Allegedly, this drink earned its name from a sailor who remarked that it resembled the color of looming storm clouds on the high seas. The Dark and Stormy is traditionally made with rum, lime juice, and ginger beer. Rum is made from sugar cane, so it's naturally sweet; lime juice cuts through that rich sweetness, along with ginger beer, which gives this drink a spicy kick.
- 3 oz. ginger beer
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- 2 oz. dark rum
Lime wedges, for serving
- Fill a tall glass with ice cubes.
- Add the ginger beer and lime juice. Top with the rum.
- To serve, add a lime wedge to the glass.
To make a large batch of Dark and Stormy cocktails, mix the rum and lime juice in a pitcher. Let guests top their own glasses with ginger beer.