Dark and Stormy

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Added: 4th June 2020




The Dark and Stormy cocktail is a popular mixed drink that is typically made with dark rum and ginger beer, and is garnished with a lime wedge. The origins of the drink can be traced back to the British naval port of Bermuda in the late 19th century. The drink was traditionally made with locally made Gosling's Black Seal rum and ginger beer. The drink gets its name from the dark color of the rum and the cloudy appearance of the ginger beer, which together resemble the color and appearance of a stormy sky. The Dark and Stormy became popular in Bermuda, and the drink has since spread to other parts of the world. The cocktail was officially trademarked by Gosling's in 1991, and it's considered an official cocktail of Bermuda. The Dark and Stormy is traditionally served in a highball glass over ice and garnished with a lime wedge. The drink is considered a classic cocktail that's perfect for any occasion, particularly as a summer drink. The Dark and Stormy is a versatile drink that can be made with different types of dark rum, and variations on the recipe have been created over the years.