• 2 ounces dark rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer
  • 1/2 ounce lime juice

Glass Type: Collins glass


Before we start let’s get a few things straight:

The rum absolutely must be Gosling’s Black Seal


We also know that it would seem sacrilege not to use Barritt’s ginger beer (and yes, it must be ginger beer unless it’s Blenheim’s ginger ale- see next sentence) but hear us out.  We are absolute fanatics about Blenheim ginger ale out of South Carolina.  We prefer the “pink cap” as its just the right amount of spicy and counters the dark treacliness of the Goslings to perfection.


Combine the rum,* the ginger beer,** and the lime juice, which is optional, in a tall glass full of ice cubes. Stir. The key here is nailing the precise ratio between the spice of the ginger beer and the richness of the rum. Depending on brands of each used, you may want to play around with the proportions. No true Bermudian would put lime juice in his D & S, but here in the States that’s how it comes (perhaps the Moscow Mule has something to do with that). Frankly, we prefer it with the lime.

2 Responses

  1. JimPickens

    Blenheim is not ginger beer. But yea it’s perfect for this.

    • artizen

      We are torn. While technically not a ginger beer Blenheim out gingers most ginger beers…its so much more than ginger ale