The dark and stormy drink came into form more than 100 years ago in the Caribbean waters, when members of Bermuda’s Royal Naval Officer’s Club added a splash of the local rum to their spicy homemade ginger beer. They described its ominous hue as “the color of a cloud only a fool or dead man would sail under.” This refreshing and tasty drink is very simple two-ingredient cocktail of dark rum (the “dark”) and ginger beer (the “stormy”).If you like, try floating the rum on top of the ginger beer to create a layered dark and stormy.
dark rum(Gosling’s Black Seal)
lime juice (optional)
Garnish: lime wedge
- Fill a tall glass with ice cubes. Add rum.
- Top with ginger beer and lime juice.
- Stir with a barspoon.
- Garnish with a lime wedge.