What I'm Drinking: A Dark and Stormy


The sun is shining, a warm breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and most importantly, the snow is melting. I think this good news (and the fact that it has been a looooong work week) calls for a cocktail. My favorite local natural foods store had ginger beer on sale, so I picked up a four-pack the other day. A little Internet sleuthing led me to the Dark 'n Stormy, a cocktail that is actually a trademark of Gosling's Rum. Since my version doesn't include Gosling's rum, let's call it a Dark and Stormy, shall we? The dark rum I opted to purchase at the liquor store was Kraken Black Spiced Rum (partially because it was between that and Captain Morgan's and, well, the label/name was pretty awesome. Yeah, I totally judge my liqueur by its cover...). This cocktail is an amalgam of spicy, sour, and sweet flavors, and more importantly, it's just what the doctor order after a hectic work week. Bring on the weekend!

Dark and Stormy (printer-friendly version)
makes one cocktail

ice
6 oz ginger beer (I used Reed's)
2 oz dark rum (I used Kraken Black Spiced Rum)
lime for garnish (if you like, add in a bit of lime juice to taste)

1. Fill a highball (tall) glass with ice. Add the ginger beer, top with the dark rum, and garnish with a lime wedge. Then drink!

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