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

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice.
  2. Pour 100 ml of ginger beer into the glass.
  3. Float 60 ml of Goslings Rum on top of the ginger beer.
  4. Stir gently with a bar spoon to lightly blend the ingredients.
  5. Optionally, garnish with a lime wedge or a slice of fresh ginger.
  6. 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

  1. The Dark ‘n’ Stormy is the national drink of Bermuda.
  2. The ingredients for a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and ginger beer, are trademarked by Gosling’s Rum.
  3. 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.
  4. In 2020, Bermuda celebrated the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Dark ‘n’ Stormy.
  5. 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.