Inspired by and named for the infamous hurricane that wrecked the Carolina coast in 1989, Matt and Ted Lee's Hugo cocktail is just as fierce as its namesake. At its core, the beverage is a riff on a Dark and Stormy, but it uses a serious dose of fresh ginger juice instead of the soda. The juice (plus the rum, of course) is strong enough to distract the drinker from any storm heading inland.
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The classic, as served at The Spotted Pig in New York. Lime juice cuts the sweetness of ginger beer and Gosling's Rum while heightening the ginger's sharp bite.
This variation on the Dark and Stormy features easy-to-make rhubarb syrup. It's tart, sweet, and fruity.