According to a Gosling’s Rum tale, this drink was invented more than 100 years ago when members of Bermuda’s Royal Naval Officer’s Club added a splash of the local white rum to their spicy ginger beer. They described its ominous hue as “the color of a cloud only a fool or dead man would sail under.”
- 2 ounces dark rum, preferably Gosling’s
- 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice (optional)
- 1 candied ginger slice
- 3 ounces chilled ginger beer
- 1 lime wheel
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add the rum and lime juice and shake well. Strain into an ice-filled collins glass. Stir in the ginger beer. Skewer the ginger slice and lime wheel and garnish the cocktail.