Dark n’ Handsome Cocktail

Friday, October 24, 2014 2 0

I used to think that my type of guy was tall, dark, and handsome. Dark haired, at least! Funnily enough, I mostly dated blonde/lighter haired guys, and now I’m with J who is my height, fair, and handsome. At least one criteria didn’t change! ;)

This cocktail is definitely dark and handsome. It’s basically a Dark n’ Stormy cocktail – but the addition of Angostura bitters really take it darker and give a more robust flavour.

Also – check out the LIGHT in these photos! Magically there was a sunny break in our week-long rainstorm and as soon as I got home from work I ran outside to snap some photos of this cocktail and literally 5 minutes later, the sun slipped behind a cloud and then set. Timing! It’s everything.




Dark n' Handsome Cocktail
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A more robust take on a Dark n' Stormy.
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  1. 1 1/2 oz Gold Rum
  2. 1/4 oz Lime Juice
  3. 5 dashes Angostura® aromatic bitters
  4. top with Ginger Beer
  5. 1 Lime Wedge for garnish
  1. In a highball glass, add rum, lime juice, and bitters. Add lots of ice and top with ginger beer. Serve with a lime wedge for garnish.
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  • Max
    October 29, 2014

    This should actually be called “Blond n Stormy”.

    In the original Dark n Stormy, “Dark” is for Dark Gosling’s Rum (Black Seal) and “Stormy” is for spicy Ginger Beer.

    If you change the Dark Rum to Gold Rum, but keep the Ginger beer, then you have to keep “Stormy” in the name but change “Dark” to something that best describes Gold Rum, thus my suggestion of “Blond”.

    Since Gosling’s Rum holds the trademark for the Dark n Stormy (no other rum can be used in a Dark n Stormy) you should use Gosling’s Gold Rum for the Blond n Stormy.

    I think you may be onto something!

    • thelovely
      October 30, 2014

      Thanks for all the extra info, Max, I had no idea :)

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