It was a dark and stormy night….Ms. S&C was busy preparing sweet potato skins (with bacon, marshmallows and molasses) for a friend’s annual Halloween bash. She kept watching the clock. The dish was looking good, but there was still a lot to do. And, what about a cocktail? There was no time! No time for simple syrups. No time for punches. She couldn’t show up empty-handed. She’s Ms. S&C! She didn’t want to disappoint. She spotted an almost-full bottle of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum in her cabinet (leftover from last year’s holiday party eggnog). She wondered if she could use it for something. What about the Dark ‘n’ Stormy? Yes, it is a Bermudan cocktail, but it has a spooky name…
Surprisingly, Ms. S&C has never tried a Dark ‘n’ Stormy before (rum is usually not her first choice of spirit). But, she’s heard good things. Read good things. And, she’s seen it on plenty a cocktail menu.
The zesty combination of the sweet rum and spicy ginger brew (only use the good stuff), and the easy breezy preparation — the Dark ‘n’ Stormy will undoubtedly have a regular spot in Ms. S&C’s cocktail rotation. Not to mention, it is great drink for any time of the year — a Bermuda bash or a Halloweeen fest — the ingredients are always available. And they’re always tasty.
Dark ‘n’ Stormy
- 4 oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
- Bottle of Ginger Beer (Ms. S&C prefers Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew)
- Lime wedge
Fill a collins glass with ice. Add 2 oz. rum. Top with half of a bottle of ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge. Repeat.
posted by Ms. S&C
My son who, has done a lot of traveling in Great Britain, Australia and South Africa with a successful contemporary rock band, came home telling us about a particular mixed drink by the name of Dark and Stormy. It was my wife who first heard about it from him and it sounded like her perfect blend of drink. It was a mix of Ginger Beer and a dark rum by the name of Gosling’s Black Seal. My wife loves the taste of ginger and dark rum has always been her choice. This was finished off with her favorite small addition in a drink, a slice of lime.