Monday, December 22, 2008

New Drink: Dark N' Stormy

Lori and I were out at an Xmas party Friday night and I sampled one of the best cocktails I've tasted in quite some time.  The party host had several bottles of Jamaican ginger beer.  The ginger beer itself has no alcohol (allowing Lori to drink a beer while pregnant).  To help give the drink a kick, a few shots of Cruzan Blackstrap Rum was used.  The delicious mixture was smooth and refreshing.  Not the traditional holiday-time elixir but it did the job.  

After searching Google for the ingredients I found that Wikipedia calls the drink a Dark N' Stormy.  I will probably head out to New Jersey's finest liquor stores tomorrow to try to accumulate the necessary ingredients. Apparently they do not sell ginger beer in stores in Northern Virginia though (Dagger!!!).  If you like ginger (ginger ale especially), give it a try:

60mL of dark rum
Ginger Beer
1 slice of Lime

Preparation: Pour the rum into a glass over ice. Pour the Ginger Beer over it. Squeeze in the lime wedge and drop it in.

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