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dark and stormy medicinal cocktail

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Dark and Stormy

The national drink of the tiny island nation of Bermuda, the dark and stormy is more like air conditioning for the taste buds, both sparkly and light. Adding candied ginger gives the cocktail an extra bounce, and like bitters, is known to settle the stomach.

Prep time: 5 minutes  

Total time: 5 minutes  

Yield: 1 cocktail

Dark and Stormy

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger, sliced
  • 1/2 tray ice cubes
  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 8 ounces Reed's Ginger Brew
  • 1 wedge lime, optional garnish
Directions
  1. Place candied ginger in the bottom of a well glass. Fill glass nearly to the rim with ice cubes. Pour bitters and rum onto ice. Add lime juice. Gently stir and top with ginger beer.