This delicious and intense cocktail—a distant cousin of the Dark and Stormy—is tangy and much less sweet than you'd expect, with a brooding background of ginger root lurking just behind the richness of rum. You can thin it out more with ginger beer if you like, but we enjoy this drink nearly straight up, with just a little fizz to lighten.
Fresh lime juice is essential here; don't buy the bottled stuff. We used Coruba rum, but Brugal and Goslings would work as well.
Recipe from Michael Neff of Ward III in NYC.
3/4 ounce dark rum
3/4 ounce King's Ginger
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
Dash Angostura bitters
1 ounce ginger beer, or more to taste
Lime twist for garnish
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add rum, King's Ginger, lime juice, and Angostura. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled old fashioned glass. Top with ginger beer and garnish with lime twist.
Cocktail shaker and strainer
|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 0g||0%|
|Saturated Fat 0g||0%|
|Total Carbohydrate 18g||7%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||2%|
|Total Sugars 15g|
|Vitamin C 12mg||60%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|