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