Time to start thinking about summer cocktails, and that means rum. One rum cooler which I think is perfect for the heat is the Dark and Stormy. It’s refreshing, simple to make, and delicious with just the right mixture of spice, sweet, and citrus.
You know how chefs are always going on about the quality of ingredients making dishes better? Well, fancy rum and housemade exotic bitters have no place in a Dark and Stormy. You need to have the original Bermuda ingredients: Gosling’s Black Seal rum and ginger beer, preferably Barritts. Do NOT use any spiced rum with this cocktail and no using ginger ale as a shortcut. In this case, keep it simple and stick with the original ingredients.
Dark & Stormy
- 2 oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
- Juice from a wedge of lime
- Lime wedges
- 2-3 dashes of Angostura bitters
- Barritts Ginger Beer
In a highball glass packed with ice add the Goslings, bitters, and lime juice. Top with Barritts ginger beer, stir to mix, and add a lime wedge (or 2 or 3).