Cocktail of the Week: Dark and Stormy

I'm beginning to think every good cocktail has ginger beer in it
I’m beginning to think every good cocktail has ginger beer in it

After kicking off Cocktail of the Week with the Moscow Mule I received some feedback from a reader who recommended this week’s cocktail. Specifically, they wanted to know what I would think of the Moscow Mule after having a Dark ‘n’ Stormy. Now, the Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a trademarked cocktail by¬†Gosling’s Export Limited of Bermuda and it calls for using only Gosling’s¬†Black Seal Rum. I didn’t have any of Gosling’s black rum and neither did any of the local grocers… So, this technically this can’t be a Dark ‘n’ Stormy. I guess we’ll call it a Dark ‘n’ Kraken, you’ll see why in a second.

2013-08-13 20.02.13
The components

Dark ‘n’ Kraken

  • 1.6 ounces (50 mL) of black rum
  • 5 ounces (150 mL) of ginger beer
  • lime wedge

Pour the ginger beer into a glass over ice. Top off with black rum. Squeeze in the lime wedge and drop in.

2013-08-13 20.23.45

These were good! I don’t think they’re as good as Moscow Mules though. I’d like a little more lime flavor to help with the sweetness of the rum and ginger beer. In the future I might add more lime juice and cut out some of the ginger beer.