The Imbibery: Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe

In The Imbibery and Distillery by Christine McKellar

rum cocktail on dock tableLas 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.