It’s a beautiful day out in New Jersey, which is shocking to see and write after what has seemed like a century of dreariness. The skies are blue, the sun is shining, and it seems only right to celebrate the amazing weather with a cocktail. The perfect drink for such an occasion? The Dark ‘N Stormy. How ironic.
Despite its name, the Dark ‘N Stormy actually makes a great warm-weather drink. The spiciness of ginger, richness of black rum, and the acidity of the lime evoke a tropical feeling without using a hundred fruity syrups or begging for an umbrella garnish. It’s a simple 3-ingredient cocktail, and each of the 3 is extremely important to the flavor of the drink. Don’t skimp on the rum or lime, because you might find that the ginger beer actually burns the back of your throat a bit from the intensity of the spice if it’s not tamed down. When the ingredients are well-balanced, though, they’re fantastic.
Using just 3 ingredients, this cocktail is simple to make and extremely satisfying!
- 1 part Gosling’s Black Seal rum
- 1 part ginger beer
- Fresh lime juice, to taste
- Add equal parts black rum and ginger beer to a glass filled halfway with ice.
- Add a generous amount of lime juice.
- Garnish with limes and, optionally, a sprig of mint. Serve immediately.
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