The Dark and Nutty Cocktail: A Twist on the Dark and Stormy

August 26, 2013

If you love the flavors of rum, ginger and coconut water then we have the drink for you! The Dark and Nutty is our twist on the popular Dark and Stormy cocktail, a favorite among the sailing set featuring dark rum and ginger beer. We found ourselves lacking a necessary ingredient to make a Dark and Stormy - ginger beer - so we reached for two things we did have on hand: coconut water and fresh ginger. The result was a deliciously light and refreshing libation with the spicy flavors of fresh ginger. Perfection on a hot summer day!

The Dark and Nutty
Makes 1 cocktail

1.5 oz dark rum
Half a lime
1/2-inch knob of ginger pressed through a garlic press
Tsp fine sugar (or 1 packet Splenda)
4 oz coconut water
Sprig of fresh mint for garnish, optional

Shake with ice. Strain and serve over crushed ice.