How to Make a Dark ‘N’ Stormy: Dark ‘N’ Stormy Cocktail Recipe

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Last updated: Sep 14, 2022 • 1 min read

If you ask someone to think of a tropical cocktail recipe, they’ll probably name any number of fruity and colorful rum drinks, like a Daiquiri or a Sex on the Beach—but there’s one tropical rum cocktail that is rich and a little more brooding than its mixed-drink relatives: the Dark ‘N’ Stormy.

The Dark ‘N’ Stormy cocktail calls for just two ingredients—Gosling’s dark rum and ginger beer—which means the correct flavors are crucial; don’t substitute the dark rum with spiced rum or the ginger beer with ginger ale. The cocktail is usually served in a highball glass and garnished with a slice of lime. When poured carefully, the rum will float atop the ginger beer, creating an overcast look similar to a stormy sky.

If you substitute vodka for rum in a Dark ‘N’ Stormy (and serve it in a copper mug), you get a Moscow Mule.