Words by Valarie P. Carter • Photography by Barry Jarvis

A Bermudan cocktail concocted just after World War I, the Dark ‘N Stormy is bright, refreshing and just perfect as a summer quencher, when we enjoyed it best. Seeing as it’s fall now and we still have a hankering for them, we decided to put a fall twist on this summer classic.

Traditionally, a Dark ‘N Stormy is made with Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and, depending on whom you ask, Barritt’s or Gosling’s ginger beer. Interestingly, it is one of the rare trademarked cocktails and, albeit delicious, a squeeze of lime is not legal if you want to call it a Dark ‘N Stormy. We love the classic but many an important decision was decided over our version in the planning stages of Edible Tulsa. Cheers!


2 ounces Black Seal Rum
About 4 ounces Gosling’s or Barritt’s ginger beer

Fill a highball glass with ice and add rum. Top with ginger beer.



The Edible Tulsa kitchen’s version of a kicked-up Dark-n-Stormy.

2 ounces Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum
4 ounces Goya ginger beer*
Half of a juicy lime

Fill a highball glass with ice and add rum. Top with ginger beer and, using a reamer, add the lime juice. Stir and enjoy.

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