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Dark & Stormy

About the Recipe

The Dark and Stormy's origins can be traced back to Bermuda, where it was purportedly created in the early 20th century. Legend has it that sailors combined locally produced dark rum with the island's famous ginger beer, creating a concoction that mirrored the stormy seas and dark skies they navigated. The cocktail became so popular that it has since become a classic and beloved libation worldwide.

Embark on a thrilling Caribbean adventure with our signature Dark and Stormy at Outpost. This fiery cocktail packs a punch with the boldness of dark rum and the intense spiciness of Angostura bitters. Capturing the essence of the Caribbean in every sip, the Dark and Stormy is a tempest of flavour that will sweep you away to sun-drenched shores and exotic escapes. Join us as we explore the creation of this adventurous concoction and unlock the secrets to crafting the perfect Dark and Stormy.


- 50 ml dark rum (e.g., Gosling's Black Seal Rum)

- 120 ml ginger beer (preferably made with real ginger)

- 4-5 dashes of Angostura bitters

- Lime wedge (for garnish)

- Ice cubes


  • Fill a highball glass with ice cubes, ensuring the perfect chill for your Dark and Stormy.

  • Pour 120 ml of ginger beer, adding a fiery kick that tantalises the taste buds.

  • Follow with 60 ml of dark rum into the glass, infusing it with the rich and robust flavours of the Caribbean.

  • Add 4-5 dashes of Angostura bitters, intensifying the cocktail with its exotic and aromatic spices.

  • Gently stir the cocktail to combine the ingredients, creating a harmonious blend of flavours.

  • Garnish with a lime wedge, offering a tangy aroma and a touch of tropical charm.

The Dark and Stormy is a thrilling escapade through Caribbean waters. At Outpost, we take pride in crafting this fiery libation with precision, ensuring every sip captures the spirit of the islands.

Join us in raising a glass to the Dark and Stormy—a bold Caribbean tempest in a glass. Let its bold flavours and fiery character whisk you away to sun-drenched shores and exotic escapades. Cheers to celebrating the allure of this adventurous concoction and creating unforgettable memories with each electrifying sip.

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