30 Cocktails in 30 Days – Day 11: the Dark & Stormy

Mr and Mrs Romance - Day 11 - Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe

Day 11 of our 30 Cocktails in 30 Days Challenge: the Dark & Stormy

Mrs Romance introduced me to this hearty cocktail very recently. You get a very manly feel when you’re drinking it – not that this should nor does put women off having one.

Don’t worry, the Dark & Stormy doesn’t induce beard growth or a larger adams apple, but it does have that grr appeal. Perhaps it’s the dark rum – a pirate favourite – that gives this drink its weight. Or maybe it’s the spice of the ginger beer top.

Either way it’s a cracker of a cocktail and I recommend it with a firm yo ho-ho!

How to make a Dark & Stormy

Mr and Mrs Romance - Day 11 - Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe

Here’s what you need:

For each drink

  • Double measure of dark rum
  • 1 lime cut into quarters
  • ½ measure of sugar syrup
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer to top up
  • Cocktail shaker, jigger measure, muddler
  • ½ pint beer mug
  • Lemon twist to garnish

Here’s what you do:

  1. Put the lime, rum and sugar syrup into the shaker
  2. Muddle all together until the limes are flat and squished
  3. Add ice and stir or shake
  4. Strain into the mug
  5. Top up with ginger beer
  6. Garnish with the lemon twist

The original recipe comes from Bermuda and uses a Bermudan rum called Goslings. We used Havana Club Anejo Especial, which did the job, but a spiced rum like Goslings would give the drink that extra dimension.

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Images by Mrs Romance.

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