The Imbibery: Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

Las Vegas gets its dark and stormy summer monsoon days. However, it’s still too darn hot for a comforting hot toddy even at Lake Mead on a beach or up at the Mt. Charleston Lodge.

Here’s a recipe for a quite delightful cool toddy cocktail that will leave you unmindful of the humidity. Sit back and relax. Enjoy the patter of rain, the roll of thunder and even a flash of lightning or two while you sip and savor the dark rum, spicy ginger and tangy lime juice of a Dark & Stormy.

Dark & Stormy Cocktail


  • 2 ounces rum — dark rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice
  • Collins glass


Combine the rum, the ginger beer and the lime juice, which is optional, in a tall glass full of ice cubes. Stir and drink.