Recipe By Allrecipes
Published Jan 29th
Prep 5m Cook - Additional - Ready In 5m
Servings 1 cocktail Calories 179.8

Popular within the sailing community, the dark ‘n’ stormy is also the national drink of Bermuda. The simple mixture of dark rum and ginger beer makes for a great cocktail in any weather.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 fluid ounces dark rum
  • 4 fluid ounces ginger beer
  • ½ cup ice

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Combine rum and ginger beer in an old-fashioned glass. Add ice and stir.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 179.8
  • Carbohydrate 13.2 g
  • Sodium 6 mg
  • Sugar 13.2 g

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Chef's Notes

For a true Bermudan experience, look for Gosling's Black Seal® rum.


  1. I used Myers dark rum (arguably the best) and Bundaberg ginger beer (you can get it at World Market). Not bad. Moscow Mule is better. I can find better uses for ginger beer and rum.
  2. Fantastic I am so hooked on this one its a race between Grey Goose Dirty martini's and this
  3. I use Goslings Rum then I squeeze some fresh lime over the rum and ice.. I add the ginger beer shake and stir serve over fresh ice...and one more squeeze of lime...but the real way to make it look "dark n stormy " is to pour the ginger beer over the ice then pour the - Read more ...
  4. Please take the advice about using Gosling's Black Seal Rum and Gosling's Ginger Beer. This is a great drink with the proper ingredients. It is one of my favorites.
  5. Be sure it's GOSLINGS dark rum not just any dark rum!
  6. This recipe deserves a 5 star rating if you use Gosling's Black Seal Rum (80 proof). I was introduced to this delicious cocktail many years ago when I vacationed in Bermuda and it is my favorite adult beverage.
  7. This drink starts out with a wallop then grows on you! It's delicious --as my friend Ann said "a good sipping cocktail." And such an attractive drink too!
  8. I used a good local beer in this cocktail, Appalachian Ginger Beer. One of the best goshdarn cocktails I've had in a LONG time. This might just be my new favorite drinks.
  9. Simple yet delicious!