Escape to Bermuda with Dark and Stormy Cocktails

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Whether you're catching some rays at a beach-side getaway, or enjoying a relaxing "staycation" at home, nothing beats the August heat like a tall, cool Dark and Stormy.

And, best of all, the national drink of Bermuda is almost as easy to make as it is to sip.

A simple highball-style cocktail, the Dark and Stormy is made with one part dark rum to four parts ginger beer. The smooth, rich warmth of the rum pairs beautifully with the spicy-sweet snap of the ginger beer, and everything takes on a refreshing chill when topped up with ice.

If you want a truly authentic taste, use Gosling's Black Seal rum and Barritts ginger beer. Both brands are local to Bermuda and purists swear by them. (In fact, many will say that a drink made any other way is not a Dark and Stormy.) But authentic or not, any good-quality dark rum and any spicy, zippy ginger beer will make for a very tasty drink.

Dark and Stormy

makes one cocktail

2 ounces dark rum
8 ounces ginger beer

Combine rum and ginger beer in a highball glass and stir gently. Add ice cubes and garnish with a lime wedge.

Have you ever made Dark and Stormies? Which dark rum or ginger beer brands are your favorites? Let us know!

Related: Recipe: Bermudian Rum Cake

(Image: Nora Maynard)

-Nora

Per serving, based on 1 servings. (% daily value)
Calories
208
Carbs
19.9 g (6.6%)
Sugars
19.7 g
Sodium
16.4 mg (0.7%)

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Nora Maynard is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her recent work has appeared in Salon, Drunken Boat, and The Millions. She recently completed her ninth marathon and her first novel, Burnt Hill Road. Nora wrote for The Kitchn from 2006 to 2011.

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