Dark & Stormy
2 shots out of 5
We've made it to the half way mark of the week, Wednesday. So far this week has been non-stop and I know it will only continue that way for the rest of the week. Time to try a bottle that I've had in my bar for some time now.
I gave tonight's cocktail 2 shots out of 5. WOW.......ginger beer. Hmmm, well I've actually been quite interested in how this would taste and I have a feeling that I'm not really going to like any of the cocktails I mix it in. When I first sip this cocktail I taste the Dark Rum. Then the ginger beer kicks in and I have to admit.......it TOTALLY stings and tingles my tongue......not in a good way. I would never order this cocktail at a bar. This cocktail is an exact example of the mistake I would make by ordering it at a bar and then refusing to waste money by not drinking it. I would sit there and contemplate if drinking it really fast was better then spacing out my smaller sips. I would make faces and not enjoy it at all. Maybe less of an amount in a different cocktail that did not have Dark Rum in it would work better? Who knows. I got this recipe from Esquire.
Here is the recipe for a Dark & Stormy:
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 3 oz Ginger Beer
- 1/2 oz lime juice
In a taller cocktail glass, fill almost to the top with ice and add all of the ingredient above. Stir it up and if you feel the need to put a little umbrella in your cocktail to protect it from it's "stormy" part, go ahead!
Here is a photo of the end result:
Here is a photo of the ingredients:
Well boo for my first experience with Ginger Beer, hopefully I'll find a good recipe for it before the "drink with in 3 days of opening" hits.
The Cocktail Lady