Autumn is the peak time for Blackberries, so this blackberry flavoured twist on a Dark ‘n’ Stormy is not to be missed this season.
The history of the Dark and Stormy cocktail dates back to 1806 with a gentleman named James Gosling, who set out on his ship from the UK with the intention of travelling to America. The boat didn’t quite make it, so instead he docked in Bermuda. Fast forward 50 years to 1857, Gosling had started a rum business with his family, selling rum in champagne bottles and giving it the name, Black Seal Rum.
The Dark ‘n’ Stormy was created when Royal Naval Officers, who ran a Ginger Beer factory, discovered the combination of the two drinks. The name was given for the colour of the cocktail, as one sailor is thought to have said that it looked like “a cloud that nobody could hope to sail underneath and come out of it alive!”
The Gosling brothers have trademarked ‘Dark ‘n’ Stormy’ so without the original ingredients or even a slight twist on the recipe could get you in trouble. So we therefore introduce to you, The Blackberry Storm.
- 45ml Dark Rum
25ml lime juice
- 10ml monin ginger syrup
- 10ml briottet creme de mure
- dash angostura
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice
Add all ingredients (excl soda water) and shake for 10 seconds
Strain into an ice filled highball glass
Top with soda water
Garnish with candied ginger