Kick back, relax and enjoy the end of the year with this healthier dark and stormy cocktail. Easy-to-make ginger syrup replaces sugar-laden ginger beer, slashing the beverage’s calories. Throw in some lime juice plus a spritz of club soda to create a refreshing and light taste. Ginger paste is found at most supermarkets, but you can always experiment with ginger juice. To make it, simply place washed ginger in a juicer, or go old school and grate it, put it in a cheesecloth, and squeeze.
Healthier Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 5 minutes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sugar
3 tablespoons ginger paste
8 ounces black rum
Juice from 1 lime
- Over low heat, place water and sugar in saucepan. Stir constantly until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in ginger. Let sit for 20 minutes.
- In a tumbler, pour 2 ounces rum, 1 ounce of ginger simple syrup, and 1/2 ounce of lime juice. Top with club soda and ice.
- Garnish with lime wedge.
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Originally posted August 31, 2014.