This post is sponsored by Powell & Mahoney

When the clouds roll in and it’s time to hunker down for the storm, I like to mix up a cocktail that will warm me up, yet be refreshing and not too heavy to get me through it.

While the Dark and Stormy originated in Bermuda in 1860, it was first introduced to me by our good friends, Jim and Nicki. They would come over and bring with them some ginger beer, dark rum and limes. There’s nothing like the feeling of someone bringing a complete cocktail package without having to ask if you have a missing ingredient (that you probably don’t have).

Three ingredients along with some ice is all you need to create this delicious cocktail. As simple as it is, the key is getting the ratio right for a perfect balance between ginger beer, rum and lime juice. When you get it right, it’s so good that you will be asking for another round.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

As we know, quality ingredients make all the difference, especially with simple recipes because there is nothing to hide behind. Powell & Mahoney Ginger Beer cocktail mixer is crafted using natural ingredients and it has the perfect amount of carbonation and slight kick from the ginger.

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Dark and Stormy Cocktail Lime Squeeze
Dark and Stormy Cocktail with powell and mahoney ginger beer

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

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Course: Drink
Servings: 1 Cocktail


  • 4 oz Powell & Mahoney Ginger Beer
  • 2 oz Dark Rum
  • 1/2 oz Fresh Lime Juice (from about 1 lime)
  • Lime Wheel or Wedge for garnish


  • Fill a glass with ice, then pour in the ginger beer, lime juice and then top with the rum.
  • Garnish with a lime wheel or wedge and stir before drinking.

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    1. You should definitely give one (or two) a try. They are wonderful for winter, but surprisingly were originally for a refreshing summer cocktail in Bermuda. 🙂

    1. Hey Carlos! It’s actually not very sweet, unless your ginger beer is sweet, which the Powell & Mahoney isn’t. A lot of Dark and Stormy recipes don’t use lime juice, but I think this adds so much. Cheers!