As the unofficial cocktail of Bermuda, the Dark ‘N’ Stormy intends to recreate the look and feel of the turbulent weather found in the uncompromising seas of the Caribbean.

According to legend, the drink got its name from a sailor who compared the drink’s appearance to the colour of the storm clouds found in the Caribbean. Fittingly the drink was born in Bermuda, shipwreck capital of the world, where it is estimated 300 ships have sunk in the waters surrounding the small Caribbean Island.

This refreshing cocktail has come to be known as the unofficial cocktail of sailors and the boating community – a popular choice at the annual America’s Cup.

A true dark and stormy always uses Gosling’s Black Seal Rum due to brand’s distinct look and flavour.


  • 30ml of Dark Rum
  • Ginger Beer
  • 1 Lime Wedge


  1. Add ice to a frosted highball glass
  2. Add rum to glass
  3. Fill glass with ginger beer
  4. Drop lime wedge into glass

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