A delicious mash-up cocktail! Part Mojito, part Dark and Stormy. I’m sure you’ve heard of a mojito but you probably haven’t heard of a dark and stormy have you? It’s my absolute favorite summer drink. Essentially, it’s dark rum, ginger ale, and a lime garnish. I prefer mine with a spiced rum like Captain Morgan’s or Sailor Jerry’s and lighter more mainstream ginger ale like Canada Dry. It’s light refreshing and perfect for a hot day. Seriously, try it!
So how did the stormy mojito come to be? Well, it started with a hot day, naturally. There was nothing in the fridge to sip on except the fancy organic super gingery ale by Reed’s that I used to make my Crockpot Ginger Ale Pulled Pork. Generally, if you order a dark and stormy at a restaurant, it will come with a strong organic ginger ale that is a bit bitey like Reed’s. The first sip was very gingery and needed to be tamed so I added some lime juice. At that point, I thought to myself, “Well, I’m half way to a mojito…” Next thing I know I’m snatching mint of my overgrown plant (see it in the background of the pics?) and grabbing my muddler. This was such a good idea!! The muddled mint and lime are a perfect complement to the strong ginger ale. This is the perfect summer cocktail! I hope you love it as much as I do!!
- 2 oz spiced rum
- 5 oz organic ginger ale (Reed’s)
- 5 mint leaves
- 2 lime wedges
Equipment: Cocktail tumbler and muddler. Hint: if you don’t have a muddler, try using the back end of a wooden spoon or something similar. Works like a charm!
Add spiced rum, mint, and lime to tumbler and muddle vigorously.
Strain over ice and add ginger ale.