It’s Gasparilla Festival Weekend and what better way to quench the thirst of ornery marauders than with this crisp and sweet classic cocktail- The Dark & Stormy.
If you like a Moscow Mule, you’re going to love this spicy libation with spicy ginger beer, tart lime juice and rum.
Dark & Stormy
4 oz dark rum
2 oz fresh lime juice
cold ginger beer
shards of ginger
turbinado sugar or margarita salt for the rim, if desired
Method- serves 1 thirsty pirate
- On the rim a double old fashioned glass, run a wedge of lime around the glass. If desired, Dip the moistened rim in turbinado sugar or margarita salt.
- Fill the glass with ice. Add in 4 oz of dark rum, 2 oz of lime juice and top with ginger beer.
Garnish with lime slices and a large, thin shard of unpeeled fresh ginger.
Glasses are by Match Pewter. The burled wood and sterling ice bucket is an antique.