Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Dark 'n' Stormy

The weather this week is in full sun-shiney bloom and to celebrate, nothing beats a refreshing cocktail on our porch. I love ginger-flavored beverages (make mine a moscow mule, please!) and when a friend ordered a Dark 'n' Stormy at a recent happy hour, I knew I had to learn how to make these gingery-limey libations at home. In all my years, I had never heard of a Dark 'n' Stormy. From what I gather from 5 seconds of internet research, this is the drink of those who yacht on The Cape and who own a home in Bermuda. So, it may belong to fancy East Coast folks, but requires 3 non-fancy ingredients, no special hardware, and is ready in mere minutes. I used this recipe, but made it with equal parts rum and ginger beer, and added a whole lot of extra lime juice (3 wedges squeezed in, 1wedge dropped in, plus I lined the rim of the glass with lime - the lime balances the sweetness). I will be adding these fizzy, Bermudian delights into our summer rotation.

Cheers to my best friend in Boston, the Chooch! I love you.

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