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Old 04-09-2016, 03:52 PM
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A friend first told me about this drink years ago. She is a non-drinker, but she loves Dark and Stormys (something about a romantic evening with her husband in Bermuda).

Anyway, I tried to make a couple probably 15 years ago, for my mother and me. We hated them, couldn't drink them, tossed them out.

Yesterday, I was in line at the package store, and the guy in front of me had a bottle of Gosling's Black Rum and a bottle of Gosling's Ginger Beer.

Being the suggestible person that I am, I HAD to go back to the store today and buy some for myself. There's got to be a reason why Sally, a non-drinker, loves this drink, and I want to try it again.

The bottle of rum suggests putting ice in a tall glass, adding 4.5 ounces of ginger beer and 1.5 ounces of black rum to it. Lime optional.

Have any of you made these? If so, does that sound right?

I might save the drinks for a dark and stormy night in the future.

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Default Re: Dark and Stormy cocktail

Lee, reach out to Roseanne on Facebook. I know she makes and drinks those.
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Lee, reach out to Roseanne on Facebook. I know she makes and drinks those.
Okay, thanks, Moxie!

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This looks like something I'd like.

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/dr...-drink-recipe/
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This looks like something I'd like.

http://www.esquire.com/food-drink/dr...-drink-recipe/

That ratio makes me less nervous, John.

I might just have to play around with it a bit.

Sally just told me that it might be an acquired taste. Swell.

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I normally use 2 shots but would probably use 6 ounces of ginger beer. I love ginger beer, as it is. A little lime will keep scurvy at bay.
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I used the recipe John posted and I like it! The lime helps balance the sweetness of the rum and the bitterness of the ginger.

Either my pallet has matured, or I just made it correctly this time!

Looks like the ocean after a wave has broken when you stir it.

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I can't say I think much of your choice of barware.

I bought ginger beer, just never got around to trying it the past weekend. Of late, I haven't felt like drinking to much. I'm glad you like it.
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I just fixed one - I have the Black Seal and it's excellent, and the ginger beer is Terry's. I think I need to squeeze out the lime a bit mrs, too. This will make a nice change this summer with the G&T's.

Thanks for tip on these.
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Tough day at the office and I'm beat.

Really would love a martini, but that's my Friday night treat.

A Dark and Stormy is a nice consolation prize!

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I've not had a martini since surgery and taking oxycodone. I do have the odd beer and glass of wine, though. Right now I think one martini would knock me on my a$$.

Do you like cuba libre's, Lee? I don't mind them in hot weather.
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Do you like cuba libre's, Lee? I don't mind them in hot weather.
I don't know, John. The Coke is pretty sweet and I don't care for sweet drinks. I'd have to squeeze a lot of lime in there.

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Default Re: Dark and Stormy cocktail

I've also drunk them - I use soda and rum. Just thinking which kind of soda, since it's been a while ... I think Fresca?
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I grew up drinking Coke so no problem.

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Default Re: Dark and Stormy cocktail

I got some locally made ginger beer to try tonight.

I'm amazed at all the new pop companies springing up as well as
established places making soda with alcohol content.
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