It was a dark and stormy night in
The Dark and Stormy is a simple cocktail with only three ingredients: Gosling’s Black Seal® dark rum, ginger beer, and lime juice, and in
You might also want to experiment with the amount of ginger beer you use. Some ginger beers are spicier than others, and you don’t want to overpower the rum, so find the exact proportion that works for you. Fickle mixologists may substitute other dark rums, but I recommend that you stick with the Gosling’s Black Seal. Although the D&S is normally built as a highball over rocks, you can also shake it as a cocktail, shaking the rum and lime juice, pouring it into the cocktail glass, and then adding about an ounce or two of cold ginger beer to the glass. Yet another variation on the cocktail version is to leave the lime juice out of the shaker, but squeeze a lime wedge over the glass and drop it in.
(Thanks to The Liquid Muse for reminding me of the Dark and Stormy in a post about her new "Storm on the Horizon" cocktail.)
Dark and Stormy
2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal® rum
4 oz cold ginger beer
½ oz freshly squeezed lime juice (optional)
Fill a highball glass with ice cubes. Add the rum and lime juice. Fill the glass with ginger beer. Stir lightly and garnish with a lime wedge or wheel. Drink on the veranda and see if you can hear the seals barking.