With Christmas looming around the corner, today I’m sharing one of my favorite festive cocktail recipes: Cranberry Dark and Stormys.
For the longest time I tended bar at a yacht club and by far the most popular drink was the Dark and Stormy. A classic Dark and Stormy consists of Ginger Beer, Dark Rum, and a Lime! When you layer the Rum and the Ginger Beer it resembles the stormy clouds out at sea. This drink is a favorite near the shore, especially when sailors are involved!
To get this drink in to the holiday spirit, I’m simply adding Cranberry. It leaves the drink with just a kiss of sweet & tart. Perfect for any occasion because it’s so yummy, plus there are minimal steps!
Cranberry Dark and Stormys
Start by filling your glass to the top with ice. Next, pour your Ginger Beer about 3/4 up in the glass. (If you’ve never had Ginger Beer it basically tastes like a more pure form of Ginger Ale. And it is delicious.)
Add a large splash of Cranberry Juice. Top with your Dark Rum. It will float on top of the Ginger Beer separating the layers.
Finally, (and most festively) top your cocktail with these Sugared Cranberries, and of course a wedge of lime! Cheers!