Updated: Apr 6, 2022
Just 3 ingredients make up the classic Dark and Stormy! This refreshing rum cocktail has quite the reputation… it’s just that good. Each ingredient is very bold, the rich and smooth rum, with vanilla and brown sugar notes, add that too spicy ginger beer, and a squeeze of zesty lime, not much is better for a hot afternoon. What’s even better is you don’t need to be a bartender to make it. Grab a glass, tip all the ingredients in, and you're ready to enjoy.
The Dark and Stormy cocktail is a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer, with a very similar formula to a Moscow Mule, except with rum. The story goes that the drink was invented in Bermuda sometime after World War I, around 1918. British naval officers had been brewing up ginger beer to fight seasickness, and in a genius, move combined it with Goslings Dark Rum.
The Gosling Brothers company has since trademarked the drink under the name “Dark ‘N Stormy,” indicating it should only be made with Goslings Black Seal Rum and their brand of ginger beer.
This cocktail is on the list of International Bartender Association’s IBA official cocktails, meaning that it has an “official” definition. To skirt the legal implications, IBA calls it the Dark ‘n’ Stormy, with two apostrophes instead of one. The ingredients in a Dark and Stormy cocktail are:
60 ml Goslings Rum
100 ml Ginger Beer
1 Lime Wedge
Today we are going to make our very own version, and the boss’ favourite, it’s time for a Stormy Soul!
100ml - Ginger Beer
50ml - Welsh Soul Rum
1 Lime Wedge
Ice, for serving
Fill a highball glass with ice and pour in the ginger beer.
Pour the rum on top.
Squeeze in the lime wedge.
Stir gently, then serve.