Three-ingredient cocktails to make at home

21st April, 2020 by Lauren Eads

1. Dark and Stormy

Origin: Hailing from Bermuda, the Dark and Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, mixed with ginger beer and lime. Steeped in naval history, we have sailors to thank for its creation.

Throughout the 1800s it was common for the British Royal Navy to give rum rations to sailors sourced from naval bases on rum-producing Caribbean islands like Bermuda.

Meanwhile ginger beer, a known antidote to sea sickness, arrived in the Caribbean via English colonists. Sailors soon began adding the soft drink to their rations of rum and the Dark and Stormy was born.

The name, it’s believed, was coined when a sailor described the dark cloud that gathers in the glass when the rum is added as the colour of a cloud “only a fool or a dead man would sail under”.

Ingredients: Dark rum, ginger beer

Method: Fill a highball glass with ice and add 50ml dark rum. Top up with ginger beer and stir.

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