dark and stormy cocktail, dark and stormy recipe

Dark and Stormy

A warm weather cocktail we can really get behind, a good Dark and Stormy is the epitome of thirst quenching. Sweet and spicy from the ginger beer, tart from the lime with a nice kick from the rum and bitters. Named a Dark and Stormy because if you add the rum on top of the ginger beer it will float creating a dark layer (the rum) and a stormy layer (the ginger beer).

  • Prep time: 4 mins
  • Cook time: 1 min
  • TOTAL TIME: 5 mins
  • Servings: 1

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  1. Fill a highball with ice and Moscow Mule Mix.
  2. Add rum and bitters.
  3. Top with club soda
  4. Garnish with lime wedge.
  5. The layered drink will look theatrical but not be properly mixed – before enjoying squeeze lime wedge over rum, drop into the drink and stir gently with straw (or your finger).