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Thirsty Thursday: Dark & Stormy

You can’t go wrong with the classic Dark & Stormy cocktail. It’s vibrant, crisp, and bursting with warm spice and zesty ginger. You’re only 3 ingredients and a few shakes away from chilling off this summer. 

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

I’m taking it back to basics with this dark and stormy cocktail recipe. No fancypants ingredients, glasses, equipment, or ice cubes needed.

This classic cocktail requires only 3 ingredients and comes together with little effort right in the glass you’re going to serve it in.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

The Dark & Stormy and I have been cronies for as long as I can remember. Squirrel’s friend introduced me to the zesty cocktail the year I turned twenty one. I can’t believe ten years have gone by since my first sip.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

This classic cocktail is a combination of spiced rum, ginger beer, and fresh lime. If you have homemade ginger beer on hand, you’re one lucky cocktail shaker. If not, no worries, you can always purchase a few bottles at your local grocery store. I keep Reed’s stocked in my beer fridge at all times.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

The spiced rum adds warmth, sweetness, and subtle caramel and vanilla undertones to this cocktail. I’m currently lovin’ up on Sailor Jerry‘s Spiced Rum. Their rum is strong, smooth, and warms the throat on its journey down the pipes.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

Once the ginger beer mingles with the spiced rum, you get a warm, yet refreshing cocktail with a beautiful depth of refreshing flavor.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail

Always serve with a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Cheers!

Dark & Stormy

The Dark & Stormy is a zesty cocktail bursting with vibrant ginger beer and spiced rum. A squeeze of lime juice is an absolute must.

Yield: 1 serving

Total Time: 2 minutes

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes


  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 4-6 ounces ginger beer
  • lime wedges for garnish


  1. Fill a tall glass with fat cubes of ice.
  2. Add the spiced rum and ginger beer; stir to combine.
  3. Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish with a thick slice of lime.
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2 Responses to “Thirsty Thursday: Dark & Stormy”

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    Beth @ bethcakes — July 16, 2015 at 10:10 am

    I really love your Thirsty Thursday posts! This dark and stormy looks fab! :)


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    Ashley — July 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    This looks awesome! It’s been one heck of a week … is it too early for a cocktail yet???


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