Dark and Stormy

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An authentic Dark and Stormy made with Gosling’s rum and homemade ginger beer is the ideal prelude to summer, when the spring months are arriving like lions and one’s mind turns to thoughts of lambs.

The national drink of Bermuda, a true Dark and Stormy is never made with Jamaican ginger brew or weak ginger ale. Only the real stuff made in small batches will do, so try this recipe at home or seek out a case of Barritt’s or Blenheim if you can.

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  • 2 oz/60 ml Gosling's Black Seal rum
  • 5 oz/150 ml ginger beer
  1. In a collins glass filled with ice, add rum and ginger beer.
  2. Garnish with lime and serve immediately.

Recipe printed courtesy of jeffreymorgenthaler.com

34 Replies to “Dark and Stormy”

  • Carl-Johan says:

    I just made five bottles of this and two bottles of homemade Kahlua for a party this Saturday.
    It tastes divine, running to the liquor store for some Black Seal now!

  • Ted Mills says:


    My local fine cocktail emporium features cocktails and their debut date. Their earliest is a Dark ‘n’ Stormy with the date listed as unknown.

    I’m surprised that you have this listed as a trademarked Gosling’s drink without any mention of a reference.

    For one thing I don’t believe they have the lockdown on a very old cocktail, when the Old Fashioned and Manhattans are “public domain”, and I was hoping you’d weigh in on this.

    Where’s your proof, other than a Gosling’s press release, that they “invented” this cocktail?
    I call bullshit.

  • Carolyn says:

    I muddle about 1/2 to 3/4 of a lime in a cocktail shaker then add ice, about 5 dashes of Angostura bitters and the Gosling’s Rum. Shake, and strain into a glass full of ice. add about a half bottle of Cock n Bull Ginger beer and a lime wedge and drink up! Such a refreshing summer cocktail!

  • Deanna says:


    Is cinnamon every added?

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