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. Enjoy! And if you’re in the eye of the storm, make yourself a Dark and Stormy!Print
Dark and Stormy
- 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 2/3 – 3/4 full with ginger beer. Top with dark rum. Add a squeeze of lime juice from a wedge of lime. Enjoy!
Adjust quantities to your liking, typically about 4 shots of ginger beer to 2 shots of rum.