The Wayland's Bermuda Black Recipe

Jessica Leibowitz

If you drink a Dark 'n Stormy and think, "I'd like to turn this up a notch," this is the cocktail for you, courtesy of The Wayland in NYC. Fresh ginger juice adds heat, rum adds richness, and lime juice keeps it bright.

This drink is easily multiplied. If you want to make these in bulk, use a juicer to squeeze fresh ginger juice and get the best yield. If you're only making one serving, a muddler works fine and saves you some cleaning up. To make simple syrup, combine 1 cup water with 1 cup sugar in a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. Cool before using. Simple syrup will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Serves: 1 serving

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  • 1/2 ounce fresh ginger juice (from about 1 1/4 ounces peeled ginger root, about 5 inches)

  • 1 ounce white rum

  • 1 ounce aged rum

  • 1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 2 limes)

  • 3/4 ounce simple syrup (see note)

  • 1 3/4 ounces porter or stout

  • Garnish: lime wheel and candied ginger, if desired


  1. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add ginger juice, both rums, lime juice, and simple syrup and shake until very chilled.

  2. Strain into an ice-filled serving glass, top with beer, garnish with lime and candied ginger if desired.

Special Equipment

Muddler, cocktail shaker and strainer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
205 Calories
0g Fat
14g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 1
Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 58mg 1%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)