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Dark and Stormy Should be Mobile’s Drink

23 Aug

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The Dark and Stormy is the official drink of Bermuda. That is set in stone. However, I would like to nominate this refreshing cocktail as the official beverage of the City of Mobile, AL. Why? Because it rains so doggone much here. And it’s hot. And humid. An incredibly humid during the months of May through September. And if you happen to get caught up in a hurricane, this libation will take the edge off and help you weather the storm. So … do I have your vote?

A Dark and Stormy (or Dark ‘n’ Stormy) is an alcoholic highball style cocktail popular in many British Commonwealth countries, such as Australia and Bermuda. It consists of dark rum and ginger beer over ice. The local rum is usually used, for example, Bundaberg in Australia or Goslings in Bermuda. [1]The drink is also popular in Rhode Island, particularly Newport.

Barritts, a Bermudian brand of ginger ale, has the essential bite without a burn, and is almost always used as the base for the Dark ‘n’ Stormy at bars and restaurants in Bermuda. [6] The trademark only allows it to be made with a measure (1.5oz) of Black Seal Rum and ginger beer to taste. It is optionally accompanied by a slice of lime.

Pour the rum into a glass over ice. Pour the Bundaberg Ginger Beer over it. Squeeze in the lime wedge and drop it in. [7]

While the Dark ‘n’ Stormy is traditionally made with dark rum, one variation nicknamed the Light ‘n’ Stormy uses 10 Cane, a light rum. Combine 1 1/2 oz. 10 Cane rum with 1 1/2 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice and 6-8 oz. Blenheim’s Pink Cap Ginger Ale over ice.

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INGREDIENTS
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Place several ice cubes in a tall glass, such as a collins, and add rum.
  2. Top with ginger beer, add a lime wedge, and stir.
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Give Elixer G a Try

4 Jan

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If you love the taste of ginger, check this new product out.

I discovered them via Guy’s Big Bite on Food Network.

In the never ending search for the perfect cocktail or martini, one can easily forget about one of the most potent spices of all, ginger. There are many kinds of exciting ginger beers out there, including such stunners as the cult Blenheim Ginger Ale from South Carolina.

Now a new ginger mix, Elixir G, has just hit the market, and was a “Best in Show” winner in the “new products category” at the just convened Los Angeles Food and Wine Show over some pretty stiff opposition. Elixir G is a dynamic mixer that is extremely versatile with every form of spirit imaginable, giving the cocktail that superb ginger taste, and with tequila in particular.

The drink is not available at retail stores at this time, but you can contact the company directly, although they are very selective who they sell to, and are very keen to offer serving suggestions.  

Most of the top bars in Los Angeles and Hollywood such as Yamashiro’s, MaKai, Ocean Avenue Seafood stock the mixer along with Akwa in Santa Monica. Look for it in October at P.F.Chang’s all across the country, with more outlets to be added as the holiday season hots up.

See some cocktail mixes after the jump. 

Here are a few HOT Elixir G cocktail suggestions:

1oz      Vodka
1/2oz   Chambord
1/2oz   Elixir G
Fill with lemonade and top with a dash of lemon-lime soda. Very refreshing in the hot weather. Unnamed as of yet.

Mistletoe Martini

Fill a martini shaker with ice. Mix in.
1 ½ oz Vodka
½ oz Orange Juice
½ oz Cranberry Juice
1/2oz Elixir G
 Add 3-4 cloves, shake and strain into a Martini glass and garnish w/orange peel.

Christmas Carol

Fill a highball glass with ice.
Add:
1 1/2oz Brandy
1oz Sour Mix
Large splash Elixir G.
4oz Lemon Lime Soda
Garnish w/three Cranberries.

Gingerita

2oz Tequila
2oz Elixir G
2oz Sour Mix
Blend with ½ cup ice

Contact ELIXIR G at 714-926-7978.