Dark and Stormy Cocktail

I had my first Dark and Stormy when I was visiting Joanna Campbell Slan and she made drinks for us to enjoy on the back deck. The mix of rum and ginger beer was very tasty! And is there any better drink for two writers (“It was a dark and stormy…”)?

This week has been busy, between work, a day-long retreat for a non-profit board I’m on, and getting ready for vacation – sometimes it feels like it can’t come soon enough, and other times it feels like I’ll blink and be back home.

A Dark and Stormy sounded just what I needed to take the edge off a stressful week. I popped into the ABC liquor store, conveniently located to my bank, and lo! the ginger beer was front and center. The rum aisle was close by, and here I am with a drink by my side.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

2 oz Dark rum

3 oz Ginger beer (NOTE: this is not the same thing as ginger ale, even though both are alcohol free)

Lime juice (Optional)

In a tall glass filled with ice, pour in the rum, ginger beer, and lime juice. Stir. Enjoy.

It doesn’t get any easier than this!

Enjoy summer’s last gasp, and have a safe and happy Labor Day weekend!