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Autumn cocktails: Dark ‘n stormy

By Amber Rolt on 18/09/14 10:00 AM

Cooler-weather drinking season is upon us. Although every season is a great cocktail season, autumn may be one of the best with its punches, whiskey concoctions and mulled wines.

As always, we see autumn cocktail recipes as a great opportunity to bridge the gap between seasons. We’re not quite ready to let go of light summer drinks, and we also don’t want to burn ourselves on hot cocktails before winter. In the second instalment of an ongoing series, we bring you the best autumn cocktails around, and this week we bring you the best cocktail to welcome in the darker nights – the dark and stormy.


Prep time: 1 minute

Yield: Makes one drink.

The official Dark ‘n’ Stormy uses only Gosling’s black rum. If you don’t have Goslings, use a dark rum.



1/4 lime, cut into two thick slices, one for garnish, one to squeeze over the ice (optional)

2 ounces Gosling’s Black Seal Bermuda black rum

4 ounces ginger beer (Gosling’s makes one just for this purpose)


Fill a highball glass with ice. If using lime, squeeze a slice over the ice. Add the Gosling’s rum. Add the ginger beer and place a slice of lime on the rim of the glass for a garnish.