Dark ‘n’ Stormy

The star of the buck cocktail category.

This simple mix of dark rum and ginger beer over ice has roots in colonial Bermuda, where England’s Royal Navy opened a ginger beer plant in the late-19th century. The drink was traditionally made with a dark, heavy Demerara-style rum, which was part of the sailors’ daily rations. A note: Gosling Brothers bought the trademark to the Dark ‘n’ Stormy name and recipe, so Gosling’s Black Seal rum is the official rum of record for this drink.


Serving: 1

  • 2 ounces rum, blackstrap
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 4 ounces ginger beer (preferably something dry and spicy like Fentiman's or Fever Tree)

Garnish: lime wheel

  1. In a Collins glass, add rum and lime juice.
  2. Add ice and top with ginger beer.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.