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Stacy Zarin Goldberg for The Washington Post; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post

Sep 16, 2009

This is a wine variation on the classic Dark 'n' Stormy. The recipe calls for a Yellow Tail Cabernet Shiraz blend, but Spirits columnist Jason Wilson found that the cocktail worked well with most brands of affordable Australian shiraz.

It also calls for a dark rum such as Gosling's; Jason Wilson also recommends an aged rum such as Zacapa, Pampero Anniversario or Flor de Cana 7-year. The bitters add a nice structure to the drink, but it's also nice without them.

Servings: 1
  • Ice
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark or aged rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces shiraz or cabernet shiraz blend
  • 1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 ounce agave nectar
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters (optional)
  • Ginger beer


Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice. Add the rum, shiraz or cabernet shiraz blend, lime juice, agave nectar and bitters, if desired. Shake well, then strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top off with ginger beer.

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Recipe Source

Adapted from mixologist Trudy Thomas of the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale, Ariz., for Yellow Tail.

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 167

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 0g 0%

Saturated Fat: 0g 0%

Cholesterol: 0mg 0%

Sodium: 1mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates: 10g 3%

Dietary Fiber: 1g 4%

Sugar: 8g

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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