Dark 'N' Stormy (Difford's recipe)

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Serve in

Collins glass

Photographed in

UB Koto Collins 35cl

Garnish:

Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE first 4 ingredients with ice and strain into ice-filled glass. TOP with ginger beer and briefly stir.

1 2/3 fl oz Dark/black/blackstrap rum
2/3 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/3 fl oz Sugar syrup 'rich' (2 sugar to 1 water, 65.0°brix)
2 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters
3 fl oz Thomas Henry Ginger Beer
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AKA:

Dark 'n' Stormy

Review:

A Daiquiri made with pungent dark rum, topped and made refreshing with spicy ginger beer. Part of the Mule family - but is distinctive due to the strong flavour of the dark rum.

Variant:

Simpler Dark 'N' Stormy Highball

History:

The national drink of Bermuda, where ginger beer and Gosling's rum (a brand of dark rum most associated with this cocktail) are produced.

Who first made or named the Dark 'N' Stormy is unknown but legend has it that it was created, or at least first enjoyed, by British sailors on shore leave in Bermuda after World War I.

Nutrition:

192 calories

Alcohol content:

  • 1.2 standard drinks
  • 9.58% alc./vol. (19.16° proof)
  • 16.4 grams of pure alcohol
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