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Dark and Stormy Cocktail

This is a classic dark and stormy cocktail with a delicious Cooks with Cocktails twist.  This gorgeous cocktail from Bermuda is made extra special with a spiced simple syrup that creates layers of flavor that will have your taste buds dancing. 
Course Cocktail
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 cocktail
Calories 245kcal
Author Julie & Debbie



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 6 sticks cinnamon grate 1/4 of one stick into the mix
  • 30 whole cloves
  • 10 allspice berries
  • 1/4 tsp ground all spice
  • 1 vanilla bean cut in half and seeds scraped out
  • 1/2 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup fresh ginger sliced
  • 3 oz lime juice


  • 2 oz Goslings Black Seal Rum
  • 4 oz ginger beer
  • 1 oz spiced simply syrup
  • lime for garnish



  • Add the sugar, water, and spices to a pot and bring it to a simmer over medium heat.  When it starts to simmer, turn the heat down to low and keep simmering for 10 - 15 mins or until the mixture starts to thicken and coats the back of a spoon.  Take it off the heat and let it cool. 
  • When it has cooled a little, strain the syrup and discard the spices.  Store the syrup in a jar or container until you are ready to use it.  Store it in the fridge if it will be longer than a day.  


  • Add some ice to a tall cocktail glass.  First add the ginger beer, then pour in the spiced syrup.  It should sink to the bottom. 
  • Hold a spoon upside down at the top of the glass, just touching the top of the ginger beer.  Pour the rum over the spoon slowly and the rum will stay at the top and create a rum layer.  
  • Serve in layers, but stir before drinking. 


Serving: 1cocktail | Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Sodium: 24mg | Sugar: 30g | Iron: 1.2mg