Dark 'n Stormy


According to a Gosling's Rum tale, this drink was invented more than 100 years ago when members of Bermuda's Royal Naval Officer's Club added a splash of the local rum to their spicy homemade ginger beer. They described its ominous hue as "the color of a cloud only a fool or dead man would sail under."Plus: Ultimate Cocktail Guide

1 drink


  • 2 ounces dark rum (preferably Gosling's)

  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice (optional)

  • Ice

  • 1 candied ginger slice

  • 3 ounces chilled ginger beer

  • 1 lime wheel


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum and lime juice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer. Skewer the ginger slice and lime wheel and garnish the cocktail.

    Dark & Stormy
    © Wendell T. Webber


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