Dark & Stormy

Dark & Stormy’s are most decidedly a sipping-on-the-deck kind of drink. While summer is over, we’re still having some days that are warm enough to comfortably sit outside, and that’s reason enough to make up a few of these. This national cocktail of Bermuda is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, but I love the more readily available Kraken Black Spiced Rum.

Kraken is as black as a good cup of coffee and needs the lime to cut through through the richness and brighten the drink. The ginger beer compliments its vanilla and spice tones, while the the fizz says “summertime.”

2 ounces Kraken Black Spiced Rum
Reed’s Jamaican Ginger Beer
Lime

Fill a highball cocktail glass with ice. Add the rum and fill with ginger beer. Top with a squeeze of lime.

While a couple of these are very enjoyable, any more and you risk the dreaded “bangin’ in de head, mon.”

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