Dark & stormy cocktail served in a tall glass with a straw

Dark & stormy cocktail

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Prep: 5 mins

Easy

Serves 1

Combine dark rum, ginger ale and citrus to make a classic dark & stormy. Once you've mastered the cocktail favourite, try our three twists...

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal195
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs19g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre0g
  • protein0g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 50ml dark rum
  • 25ml fresh lime juice, plus a wedge to serve
  • 2 dashes of Angostura bitters
  • 5ml sugar syrup (optional)
  • 100ml chilled ginger beer (a good fiery variety)

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients in a Collins or Highball glass over lots of ice, stir gently and garnish with a wedge of lime.
     

    3 TWISTS

    Orange mule
    Bring a sunburst of citrus to the brooding dark & stormy by making it with two dashes of orange bitters instead. Angostura orange bitters will give the drink more spicy, marmalade notes, while Bitter Truth orange bitters taste much more of freshly-peeled orange zest. Then make the drink as normal and garnish with a lime wedge.

    Minty mule
    Take inspiration from the mojito and mix up a dark & stormy twist with 50ml dark rum, 25ml lime juice, bitters and ginger beer served over crushed ice, garnished with a wedge of lime and a fragrant sprig of mint (for best results, give the mint a clap between your palms before tucking it into the drink as this will help to release the aromatic oils). Then add two straws and enjoy.

    Mexican mule
    Tequila really loves ginger and lime and all three come together beautifully in this Mexican twist on the mule. Just make the drink as normal but instead of rum, use a nice lightly-aged reposado tequila like Ocho or Olmeca Altos – it will give the drink a whole new layer of interest.

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