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Dark and Stormy

Close up of the Dark and Stormy cocktail

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The Dark and Stormy is a popular cocktail that uses dark rum such as Gosling’s Black Seal rum and ginger beer to create a great sipping cocktail for any occasion.

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Dark and Stormy garnished with a lime slice.

These particular glasses are part of my birds collection of vintage bar-ware. The gold emblazoned ducks pictured were a common theme. I also have a number of red and gold emblazoned pheasant glasses which are some of my favorites.

How to Make a Dark and Stormy

To make a Dark and Stormy, you’ll need dark rum (we used Gosling’s Black Seal) and ginger beer. Any type of ginger beer will work for this recipe.

You’ll add the rum to a glass filled with ice and float with ginger beer. Garnishes are typically a lime wedge. If you like rum, give my Hemingway Daiquiri a try as well.

Close up of the Dark and Stormy cocktail

Dark and Stormy Litigation

There has been quite a bit of litigation regarding this cocktail due to the fact that Gosling Brothers Ltd. owns the trademark for Dark ‘N Stormy® and some have apparently attempted to share the recipe without using what they consider to be the proper ingredients (namely Gosling’s Black Seal Rum). For an interesting breakdown of the litigation, check out this website.

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Dark and Stormy

A delicious combination of dark rum and ginger beer.

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Prep Time
5 minutes
Total Time
5 minutes
Course
Cocktail
Cuisine
cocktails
Servings
1
Calories
98
Author
Karlynn Johnston

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounce dark rum Gosling's Black Seal
  • ginger beer to top

Instructions

  1. Add the rum to your glass with ice.

  2. Float with ginger beer.

  3. Garnish with lime wedge.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 98kcal, Sodium: 1mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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Hey everyone! I'm Mike (Mr. Kitchen Magpie). When I'm not sharing cocktail recipes here and on my Instagram (@mrkitchenmagpie), I'm enjoying a nice bottle of scotch in a vintage glass from my barware collection.

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