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Three Drink Minimum : Dark n’ Stormy

how to make a dark and stormy cocktail

It’s hump day and it’s the slow season in the islands, so it’s time for Three Drink Minimum.It looks like hurricane Igor is heading north and will make a visit to Bermuda – so raise a toast to the people of Bermuda and wish them well as Igor lumbers towards them!

So what could be more appropriate than to honor hump-day & hurricane Igor with an appropriate  cocktail – The Dark n’ Stormy.  The Dark n’ Stormy is the signature drink of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, a product of Bermuda.

Dark n’ Stormy’s are A mix of Rum & Ginger beer. Gosling’s  makes their own ginger beer, but here in the BVI, we prefer Old Jamaica Ginger Beer – which is readily available in stores. Old Jamaica Ginger Beer is really sweet with a hot gingery finish, so it leaves a nice burn to chase down the rum.

How To Make A Dark n’ Stormy

1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer

In a tall glass filled with ice add 1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and top with Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge (optional). Serve in a highball glass

Rum and ginger beer is a great mix, so make sure you drink more than one of these – three is a good number, especially on Wednesday, the third day of the weak.

Please note: The closing party at Bananakeet is Tonight – so you can get a Dark ‘n Stormy there!