Welcome back for the second installment of The South Shore Kitchens Cocktail Corner! This week we tried a dark and stormy. If you tuned in last week for our French 75 review you are well aware, we launched this series with a bumpy start. Morale was fairly low going into the tasting. A Dark and stormy promises the spicy bubbles of ginger beer, a zesty citrus layer of fresh squeezed lime juice and the oaky hints of dark rum. Sounds great right?
Overall a Dark and Stormy is easy to make and even easier to remember. It follows a 3-2-1 formula. Three ounces ginger beer, two ounces dark run, and one-ounce lime juice. If you are feeling fancy grab your favorite shaker filled with ice, add your ingredients, shake, shake and pour over ice. Garnish with a lime of course. If you don’t feel like making a bunch of dishes add ice to your glass, add ingredients, give it a quick swirl with a spoon and then sip away.
Quick review if you are new to Cocktail Corner we are working our way though a list of underappreciated cocktails. Each Tuesday we are bringing you a recipe for the featured drink and our honest review. We are in no way professional mixologists or taste testers. Just an average group of people able to pass judgement with a few sips. Each drink is rated 1-5 on ease of preparation, cost, drinkability, and taste.
Time To Taste
We gathered our team of for a taste testing and here are our findings. The South Shore Kitchen staff unanimously rated the ease of preparation a 5. It is a super easy drink to prepare. There aren’t any fancy techniques to master or a lot of ingredients involved. It doesn’t make a big mess and can easily be scaled to serve a crowd.
We are also giving 5 cheers on cost. The Dark and Stormy only has 3 ingredients and they are all basic items you would have in your home bar.
Here are the individual ratings on taste and drinkability:
Dirt Reynolds: 4.5/5 Taste
Mama M: 4.75/5 Tasted
Notes: “Wow, that is way better than I was expecting. I could sip on that all day long.”
Madeline: 4.8/ Taste
Notes: “Wow, that is actually good. Very light and refreshing flavor. Not sure if it is an all-day drink but one or two would be great. Very surprising flavor.”
There you have it! Dark and Stormy has The South Shore Kitchens seal of approval. We would absolutely recommend giving this one a try. It would be great for any summer get together or just drinks on the patio. Thanks for joining us for Cocktail Corner Dark and Stormy edition! Next week we will be tackling the Whisky Smash. Need to catch up? Check out last week’s recipe French 75.
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Dark and Stormy
- 1 oz. Lime Juice
- 2 oz. Dark Rum
- 3 oz. Ginger Beer
- Fill shaker with ice. Add ginger beer, dark rum, and lime juice, shake vigorously.
- Fill glass with ice and pour shaker into glass.
- Garnish with a lime and enjoy!