When it comes to iconic rum cocktails, few can rival the Dark and Stormy. And at Steel Tie Spirits, we take pride in crafting our very own version of this timeless classic. Our signature Dark and Stormy cocktail combines the bold flavors of our meticulously crafted dark Florida rum with the zing of ginger beer, creating a harmonious and unforgettable taste experience.

The Dark and Stormy cocktail has a fascinating history that dates back to the early 20th century. At Steel Tie Spirits, we’ve taken inspiration from the original recipe and put our own twist on it. Our dark rum is carefully crafted using the finest ingredients and a meticulous distillation process. The result is a smooth, full-bodied Florida rum with deep caramel notes and a hint of spice. This serves as the foundation for our Dark and Stormy, providing a robust and flavorful base.

To create our signature Dark and Stormy, we combine our dark rum with the perfect proportion of ginger beer. The ginger beer adds a refreshing and zesty kick, complementing the rum’s richness. The result is a harmonious balance of flavors, with the warmth and complexity of the rum beautifully harmonizing with the ginger’s invigorating bite. It’s a drink that excites the palate and invigorates the senses.

What You’ll Need

To craft the perfect Dark and Stormy cocktail, you’ll need a few key ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need to gather:

  1. Dark Rum: Choose our signature dark rum to form the foundation of your cocktail. The deep, complex flavors of the rum will provide the rich and robust profile that defines a Dark and Stormy.
  2. Ginger Beer: Look for a ginger beer that offers a strong and spicy kick. The fiery ginger flavor is a crucial component of the cocktail, providing a refreshing and invigorating element.
  3. Lime: A fresh lime will add a burst of citrusy acidity that balances the sweetness of the rum and ginger beer. Squeezing a wedge of lime into the cocktail adds a bright and tangy note that elevates the overall taste.
  4. Ice: Fill your glass with plenty of ice cubes to keep your Dark and Stormy chilled throughout the sipping experience. The ice also helps to dilute the flavors slightly and adds a pleasing texture to the drink.
  5. Lime Wedge: After squeezing the lime juice into the cocktail, you can also add a lime wedge as a garnish. It adds a visually appealing touch and enhances the citrus aroma.

Once you have gathered these ingredients, you are ready to mix up your own Dark and Stormy cocktail. Remember, the quality of the ingredients and the precise ratios can make a significant difference in the final result, so don’t be afraid to experiment and find the balance that suits your taste preferences.

How To Make It

Creating the perfect Dark and Stormy is as easy as 1-2-3! First, fill a tall glass with ice cubes to keep your cocktail refreshingly cold. Next, pour in a generous measure of our meticulously crafted dark rum, allowing its rich flavors to shine. Finally, top it off with a splash of ginger beer for that delightful zing, and squeeze a fresh lime in. Give it a gentle stir, garnish with a lime wedge, and your Dark and Stormy is ready to be enjoyed. Cheers to enjoying the captivating combination of dark rum, spicy ginger beer, and zesty lime in every sip of your Dark and Stormy!


  • 3 oz. Black Coral Black Rum
  • 4 oz. Quality Ginger Beer
  • 1 squeeze of Lime Juice


  • Load a highball glass with ice.
  • Add 4 oz. of your favorite ginger beer to the glass and top with 3 oz. of our black rum.
  • Squeeze the juice of a lime wedge into the cocktail and garnish with another fresh slice of lime.
  • Enjoy!

Sail away on a flavorful journey with the Black and Stormy, a captivating cocktail that embodies the essence of adventure and boldness. Crafted with the perfect blend of Black Coral Black Rum and the zing of ginger beer, this classic concoction is a storm of flavor that will sweep you off your feet.

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