This easy spiced rum cocktail quickly turned into my absolute favorite make at home adult beverage. A dark and stormy consists of ice, 2 ounces spiced rum, the juice from one fresh lime, and a crisp bottle of ginger beer. It’s really that easy! The lime and ginger beer make a very pleasant bubbly cocktail with a bite of rum. And even though I’m no bartender, this drink comes out perfectly every time. Even when you don’t measure your spiced rum and end up having a heavy pour.
Easy Spiced Rum Cocktail – The Story
Now I’ll be honest, not much of a back story behind this one. And I know this is definitely not from my own recipe book. but it’s so good that I think more people should know about it. And it’s the perfect make and home drink for people who don’t want to buy a lot of different ingredients, and make some complicated cocktail. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! That’s always fun, and in fact the last time I had a dinner party, I requested all my guests come prepared to make us all their own signature cocktails.
Quite a few years ago, my friend Lynn asked me out of the blue if I’ve ever had a dark and stormy. And when I asked what that was, she proceeded to give me a recipe to make what would become one of my favorite drinks. Simple, easy, and delicious. Which is basically everything that Happy Stirring aims to be! And with today being national beverage day or something like that, I figured it was the perfect day to share the wealth. Thank you Lynn, and bartenders everywhere! (I have been informed that National beverage day is MAY 6th, and not APRIL 6th. So basically I don’t know how to read but I’m still going to celebrate by making this easy spiced rum cocktail tonight!)
Other Recipes to Try:
Look I don’t claim to be a bartender, that’s my boyfriend’s hobby, not mine. But I have a couple other cocktail recipes floating around on Happy Stirring. Check out this Amaretto Eggnog, and another one of my favorite spiced rum cocktails, Spiked Apple Cider!
Make sure to follow me on Instagram @Happystirring for behind the scenes shots of my upcoming recipes!
Easy Spiced Rum Cocktail: Dark and Stormy
- 2 oz spiced rum
- 1 lime juiced
- 6.8 fl. oz ginger beer
- Over ice, add 2 oz of spiced rum, the juice of one lime, and a bottle of ginger beer. Stir, and serve!