Strawberry Dark and Stormy

By: Cassy Joy Garcia

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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!

Strawberry Dark and Stormy

Strawberry Dark and Stormy ingredients

Strawberry Dark and Stormy

Strawberry Dark and Stormy

Strawberry Dark and Stormy ingredients

Strawberry Dark and Stormy


Strawberry Dark and Stormy

  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 5 adult servings 1x


  • 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)

160 Calories

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  1. JG says:

    FAB PHOTOS!!! Can’t wait to try out this photo-genic tasty looking treat….

  2. Chikachef says:

    Absolutely yum!

  3. India-leigh says:

    I LOVE your photography. WHat camera do you use to get that effect? Is it a special filter? You are very talented.

    1. fedandfit says:

      I’m flattered! Thank you so much. I use a Nikon D90 with no special filter. I take hundreds of photos and experiment with lighting. It’s a work in progress 🙂

  4. Keith Plummer says:

    Oh man!!! That looks awesome! This I have to try and forward to friends.

  5. Joseph Tkach says:

    Alternatively, you could run the strawberries through a juicer.

    1. fedandfit says:


  6. whosmeggyn says:

    This is perfect.

    1. fedandfit says:

      Thank you!