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By Marcus Samuelsson | December 31, 2010

For your New Years Eve tonight, celebrate with a My Dark and Stormy.  You may this seemingly simple cocktail; it only has two ingredients, after all.  Combine rum and ginger beer and you’ve got a good My Dark and Stormy.  Combine rum and homemade ginger beer, you’ve made a standout cocktail that will impress your guests.

A Dark ‘n’ Stormy is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum.  Invented in Bermuda after World War I, this cocktail has two patents.  Lindsay wrote about my recipe for Ginger Beer on Monday.  Read her take on the drink here.

Dark and Stormy Recipe

Servings: 4-6

Ingredients

Ginger Beer
  • Juice of 4 limes
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 4 cups water
  • Two 3-inch pieces ginger, peeled and coarsely grated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 cloves
  • 4 cardamom pods
Dark and Stormy
  • 2 oz dark rum
  • 3 oz Ginger Beer
  • Lime wedge

Directions

To Make Ginger Beer:

1. Combine the lime juice, orange juice, water, ginger, sugar, cloves, and cardamom in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Pour into a bowl, and let cool.

2. Cover and refrigerate the ginger beer for at least 2 hours or up to 1 day. Strain before serving.

To Make Cocktail:

Fill a collins glass with ice. Add rum and top with ginger beer. Garnish with a lime wedge and serve.

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