Dark & Stormy Cocktail
It was a dark and stormy night on Halloween weekend. Well, not really. This is Phoenix and it was sunny and 85 degrees today. I just thought it would be a good spooky start to this post!
Kids in other parts of the country are bummed out because their winter jackets will probably cover up their costumes when they head out to trick-or-treat (I remember this well growing up). Not here. It’s finally pleasant in the evenings. That means if you want to, you can wear a light sweater or jacket. It seems strange, but in this part of the country, we get so excited for this seasonal turning point! After months of temperatures in the 110-degree range, who wouldn’t be thrilled to wear a jacket?
I’m ready for this treat
Since it’s Halloween (and warm) I thought a Dark & Stormy drink recipe would make a fun post and a delicious adult refreshment! Besides (and I can’t believe I’m saying this) I need a break from reading and writing about every sort of pumpkin dessert and ooey gooey sugary treat imaginable.
My husband (a former bartender post-college) likes to mix drinks for us to try. I’ve never really liked rum, but by now he’s smart enough to know that if he tells me what’s in a drink before I try it, I won’t drink it if I think I won’t like it. His method is sort of the equivalent to sneaking vegetables into kids’ meals. When I tried this drink, I definitely liked it!
A Dark & Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s rum, ginger beer and lime juice, and is said to be the national drink of Bermuda. It’s usually served as a spring or summer cocktail, but it’s delicious at any time. Dark, stormy or otherwise!
Recipe for a Dark & Stormy cocktail:
Makes one cocktail
- Gosling’s Black Seal rum (you can use any brand, but it should be dark)
- Ginger beer
- Lime juice
- Lime wedges for garnish
- Fill a cocktail glass half full of ice cubes
- Add 2 ounces of rum, 6 ounces of ginger beer and the juice of half a lime. Mix together.
- Garnish with lime wedges.