You may be in denial, but school starts this week. It’s almost time to wake up and smell the ABP coffee before we run into our morning classes. But if you’re like me you may not be entirely ready for summer to be over and I have just the thing for you: a Dark and Stormy.
A high school friend of mine heralded it as “the PERFECT summer drink.” I have very specific ideas when it comes to perfection in a glass during the summer… and all of them involve fruit. Seeing as Dark and Stormys consist of ginger beer and rum, I had my doubts.
I rounded up the ingredients and sat down for a taste test with my housemate, whose favorite drink happens to be the Dark and Stormy. So, folks, from my own skeptical self and an aficionado, this is the winning recipe:
In a medium sized glass, pour
-1 ounce Kraken black spiced rum
-a few ice cubes
-juice of ½ lime
-a handful of blackberries, muddled
-Fentimans Ginger Beer to fill glass
You don’t have to use these brands, but those are the ones I used with excellent results. Fentimans is great in general; I have used their Rose Lemonade as a mixer before and trust them to make products that actually taste like what they claim to be. Their Ginger Beer tastes like actual ginger (read: tart and spicy). Mixed with the spiced rum, this is a drink that explodes on the tongue with thunderous flavor.
Blackberries are not a part of the classic Dark and Stormy, but I found them an apt flavor compliment, softening the sharp-tasting ginger. Plus, you’ll have a juicy snack waiting for you at the bottom of your glass.
So prolong your summer with a Dark and Stormy: the official drink of the summer storm.