What’s dark on top, light on the bottom, and all around delicious? The Dark ‘N Stormy cocktail of course (But you saw that coming…)

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The Dark ‘N Stormy is the perfect cocktail to kick off Rum month. It’s both delicious and incredibly easy to make, with one big caveat: in order for it to be a “real” Dark ‘N Stormy, it should be made with Gosling’s Dark Rum and Gosling’s Ginger Beer. If you know me, you know this is out of character for me to require certain ingredients, but it’s not my choice – this cocktail is actually trademarked!

NOT a Dark ‘n Stormy

But if you feel inspired to make something else which resembles the Dark ‘N Stormy but isn’t “officially” one, I’d recommend this recipe instead:

  • Add ice to a highball glass
  • Add 1/2 oz of Lime Juice.
  • Fill to about halfway with Ginger Beer
  • Top with 2 oz of dark Rum.

Similar? Yes! Even more delicious? Well, I think so!

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Dark 'N Stormy

Dark & Stormy

This is my go-to drink when I’m looking for something tasty and easy to drink. But no cheating with Ginger Ale on this one!
5 from 2 votes
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  • 4 oz Goslings Ginger Beer
  • 1 1/2 oz Goslings Dark Rum


  • Fill a Collins/highball glass with ice and add the ginger beer.
  • Top with the dark rum, and don’t stir to keep the famous “stormy” look.