Dark and Stormy

Dark and Stormy is an irresistible cocktail that exudes intensity and character, with refreshing and savory flavor notes. The drink consists of dark rum, freshly pressed lime juice, Ginger beer and a hint of bitterness. Full of contrasts, this cocktail offers a taste experience that transports you to the Caribbean shores and pirate adventures.

Dark and Stormy is named for its unique appearance and taste. A dark rum symbolizes a stormy night sky, while frothy ginger beer and fresh lime bring light and freshness to the cocktail. A hint of bitterness from Angostura Aromatic Bitter adds a unique flavor that perfectly balances the other flavors. 

Dark and Stormy recipe

For the perfect Dark and Stormy experience, there are a few important things to keep in mind before starting your recipe. Choose a high-quality dark rum that adds depth and complexity to your cocktail. Always use freshly squeezed lime juice for its crisp, fresh taste. Be sure to serve your Dark and Stormy with lots of ice for a cool and refreshing experience.


  • 5cl darkRome
  • 10cl ginger beer
  • 1cl freshly pressed limejuice
  • 2 dash angostura bitters

Dark and Stormy step by step

What is the difference between a Dark 'n' Stormy and Dark and Stormy

Dark 'n' Stormy and Dark and Stormy are both names for the same cocktail. A popular drink originating from Bermuda. It usually consists of dark rum, freshly squeezed lime juice, ginger beer and a touch of Angostura bitters.

It is important to note that “Dark 'n' Stormy” is actually a registered trademark of Goslings, a famous rum producer. According to trademark rules, the name should only be used when Gosling's Black Seal Rum is used. If you use a different rum, please name the drink “Dark & Stormy” instead to avoid possible trademark infringement.

Dark and Stormy is a refreshing cocktail that mixes sweetness, acidity and spice. Perfect for slowing down on a hot summer day or as an evening cocktail. So get ready and enjoy this delicious drink!


8 Good tips for a perfect Dark and stormy

  1. Choose a good dark rum: Use a good dark rum with a rich flavor. This will add depth and character to your cocktail.
  2. Use freshly squeezed lime juice: Always use freshly squeezed lime juice instead of ready-made juice. It gives a fresh and sour taste that balances the sweetness from the rum and the spices in the ginger beer.
  3. Choose a quality Ginger beer: Choose a quality Ginger beer with a good balance between sweetness and sharpness. Avoid too sweet or too spicy flavors, as they can dominate the taste of the cocktail.
  4. Adjust the mixing ratio: Try adjusting the amount of rum, lime juice and ginger beer to your own taste. Some prefer a stronger rum flavor, while others prefer more acidity or spice. Experiment and find the balance that suits you best.
  5. Add plenty of ice: Dark and Stormy is best served ice cold. Be sure to add plenty of ice to the glass, both to chill the cocktail and preserve its refreshing character.
  6. Stir gently: Once the ingredients are added to the glass, stir gently with a whisk to mix them together. Avoid shaking the glass as this can release too much carbonation from the Ginger beer.
  7. Decorate as desired: Add a slice of lime, mint or a slice of fresh ginger as a garnish if desired. It can give your cocktail an extra visual appeal.
  8. Serve immediately: Dark and Stormy is best served fresh. Make sure to serve it immediately after it is mixed together, so that the ginger beer flavor and carbonation are preserved.

It's important to remember that these tips are only guidelines, and it can be fun to experiment and adapt the recipe to your personal preference. So enjoy your Dark and Stormy cocktail and let its intense and refreshing taste inspire you!


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