BlackTail, the Lower Manhattan retro Cuban bar from the team behind The Dead Rabbit, is known to modernize classics like the Rum & Coke. For its contemporary riff on the Dark ’N’ Stormy, bartender Nate Dobson added passion fruit, bitters and a blend of funky Jamaican spirits to the usual ginger and rum base.
This recipe originally appeared as part of “The 5 Recipe Variations Every Dark ’N’ Stormy Lover Should Know.”
- 1/4 oz Wray & Nephew overproof rum
- 1 1/4 oz DR rum blend*
- 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp Passion fruit puree
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- Blenheim ginger ale, to top
Pour the rum, rum blend, juice, puree and bitters into a Collins glass over ice.
Top with the ginger ale.
*DR rum blend: Combine 4 parts Bacardí Superior Heritage Limited Edition rum, 3 parts Caña Brava rum, 2 parts Barbancourt white rhum agricole and 1 part Banks 5 Island rum.