Summer is drawing to a close, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite cocktails. It’s great for lounging on a patio, enjoying the nice weather.
- 2 ounces dark rum
- ginger beer
- lime wedge
- Fill a highball glass with ice. Pour in rum. Add the ginger beer to taste. Squeeze in lime, then garnish with lime wedge. Stir to mix.
The Dark and Stormy is “Bermuda’s National Drink.” To be a “true” Dark and Stormy, you’re supposed to use Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Barritt’s Ginger Beer, both of which are from Bermuda. I couldn’t find the Barritt’s, so I had to make do with Jamaican ginger beer.
I’ve seen many different listings of the correct proportions. I think it really depends on how spicy your ginger beer is–some pack quite a punch. Add some; if it’s not enough, add more.