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. It’s non-alcoholic, 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 Sugared Cranberries (see below), and of course a wedge of lime! Cheers!
To make the sugared cranberries: Wash fresh cranberries, pat dry, roll in granulated sugar, and freeze them for a few hours. This will help the sugar adhere! You can keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to use them!
Cranberry Dark and StormysPrint Recipe
- 2 oz. Dark Rum
- 4 oz. Ginger Beer
- Splash Cranberry Juice
- 4-5 Cranberries
- 1 Tsp Granulated Sugar
- Lime Slice
Fill glass to the top with ice. Next, pour your Ginger Beer in filling up about 3/4 of the glass.
Add a large splash of Cranberry Juice. Top with your Dark Rum. Both will float on top of the Ginger Beer separating the layers.
Finally, top your cocktail with Sugared Cranberries (see below), and a wedge of lime!
To make the sugared cranberries: Wash fresh cranberries, pat dry, roll in granulated sugar, and freeze them for a few hours. This will help the sugar adhere! You can keep them in the freezer until you're ready to use them!
JaneJanuary 13, 2019 at 11:21 am
This sounds delicious and not necessarily just for the holidays. Might have to try these for our Superbowl party.
CourtneyJanuary 13, 2019 at 11:35 am
This sounds like a delicious twist of a dark and stormy! I love the taste of ginger beer, now I need to go get myself more
Leigh AnnJanuary 13, 2019 at 12:22 pm
What a great way to use ginger beer. I love that stuff. Thanks for sharing this recipe. 🙂
JulieJanuary 13, 2019 at 12:57 pm
Oh my word this looks sublime! I’ve always been a fan of the traditional dark and stormy and can’t wait to try this out.
AshleaJanuary 13, 2019 at 1:53 pm
I love a good dark and stormy, and this cranberry twist sounds so good! 🙂
Jolene YeeJanuary 13, 2019 at 3:21 pm
Wow! This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for this, I’m definitely trying this out tonight!
AmyJanuary 13, 2019 at 9:35 pm
This sounds delicious and your pictures are beautiful!
MichelleJanuary 13, 2019 at 10:04 pm
This looks so pretty and really actually kind of easy to make. I have all of the ingredients so I might just have to try it this week. I am always looking for something just a little bit different. Thanks for the inspiration!
Eva-Marie AmiyaJanuary 18, 2019 at 5:16 pm
Can not wait to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing…beautiful photographs.