Ever since I visited House of Shields downtown San Francisco, the cocktail called a Dark & Stormy has been one of my favorites. HoS makes their own variation of it, one part using a ginger syrup that they make themselves. I ended up finding a decent combination of ingredients locally that I prefer from HoS’ recipe. Most Dark & Stormy recipes will indicate to use Gosling’s Black Seal rum which can be hard to obtain. Gosling’s also makes a ginger beer which is the staple used in a Dark & Stormy. I found a zippier ginger beer and a tasty alternative to Black Seal.
Aaron’s Dark & Stormy
- 1.5 – 2oz Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum [review]
- 0.5oz Lime Juice (Real Lime works great)
- 6oz Reed’s Extra Ginger Brew beer (no alcohol)
- Pint Glass
- Cubed Ice
Roughly 205cal per serving
There are technically formal methods to make the Dark & Stormy. At House of Shields they have all the fancy bar equipment and hand tools. I just dump all the ingredients on top of the ice in the pint glass and then stir with a straw.