Recipe courtesy of John Green and John Green

Tom's Classic Dark and Stormy

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 1 drink
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2 ounces dark rum, such as Gosling's

1 ounce fresh lime juice

1/2 ounce Simple Syrup, recipe follows

Ginger beer

Lime wedge, for garnish

Simple Syrup:

1 cup granulated sugar


  1. Fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in the rum, lime juice and simple syrup. Top off with the ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge.

Simple Syrup:

  1. Combine the sugar and 1 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove from the heat and cool to room temperature. Refrigerate, covered, for up to 1 week.