The Dark and Stormy cocktail is a true classic. It is the unofficial drink of Bermuda and is named after the clouds that form over Bermuda's 200 square miles of coral reef, a stretch of sea that is known for sinking ships.
This twist on a classic is made with rum, cider, ginger beer and lime. Spiking the cider with rum gives it a real kick. The ginger brings a wonderful heat and spice, which makes it the ideal cocktail for keeping warm as the sun goes down in the evenings.
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For the best results, use a premium rum and cider, and add the juice from half a lime for a bit of zing and to lighten the drink.
Prep time: 5 mins
Cost to make: £1.89
Sell at: £6.50
- Lime juice (half a lime)
- 50ml dark rum
- 75ml ginger beer
- 100ml cider
- Lime wedge (to serve)
- Combine the lime juice, rum and ginger beer in a glass over ice
- Top with the cider
- Serve with a wedge of lime
The Cider Summit is back as a stand-alone event.
In Bristol on 22 June this year, it will be hosted by ciderologist and friend of The Morning Advertiser (MA) Gabe Cook.
Cook, who has travelled the world in search of cider stories, has developed an agenda of fascinating topics designed to tickle the fancies of all those interested and involved in cider. MA food and drink editor Nicholas Robinson said: “Cider is growing in the on-trade and although its representation on the bar may not be as vast as beer, it is of great interest to consumers who want to see more innovation, more flavours and more formats.
“At our Cider Summit, we’re going to give you the information you need to make informed decisions on what to stock, what the upcoming trends are and what you should steer clear of.”
If you’re interested in booking a ticket to come along to the Cider Summit, contact Stevie Robinson by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or over the phone by calling 01293 846508.