Dark & Stormy 1.000

(Tom McCorkle for The Washington Post; styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post)

May 30, 2007

This is the semi-official cocktail of Bermuda, and it usually calls for Gosling's Black Seal Rum. Be sure to use ginger beer (and not ginger ale) for a bold kick.

If you leave out the fresh ginger and replace the dark rum with vodka, you'll have created another refreshing drink called the Moscow Mule.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1 to 2 coin-size slices peeled ginger root (optional)
  • 2 ounces dark rum, preferably Gosling's Black Seal
  • 3 to 4 ounces chilled ginger beer
  • 2 thin lime wedges, for garnish


Fill an old-fashioned glass with ice and add the ginger. Add the rum and stir. Top with the ginger beer. Squeeze the lime wedges over the drink and drop them in.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from Mittie Hellmich's "Mini Bar" series of books (Chronicle, 2007).

Tested by Joe Yonan.

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