Summer is NOT over. Hurricane Hermine, however, has already introduced herself as a hair-style-ruining, swimming pool closing, grocery-shopping-like-we-have-zombies windy witch.
Let not your hearts be troubled: Cranberry Liquors is OPEN. And we have a few ideas for “riding the wave” and keeping your spirits high!
So… what to drink? Well, there’s the obvious “Dark and Stormy,” a drink that makes any stormy night into a party. If I had a dollar for every storm turned into a party thanks to Goslings Dark and Stormy’s… well maybe I’d be drinking one instead of selling them this evening ;)…
Of all of the variations of this rum and ginger beer drink, Cranberry Liquors advocates for the Original Gangster…
Goslings, believe it or not, has a trademark on the recipe, and the history of the drink is really pretty fascinating.
Smithsonian Magazine writes that “There is only one way to Make a Dark N’ Stormy Without Breaking the Law.” And it’s true!!! There is a patent on the damn drink!
So, without breaking the law, the correct way to prepare this murky watered drink: Gosling’s Dark and Stormy.
1.5 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer
In a tall glass filled with ice add 4 – 5 oz of Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer and top with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Garnish with a lime wedge (optional).
Gosling’s Black Seal Rum’s “Signature Drink.”
Looking for something a little more local? The staff at Cranberry Liquors will tell you that Farmer Willie’s, a locally made, gluten free ginger beer (4.5% alcohol) makes a Dark and Stormy… Darker and Stormier. Turbo charge your cocktail with a local twist- In fact, one of our employees (Hi Domenic!) gave us the lowdown on how Farmer Willie’s Ginger Beer got so popular. His good friend had a hand in refining the recipe that put this product on the
map shelf! A couple of improvements to the original recipe and the rest is local history.
Cranberry Liquors does not support breaking the law, but we do support local businesses and great booze.
Give Farmer Willie’s a whirl if you’re feeling extra Hermine-y.