The Dark n' Foamy

Sometimes I name a cocktail and it’s so bad I just have to leave it so I can laugh. This is one of those times.

But you probably see where I’m going with this. It’s a spin on the Dark n’ Stormy cocktail (a creation vehemently trademarked by Gosling Brothers Ltd), which is essentially a highball cocktail made with dark rum and ginger beer. Pretty simple, and pretty delicious.

So let’s mess it up with a bunch of unnecessary ingredients and change the name so we don’t violate any trademarks.

PS: I should note that I made this cocktail originally to go in a double old fashioned glass (not a highball as the inspiration cocktail does because this one has egg whites and I don’t like ice in my egg white drinks, mmkay?) but then accidentally forgot that glass and put it into a coupe that wasn’t big enough. As you’ll see here in this IGTV video of my making the drink.

The Dark n' Foamy cocktail: homemade ginger-lime syrup, lime juice, rum, egg whites, and ginger beer |


Makes one serving.

  • 1.5 ounces aged rum

  • .5 ounces dark rum

  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice

  • .5 ounce Ginger-Lime Syrup (instructions below)

    • 1/8 cup fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced

    • 1/2 cup lime juice

    • 1/2 cup honey

  • 1 medium egg white

  • 1 ounce or so of ginger beer to top

  • lime slices for garnish

    To make the simple syrup: Combine ginger, lime juice, and honey in a small saucepan over medium high heat bringing to a boil and stirring occasionally until the honey is dissolved. Lower heat and simmer for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool thoroughly, strain into an airtight container and store in fridge for up to 2 weeks.

    To make the cocktail: in a shaker over ice, combine rums, lime juice, and Ginger-Lime Syrup. Shake until chilled, strain ice from mixture and return mixture to shaker, adding egg white. Shake until foamed and strain through a fine mesh strainer into your glass. Top with ginger beer, pouring slowly so as not to disrupt the foam. Garnish with lime slices.

The Dark n' Foamy cocktail: homemade ginger-lime syrup, lime juice, rum, egg whites, and ginger beer |

Yep. No chickens in this photo shoot. But there are in this video. So there’s that.