Monday, June 6, 2016

Dark And Stormy

The cocktail world hasn't seen a well-marketed drink like this take over the bar scene lsince the Moscow Mule. It's interesting that the Dark And Stormy and the Moscow Mule were products of marketing campaigns and both are made with ginger beer. There's something to the simplicity of the Dark And Stormy that makes it so successful. Just open a can of ginger beer and you have a nice black rum drink that's refreshing for summer drinking.

Like Smirnoff's launch of the Moscow Mule in the 1950s, Gosling's proprietary cocktail is supposed to be made with rich black Gosling's rum. Goslings even makes a ginger beer so that they have a monopoly on the ingredients. The Dark And Stormy has staying power, but I can't imagine it will remain solely a Gosling's drink in the same way that no one thinks of Smirnoff when making a Moscow Mule.
  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • ginger beer
  • 2 lime slices
Fill a highball glass with ice and ginger beer, leaving about 2 inches at the top for dark rum. Float dark rum on top and squeeze one lime slice over the drink. Garnish with the other lime slice.

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