Dark 'N' Stormy

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Dark 'N' Stormy
IBA Official Cocktail
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A Dark 'n' Stormy served at Rye in San Francisco, California
Type Mixed drink
Primary alcohol by volume
Served On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish

Lime wedge

Standard drinkware
Highball Glass (Tumbler).svg
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.
* Dark 'N' Stormy recipe at International Bartenders Association

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 United States, the name "Dark 'N Stormy" is a trademark of Gosling Brothers Ltd of Bermuda.[2][3][4] This means that in the US, legally to be called a Dark 'N Stormy the drink must be made with Gosling Black Seal rum and ginger beer.[5][6]

Gosling Brother's recipe was invented in Bermuda just after World War I. The drink is promoted in the sailing and sail racing community. Gosling's sponsors the Newport to Bermuda Race[7] and the 35th edition of the America's Cup races to be held in Bermuda in 2017.[8]


  1. ^ "DARK ‘N’ STORMY". International Bartenders Association. 
  2. ^ "Trademark Status & Document Retrieval". 
  3. ^ United States Trademark Law no mention of the word recipe
  4. ^ "How to Obtain a Trademark for a Food Recipe". 
  5. ^ "Dark 'N Stormy Recipe". Gosling's Brothers Ltd. 2009-12-17. Retrieved September 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Miles (5 July 2009). "The Right Stuff (by Law)". New York Times. Retrieved August 1, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Goslings Rum". 
  8. ^ "35th America's Cup". 

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