Drink Essentials: It was a Dark and Stormy Night
Andy Anderson !
Anyway, that is the story I was told, and I am sticking with it.
The bartender at Diamond Jim’s, where I worked, could throw one of these together faster than you could say, Dark and Stormy… Well, almost.
So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.
2 ozdark rum, ice cold
3 ozginger beer, ice cold
1/2 ozlime juice, freshly squeezed, or to taste
1 stickcandied ginger
How to Make Drink Essentials: It was a Dark and Stormy Night
- There are several recipes on this site for making a Dark and Stormy drink; however, they are missing an important part, and that is the layering of the rum and ginger beer. You need to see the dark, and stormy layers. If you just mix the ingredients together, you do not have a Dark and Stormy; you have a Rum fizz.
- Why is the ginger beer on the bottom, and the rum on top? Ah, I am glad you asked that question… It is all about specific gravity of the ingredients. When you are mixing a layered drink the heaviest liquid must go on the bottom. If you poured the rum in first, when you added the ginger beer, it would just sink in, and blend with the rum… Hmm, and we are back to a rum fizz.