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Dark 'n' Stormy

The Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail is a refreshing and flavorful libation that evokes the spirit of the Caribbean. Originating in Bermuda, this iconic cocktail is believed to have been created by sailors in the early 20th century, combining dark rum with ginger beer to create a drink that's both bold and invigorating.

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Ingredients and Tools:

  • 60 ml (2 oz) dark rum

  • 90 ml (3 oz) ginger beer

  • 15 ml (1/2 oz) fresh lime juice

  • Ice cubes

  • Highball glass

  • Bar spoon

  • Jigger

Preparation Steps:

  1. Fill a highball glass with ice cubes.

  2. Measure and pour 60 ml (2 oz) of dark rum into the glass.

  3. Squeeze in 15 ml (1/2 oz) of fresh lime juice.

  4. Top up the glass with 90 ml (3 oz) of ginger beer.

  5. Stir gently with a bar spoon to combine the ingredients.

Flavor Profile:

The Dark 'n' Stormy cocktail offers a delightful combination of rich, spiced rum and the zesty kick of ginger beer, with a hint of citrus from the fresh lime juice. It's a perfect balance of sweet, spicy, and tangy flavors that's sure to transport you to sun-soaked shores.

Mixoloco - Mixology Tips:

  • Choosing Dark Rum: When selecting a dark rum for your Dark 'n' Stormy, opt for one with a robust flavor profile and hints of caramel and spice. Aged dark rums tend to impart richer flavors, enhancing the complexity of the cocktail.

  • Ginger Beer Selection: The choice of ginger beer can greatly influence the overall taste of your Dark 'n' Stormy. Look for a ginger beer with a bold and spicy kick to complement the richness of the rum.

  • Fresh Lime Juice: While bottled lime juice is convenient, fresh lime juice adds a bright and zesty freshness to the Dark 'n' Stormy. Squeezing your own lime juice ensures a more vibrant and authentic flavor.

  • Glassware and Ice: Serving the Dark 'n' Stormy in a tall highball glass with plenty of ice not only keeps the drink cold but also helps to dilute the strong flavors slightly, making it more refreshing and enjoyable.

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