Created by cocktail legend Dale DeGroff, this twist on the classic Dark & Stormy calls for the addition of an orange liqueur. Spirits columnist Jason Wilson recommends Cointreau.
As the name suggests, you'll want to use an aged rum, such as Flor de Cana Gran Reserva, Chairman's Reserve or Appleton V/X.
This recipe is featured in the accompanying 3-Bottle Bar package.
- 1 1/2 ounces aged rum
- 1/2 ounce orange liqueur, preferably Cointreau
- 1/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Ginger beer
- Lime wheel, for garnish
- Orange wheel, for garnish
Combine the rum, orange liqueur, lime juice and bitters in a highball glass. Add ice, then top with ginger beer and stir to incorporate.
Garnish with the lime and orange wheels.
Adapted from "Bitters: A Spirited History of a Classic Cure-All," by Brad Thomas Parsons (Ten Speed Press, 2011).
Tested by Jason Wilson.
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