The Dark ’n’ Stormy is one of my go-to summer cocktails, and it’s the official cocktail of Bermuda. It’s simple, it’s strong, and it’s just classy enough to make you feel like you’re drinking something special instead of just having rum and a mixer. It’s like when your Dad told you he was going to take you to a water park, but instead he just brought you to the house of a neighbor who had a pool with a slide.
Fun fact: The Dark ’n’ Stormy is a trademarked cocktail and name, owned by Gosling’s Rum. Technically, a true Dark ’n’ Stormy must be made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. I’m sure I’m not the only one who grew up with Dad trying to pass off something store-brand as the original (and being told to like it or I’d get nothing), so you can make your own choices when it comes to which kind of dark rum you’d like to use.
- 2 ounces dark rum
- Ginger beer to top
Pour the rum and ginger beer into a glass filled with ice (the original recipe also calls for a highball glass, but use what you have). Add a squeeze of lime, and garnish with a lime wedge.