Late Spring Dark and Stormy Recipe

Late Spring Dark and Stormy Recipe

[Photographs: Maggie Hoffman]

This variation on the Dark and Stormy features an easy-to-make rhubarb syrup. It's tart, sweet, and fruity. The syrup recipe makes enough for several drinks.

  • Yield:1
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:15 minutes


  • For the rhubarb syrup:
  • 2 cups chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • For the cocktail:
  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 1/2 ounces rhubarb syrup
  • 2 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 lime, cut into 2 pieces


  1. 1.

    To make the rhubarb syrup, place chopped rhubarb, water, and sugar in a heavy-bottomed pot. Cook over medium low heat, covered, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes or until rhubarb is tender and begins to fall apart. Strain and let cool.

  2. 2.

    To make the cocktail, fill a highball glass with ice. Squeeze one piece of the lime into the glass and add shell to the glass. Add rum, 1 1/2 ounces rhubarb syrup, and ginger beer. Stir gently, garnish with remaining lime.