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Celebrate National Rum Day Every Day

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Saturday may have been the official National Rum Day, but who says we can't celebrate whenever the hell we want (and who gets to make up these national days? Do these people get paid? How do I get that job?)?

So, in celebration, we propose you consider making the seriously delicious and easy drink, the Dark and Stormy.

Thought to originate from the sea-faring shores of New England, this cocktail is a mixture of spicy ginger beer (a kind of soda), fresh lime-juice and dark rum. Careful pouring of each ingredient will create a two-toned sea of deliciousness, that ultimately inspired the drink's name.

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Dark and Stormy
Makes one drink

1.5 ounces of dark rum (Gosling's)
One bottle of ginger beer (Bundaberg and Blenheim are the best)
Juice of half a lime

Fill glass with ice. Add lime juice and ginger beer. Pour rum over the back of a spoon to create the layer of dark rum on the bottom of the glass. Garnish with lime.

Post and photo by Brooke Burton of