginger Beer
In a highball glass filled with ice pour the ginger beer and top floating with the Rum.
Directions for how to make the Dark ‘n’ stormy
- Fill a highball glass with ice.
- Pour 100 ml of ginger beer into the glass.
- Float 60 ml of Goslings Rum on top of the ginger beer.
- Stir gently with a bar spoon to lightly blend the ingredients.
- Optionally, garnish with a lime wedge or a slice of fresh ginger.
- Serve and enjoy your Dark ‘n’ stormy drink!
Tips for how to make the perfect Dark ‘n’ stormy
- Use Gosling’s Black Seal Rum: This is the traditional rum used for Dark ‘n’ Stormy drinks and has a unique flavor that complements the ginger beer.
- Choose a high-quality ginger beer: The ginger beer is a crucial component of this drink, so make sure to select a brand that is flavorful, spicy, and not too sweet.
- Use freshly squeezed lime juice: A squeeze of lime juice adds a bright flavor to the drink, balancing out the sweetness of the ginger beer and the richness of the rum.
- Serve over ice in a highball glass: Fill a glass with ice, pour in the rum and ginger beer, and then add the lime juice.
- Garnish with a lime wedge: A fresh lime wedge on the rim of the glass looks visually appealing and adds an extra touch of flavor to the drink.
Alcohol-free alternative to the Dark ‘n’ stormy
A good alcohol-free alternative to the drink Dark ‘n’ Stormy is the Dark ‘n’ Spicy. This simple mocktail is made with ginger beer, lime juice, and a splash of blackstrap molasses to give it that dark and robust flavor that is characteristic of the original drink. To make the Dark ‘n’ Spicy, fill a highball glass with ice and add 6 ounces of ginger beer. Squeeze in the juice of half a lime and stir in a teaspoon of blackstrap molasses until it is dissolved. Garnish with a slice of lime and enjoy! The Dark ‘n’ Spicy is a refreshing and flavorful alternative that is perfect for those who are looking to enjoy a cocktail without the effects of alcohol.
Dark ‘n’ stormy fun facts
- The Dark ‘n’ Stormy is the national drink of Bermuda.
- The ingredients for a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer, are trademarked by Gosling’s Rum.
- The name “Dark ‘n’ Stormy” is said to come from the drink’s dark color and the “stormy” look created by the ginger beer when poured into the glass.
- In 2020, Bermuda celebrated the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy.
- The Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a popular cocktail among sailors and yachters due to its refreshing taste and the alleged medicinal properties of ginger beer for seasickness.