Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Dark & Stormy

Day 189

Dark & Stormy
2 shots out of 5

We've made it to the half way mark of the week, Wednesday.  

So far this week has been non-stop and I know it will only continue that way for the rest of the week.  

Time to try a bottle that I've had in my bar for some time now.

I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5.  

WOW.......ginger beer.  

Hmmm, well I've actually been quite interested in how this would taste and I have a feeling that I'm not really going to like any of the cocktails I mix it in.  

When I first sip this cocktail I taste the Dark Rum.  

Then the ginger beer kicks in and I have to TOTALLY stings and tingles my tongue......not in a good way.  

**(UPDATE because I am more knowledgeable now, lol.  I DO think that a different brand of Ginger Beer would be better.  I REALLY like the Bundabery Ginger Beer.)

I would never order this cocktail at a bar.  

This cocktail is an exact example of the mistake I would make by ordering it at a bar and then refusing to waste money by not drinking it.  

I would sit there and contemplate if drinking it really fast was better then spacing out my smaller sips.  

I would make faces and not enjoy it at all.  

Maybe less of an amount in a different cocktail that did not have Dark Rum in it would work better?  

Who knows.  

I got this recipe from Esquire.

Here is a photo of the end result:

Here is a photo of the ingredients:

Here is the recipe for a Dark & Stormy:

  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • 1/2 oz lime juice
In a taller cocktail glass, fill almost to the top with ice and add all of the ingredient above.  Stir it up and if you feel the need to put a little umbrella in your cocktail to protect it from it's "stormy" part, go ahead!

Well boo for my first experience with Ginger Beer, hopefully I'll find a good recipe for it before the "drink with in 3 days of opening" hits.


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Hello! My name is Jen and I am The Cocktail Lady. I am a married mom of 4 who loves creating and trying new cocktails.


  1. This is a cocktail I've always enjoyed, even though I'm not a rum person. I'll have to make it for my rum-lovin' hubby-man soon.

    Nice pic, very flirty!

  2. Interesting! this drink has been making the rounds on the internet quite a bit this summer--- I've never had ginger beer and only just recently began to like fresh ginger in food (not in large chunks, just finely grated) and Adam can NOT stand it.

    thanks for trying it out for me. ;-

  3. Well, to give the Dark and Stormy a proper try you must use Gosling's Black Seal rum from Bermuda. And it really helps the tastes of the drink overall if one is in Bermuda while drinking it! ;-) All said, I admit that ginger beer is not my fave, but I do like Gosling's Black Seal rum, not so much on Myer's though.


    1. Hi Shirley! You know I found that rum all over the place when I was looking for recipes for this cocktail. I just may have to find it at the store and try it. I'm not a huge Myer's fan either, so Gosling's may just be the way for me to go! And I totally agree that I would have liked it better in Bermuda, haha. Cheers!!