Strawberry Dark and Stormy
Writing to you from a rainy Texas, we decided on a beverage tribute to our abnormally stormy summer. The Dark and Stormy cocktail is traditionally made of non-alcoholic ginger beer and dark rum served over ice. They’re spicy and delicious. I decided on a summery twist for the blustery drink by adding an awesome fresh strawberry puree.
Non-alcoholic Ginger Beer is essentially a ginger-flavored soda. It’s spicy and really refreshing.
Any dark rum will work with this recipe.
I strain the strawberry puree in cheesecloth, which can be purchased at most grocery stores, to ensure it’s smooth and seed-free.
This refreshing Strawberry Dark and Stormy will help you forget the perfectly warmed pool and golf fairways just begging for some divots.
Happy rainy July!
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- 2 cups Whole Raw Strawberries
- 5 pretty Strawberries for Garnish
- 1 cup Dark Spiced Rum
- 2.5 bottles Ginger Beer (12 FL oz. each)
- 5 cups Ice
- Cheese Cloth
Chill five 16 FL oz. glasses with water and ice.
Cut the stems off your strawberries.
Put the strawberries in a blender and blend on high for at least 1 minute.
Line a small bowl with 4-ply cheesecloth. [Just fold cheesecloth over itself 4 times.]
Pour the pureed strawberries in the cheesecloth.
Fold the cheesecloth over the puree and squeeze the liquid out into the bowl.
Mix 1.25 cups strawberry puree with 1 cup dark spiced rum.
Discard the ice and water used to chill the glasses.
Pour ½ cup ice into each of the now chilled glasses.
Pour 3 ounces of the strawberry/rum mixture (2 shots worth) into each glass.
Top with the ginger beer (about ½ a bottle) and stir.
Garnish with a strawberry and serve!
Time: 10 minutes
Approximate Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 16 FL oz. (1 pint glass)