Dark and Stormy

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
30 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 cocktail (Ginger Beer yields 5 cups)
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Quick Ginger Beer:
  • 5 ounces fresh ginger, peeled and grated (about 1 cup grated ginger)
  • 2 allspice berries
  • 2 cloves
  • 1/2 cup turbinado or dark brown sugar
  • Zest of 1 lime plus juice of 2 limes
  • 2 cups sparkling water
  • Dark and Stormy:
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • Lime slices, for garnish
Directions
  • For the quick ginger beer: In a large saucepan add the grated ginger (along with any juice), allspice berries, cloves, sugar and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat. Add the lime zest and let steep while it cools, about 30 minutes. Strain into a pitcher and stir in the lime juice. Fill with sparkling water. Serve over ice within one day or use in a dark and stormy cocktail. Makes 5 cups.

  • For the dark and stormy: Fill a highball glass halfway with crushed ice. Add the rum and 5 to 6 ounces ginger beer. Top with lime juice, stir and garnish with lime slices. Serve immediately.


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