Dark 'N' Stormy

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Dark 'N Stormy
IBA Official Cocktail
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Type Mixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

Lime wedge

Standard drinkware
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Highball glass
IBA specified ingredients*
Preparation In a highball glass filled with ice add 6cl dark rum and top with ginger beer. Garnish with lime wedge.
Notes Try using a couple dashes of bitters to add complexity.

A Dark 'N Stormy is a highball cocktail made with dark rum (the dark) and ginger beer (the stormy) served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime.[1] In the US, the name "Dark 'N Stormy" is a trademark of Gosling Brothers Ltd.[2][3][4][5] Gosling's claims there is only one recipe for a Dark n Stormy, but the NY Times reports that Gosling's has changed that recipe along with changing commercial relationships;[6] Gosling's recipe does call for Gosling's Black Seal Rum.[7]


  1. ^ IBA Dark ‘n Stormy
  2. ^ US PTO Dark n Stormy trademark registration
  3. ^ United States Trademark Law no mention of the word recipe
  4. ^ Legal Zoom no trademark for recipes
  5. ^ no patents on recipes
  6. ^ Jonathan Miles (5 July 2009). "The Right Stuff (by Law)". New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dark 'N Stormy Recipe". Gosling's Brothers Ltd. 2009-12-17. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 

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