Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe

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Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe

Fans of the Moscow Mule, this one’s for you. The Dark & Stormy is a delicious, easy-to-make cocktail that features a refreshing trio of dark rum, ginger beer and lime, and it also goes down a lot easier than the name might imply.

This popular cocktail is now found all over the world, but can be traced back to the island of Bermuda. Fun fact, it’s still Bermuda's national drink today! It was sailors who first enjoyed mixing rum with the stomach settling ginger ale, and technically a real Dark & Stormy can only be made with Bermuda’s own Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, with notes of caramel, vanilla and spice. However, if you’re simply looking to whip the best Dark & Stormy cocktail recipe up at home, feel free to use any dark rum (we’re not telling anyone!). 

Note that ginger ale is not a substitute for ginger beer. Ginger ale is just carbonated water that’s flavoured with ginger, like a soda. Ginger beer, on the other hand, is brewed and fermented and this will benefit your Dark & Stormy. We also call for a modest measure of lime juice, but feel free to add more if it suits your taste. Get mixing and set sail!

Prep time: 1 Minute

Nutrition: 211 Calories

Servings: 1


  • 50ml dark rum
  • 25ml fresh lime juice , plus a wedge to serve
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 5ml sugar syrup (optional)
  • 100ml chilled ginger beer (a good fiery variety)


  1. Put all the ingredients in a Collins or Highball glass over lots of ice, stir gently.
  2. Garnish with a wedge of lime and serve.

Category: Drinks | Cuisine: Cocktails

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