Thursday, October 27, 2011
Thirsty Thursday: Dark and Stormy
My plan was to make a fun Halloween themed drink for this week’s Thirsty Thursday so I did a search on Pinterest (my new obsession) and found a layered cocktail designed to look like candy corn. Cute, right? So I gave it a go, but layering pineapple juice with vodka, orange sherbert and milk is harder than it sounds. But it was still an orange drink in a cocktail glass and was fitting for Halloween so I was going to roll with it... but sadly it was more of a trick than a treat. It tasted terrible.
So I thought back to a layered drink we successfully made on our Alaska boat trip this summer: The Dark and Stormy. It may not be orange but “dark and stormy” is very fitting for a fall cocktail! And this one is not only simple to make, but tastes 100x better!
Dark and Stormy
Ingredients per drink:
2 ounces dark rum
Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
Fill a glass with ice. Squeeze lime wedge over the ice. Pour in some ginger beer or ale. Float dark rum on top by slowing pouring it over the back of a spoon. Drink.
Here’s what my candy corn cocktail was supposed to look like:
And my failed version:
I'd recommend sticking with a Dark and Stormy. And in the spirit of Halloween: Drink up Witches!