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Dark and Summer-Stormy (Cherry-Infused Dark and Stormy)

August 8, 2012

The beloved carnivore is a huge fan of the classic Dark and Stormy drink.  And he’s eager to introduce others to this drink.  I dare you to come visit us and get away with not drinking one.  Unless you have religious or other personal objections to drinking alcohol, you likely will not succeed.

All of which is somewhat hilarious to me because my roommate from the first year of law school is from Bermuda and taught me all about this drink.  But I’ll at least give Chris credit for me drinking it more than once a year.

Somewhat randomly, I decided to put some cherry simple syrup in a dark and stormy.  It was delicious, in my opinion.  I actually liked just the cherry syrup and ginger beer mixed together even better than the cherry-infused dark and stormy, but I forgot to take a photo of that bright pink concoction before dumping in the dark rum.   You should try that, too, especially if you’re looking for a fun and tasty non-alcoholic drink.
These glasses are one of my favorite wedding presents that we received.  They were a gift from my uncle’s mother (who is not my grandmother; my uncle was brave enough to marry into our family).  She is such a sweetheart and told me that someone gave her and her husband these glasses a long time ago and she wanted to make sure they stayed in the family.  It’s one of the sweetest things anyone’s ever said to me – I am always so touched when someone adopts a broad view of what constitutes “family” and includes me in that definition even though they don’t have to.

Cherry-Infused Dark and Stormy

An Amanda Original

Mix the cherry simple syrup and ginger beer together.   Add ice, if desired.   Top with the dark rum.  For full “dark and stormy” visual effect, do not stir.  Admittedly, the cherry simple syrup lessens the visual effect of the dark and stormy somewhat, but I love it anyway.

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