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.
- 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.
Adapted from Mittie Hellmich's "Mini Bar" series of books (Chronicle, 2007).
Tested by Joe Yonan.
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