There was a scene in the recent episode of Parenthood that left me deep in thought. When John Corbett pretends to be the: I’m an ex-rocker who’s fallen off the wagon again. I’m back in Berkeley with my vintage leather jacket showing everyone who’s boss character… where does he go to get to that place? Does he pull from the time he was spending Northern Exposure money, getting absolutely toasted with girls from the Meyer’s Rum demo at that roach infested hotel in the Caribbean? I imagine the words DARK & STORMY pop into his head and he’s there.
Dark Rum. Ginger Beer. Lime. Like a Moscow Mule got introduced to Weekend at Bernies & The Perfect Storm.
Trust me on this one.
And we’re off!
This is not rocket science. There are three ingredients; you can handle this in your sleep.
So you take this slice of lime, right? And you SQUEEZE it into a glass of ice. Drop that lime in.
You still with me? Now you POUR ginger beer on top. Got it?
And then you put a LOT of dark rum in there. This means you have to brace yourself.
Remember this when you’re at drink #3:
Now put a straw in there; it goes down quicker. Uhhh ohhh. I think someone’s weekend just got weird!
Remember, orange straw for Autumn. It’s festive.
Dark & Stormy
makes 1 drink
- 1/4 lime
- 10 oz. ginger beer
- 2 oz. Meyer’s Rum (Original Dark)
Fill a 12 oz high ball glass with ice. Squeeze lime wedge on top of ice and then pour ginger beer on top. Finish with the shots of rum and drop the lime wedge into the glass. Stir to combine.