And what kind of pirate party would it have been without Dark ‘n Stormies for the grown-ups? When I was at the ACE in Palm Springs last summer, I had a great one made with Bundaberg Ginger Beer and I’ve been hooked ever since. It’s Australian and super spicy, which is excellent in a dark and stormy. (Bonus: Bundaberg also offers a diet version that is pretty delish in a cocktail.)
Important to remember in a Dark ‘n Stormy, in addition to a spicy ginger beer, use a dark rum like Goslings Black Seal. And that’s it. Just two ingredients. Three, if you count a lime wedge swashbuckled with a sword.