A dark and stormy cocktail requires only three ingredients. Dark rum, Ginger beer and a splash of lime. Jump to the Dark and Stormy Recipe now or read on to see how we make it.
We’re getting ready for hurricane Sandy here on the East coast. So, we thought sharing our Dark and Stormy recipe with you was appropriate.
Dark and Stormy Recipe Has Only Three Ingredients
The dark and stormy comes out of Bermuda and combines only three ingredients. Dark rum, Ginger beer and a splash of lime.
Dark rum is a must for this and if you wanted to really follow the rules, you should use Gosling’s black rum. That combined with Ginger beer (a much spicier take on ginger ale ) makes for one seriously delicious cocktail.
Did you enjoy our Dark and Stormy Recipe? If so, you might enjoy our Southside Cocktail Recipe, Lemon Drop Martini or Bourbon Manhattan Cocktail.
Recipe updated, originally posted October 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne
3-Ingredient Dark and Stormy Recipe
The dark and stormy comes out of Bermuda and combines only three ingredients. Dark rum, Ginger beer and a splash of lime. Dark rum is a must for this and if you wanted to really follow the rules, you should use Gosling’s black rum. Ginger beer is a much spicier take on ginger ale – you can find it at most grocery stores.
You Will Need
2 ounces (4 tablespoons) dark rum
3 ounces (6 tablespoons) ginger beer
1/2 ounce (1 tablespoon) fresh lime juice
Lime slice, for serving
1Add ice to a glass. Pour rum, lime juice and ginger beer over ice. Serve with lime slice.
Adam and Joanne's Tips
- Ginger beer and ginger ale are very different. Ginger beer is has a stronger ginger flavor. While ginger beer has no alcohol content, it can usually be found in liquor stores and shops that sell alcohol.
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Ahh love this! May actually have to try some of this one out – it looks like it would be so good! I love love love trying out recipes like this – makes for such a good saturday night! To be honest I’m just a massive sucker for any kind of cocktail learning thing! Ooo cocktail classes are great if anyone has done one before? Honestly though if anyone hasn’t been to one and loves cocktails as much as me – then I’d definitely recommend it! Plus it helps with recipes like these – my cocktail repertoire is probably embarrassingly large now haha. I’ve done lots of them now but my favourite was probably the Rofuto one but to be fair it was at a sushi restaurant and I am slightly obsessed with sushi so it makes sense that was my favourite I guess haha. Honestly though they are really fun! Still – can’t wait to try this out on Saturday – looks like my boyfriend is going to have to sit through another taste test aha! Thanks for putting this up!
We used to live in the Carolinas and dealt with plenty of storms and I grew up in MN and Chicago and had -40F winters. Thankfully, San Diego just gets earthquakes 🙂
Great looking drink!
Stay safe… and drink up! This looks yummy! 🙂
Another one of my favorite combos- ginger and lime. I’m sure I’d love this one too, especially with something extra spicy like a Blenheim or Ginger People ginger beer 🙂