In anticipation of Tropical Storm Erika approaching Florida this weekend I thought it was a good time to make a Dark and Stormy cocktail for Friday night happy hour. That’s a good way to prepare for a tropical storm/hurricane, right???
If you’re one of my early followers you might have noticed I posted this drink early on. I thought it was a good opportunity to take a new photo and replace my earlier, not so great picture. Not to mention, I had only one comment and was schooled on the proper way to make a Dark and Stormy! Ginger Beer first, then the rum. Looks like a storm that way. Makes perfect sense to me and so much prettier I must admit! Now, if I just had an assistant to pour the rum in while I was taking the photo to really give it a stormy look the picture would have been perfect! Oh well. In the meantime, here’s the original post with the original picture…not horrible, but not the best. Enjoy! And if you’re in the eye of the storm, make yourself a Dark and Stormy!
My husband’s summertime drink of choice is the classic Dark and Stormy. According to him, it’s all about the rum and ginger beer. He’s tried several different rums and ginger beer, but he prefers Gosling’s rum and ginger beer. I can’t voice an opinion since I’m not as much of a fan of this drink as he is. (UPDATE: I LOVE this drink now!!! I prefer Fever Tree ginger beer at the moment). I typically prefer my rum in something like a Mai Tai-tini (UPDATE: still love ’em!) But supposedly this is the best, and this is how I make it for him. (Now, for the original photo…)
The Dark and Stormy is a very simple drink to make. Just fill a glass with ice, add a shot of Gosling’s Rum and top it off with Goslings Ginger Beer. Add a squeeze of lime if you like. That’s it. (UPDATE: I’ve now changed the order…first the rum, then the ginger beer). If you haven’t had one before, give it a try, let me know what you think!
- 1-2 shots Gosling's Premium Black Rum (or your favorite dark rum)
- 4 oz. Gosling's ginger beer (or your favorite brand of ginger beer)
- Lime wedge
- Add ice to a tall glass. Fill ⅔ - ¾ full with ginger beer. Top with dark rum. Add a squeeze of lime juice from a wedge of lime. Enjoy!