Thursday, August 20, 2009

Alcoholic Beverage of the Week: The Dark & Stormy

Chris got this from Casey Jones a couple of weeks ago. He said that it was the best drink he's ever had. And he's a picky one! I thought it was DELICIOUS! I don't play favorites, though. After a little research, I think this will be the closest to what we had. I bought the Ginger Brew last night and will get the rum soon. I think the Ginger Brew may be available at Bloom or the Safeway in La Plata. Without further ado, I give you,

The Dark and Stormy

  • 1/2 lime - fresh and juicy
  • Dark Rum - originally Goslings , Whalers or Myers are OK to use . Cruzan Black Strap Rum has a lovely molasses flavor that goes well [yum, yum and yum!] in this drink.
  • Reed's Extra Ginger Brew - with the red bottlecap, NOT green, available at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods. GOYA Ginger Beer is an acceptable substitute for those of you with good GOYA sections in your supermarket. Yes, ginger "beer" isnon-alcoholic.
Fill a pint glass 3/4 full with ice, squeeze in all the juice from the 1/2 of a lime and then drop the lime in the glass. Pour in two shots of dark rum and fill with spicy ginger beer. Drink. Repeat.

NOTE: If you can't obtain Reed's Extra or GOYA, then you can make a very poor substitute with any brand of ginger beer plus 1/2 tsp. dry ground ginger. If you cannot find ginger beer at all, then a really terribly bad substitute in a pinch would be ginger ale plus 1 tsp. dry ground ginger.

1 comment:

  1. Ginger Beer is easy to make........just sayin