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This cocktail, a Dark 'N Stormy, is widespread in Bermuda. We lived there for a few years and without fail found it on nearly every restaurant menu. It might be more popular with tourists than locals, though. Locals and residents alike have to deal with not-so-minor details like going to work…which really gets in the way of enjoying cocktails on the beach!
To make an authentic Dark 'N Stormy use only ginger beer and Black Seal Rum made by Gosling’s, one of Bermuda’s oldest businesses. I easily found Gosling’s in the local liquor store here in Colorado. A quick online search showed that Gosling’s travels far and wide from Bermuda and beyond.
This cocktail is basic and easy, which is the only way I know how to mix a drink. Pour 4 to 5 ounces of ginger beer over crushed ice. Add two ounces of rum to the top; garnish with a lime if you wish.
A quick note: Ginger beer is the non-alcoholic portion of this drink but it is NOT the same as ginger ale or root beer. It’s worth finding the original ginger beer to give the Dark 'N Stormy its intended taste.
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