Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Ginger beer, dark rum and lime juice make this balanced and refreshing cocktail with just three ingredients that is perfect for entertaining. Simple to make, it can be scaled up into a pitcher to easily serve multiple guests.
By December 22, 2017 8 Comments Jump to Recipe
Dark and Stormy Cocktail with powell and mahoney ginger beer

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 brings 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 the ginger beer, rum and the lime juice. When you get it right, it’s so good that you will be asking for another round.

Dark and Stormy CocktailAs we know, quality ingredients makes 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.

Powell & Mahoney products are available at Target, Whole Foods, BevMo and many other retailers.

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.

Thank you to Powell & Mahoney for sponsoring this post!

Drinking a Dark and Stormy Cocktail

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