Dark and Stormy

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The Dark and Stormy, aka Dark 'N Stormy, is a Cocktail which consists of Dark Rum and Ginger Beer. The Dark and Stormy is Gosling's Black Seal Rum's "Signature Drink," and Bermuda's "National Drink." Adding lime juice to a Dark and Stormy makes it a Rum Buck. However, simply garnishing a Dark and Stormy with a lime wedge or wheel does not.


Historical References

New York Times, 3rd June 1990

"DARK AND STORMY Pour one and one-half ounces of Gosling's Black Seal rum (80 proof, not the 151 proof) over ice in a tall glass. Top up with ginger beer."

Common Recipes

Recipe #1: Goslings

  • 45ml Gosling's Black Seal Rum
  • Barritts Ginger Beer *

Gosling's Black Seal Rum, top with Barritts ginger beer. Garnish with lime (optional).

  • Note: Goslings now makes its own ginger beer and recommends its use over Barritts.

Recipe #2: Gary Regan.

  • 2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1 lime wedge, for garnish

Build in an ice-filled highball glass. Add the garnish. Serve in a highball glass.

Dark and Stormy Quotes

Nidal Rimini:

"The Dark & Stormy is a strange one. I did a bit of Brand Ambassador stuff for Kirsty Loveday for Goslings, and I discovered that the D&S was created in the late 19thC after the British Navy purchased a Ginger Beer plant in Hamilton, Bermuda (I know! Why??). Anyway, one thing obviously lead to another with the local hooch and there you have it."

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