Dark and Stormy's creamier cousin from Beloved in Greenpoint, Brooklyn is more complex than Gosling's tempest, but it's every bit as easy to drink. Sweetened ginger juice brings a funky spice and milky mouthfeel and bittersweet Cynar rounds it all out.
Note:You can adapt this recipe using a spicy ginger beer. Hidalgo recommends Fever Tree. To make ginger juice, combine 1 cup ginger juice (juiced in a blender and strained) with 5 ounces sugar. Stir until dissolved. To make with ginger beer in lieu of ginger juice, replace club soda with ginger beer.
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- Yield:makes 1 cocktail
- Active time: 4 minutes
- Total time:4 minutes
- 1 ounce Smith & Cross Jamaican rum
- 1 ounce Cynar
- 3/4 ounce sweetened ginger juice (see note above)
- 1/2 ounce fresh squeezed juice from 1 lime
- Club soda (see note above)
- Peychaud's bitters
Combine rum, Cynar, ginger juice, and lime juice in shaker with a small handful of pebble-sized pieces of cracked ice. Shake until fully chilled and diluted (about 15 seconds).
Strain into iced filled Collins glass, top with club soda and three dashes Peychaud's bitters, serve.