Sunday, July 17, 2011

Orange ’n’ Stormy

The signature highball of Gosling’s Black Seal and possibly of Gothic novelists as well, the Dark ’n’ Stormy is amenable to the sorts of additions that generally go with rum. Black Seal Rum in particular has a certain affinity for orange, as is demonstrated in this orange bitters variation I had a while ago at Annabelle’s Bar & Bistro here in town, a reliable refuge of house-made cherries and such when the downtown shopping morons drive you to seek the waters of Lethe. Annabelle’s did it with Regans’ No. 6, which makes a tasty drink, though I used Angostura Orange this time.

Orange ’n’ Stormy

  • 2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • ginger beer
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
Build over ice and stir gently. Orange wheel.


  1. I'm thinking that Fernet and ginger beer ought to be a good combo. Dark 'n' Goonie anyone?

  2. Favorite way to use Fernet’s gotta be in dashes, like the orange in the recipe above. So long as it’s not allowed to overtake everything else, it gives an absinthe-like depth that I need to remember to make greater use of.


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