Hattiers Devon Storm
A West Country Favourite
Put a West Country twist on the famous Dark and Stormy cocktail with this Hattiers recipe. Dating right back to the mid 1800's, when Bermuda's Gosling family first started experimenting with rum and British settlers were brewing beer from ginger in a bid to combat sea sickness, the Dark and Stormy is one of the world's best known cocktails.
Legend has it that the name came many years later, when a sailor observed how the colour of the cocktail resembled a cloud "only a fool or dead man would sail under". As Devon seafarers ourselves, we're more than familiar with those brooding, ominous clouds and so it seemed only fitting to create our own rum and ginger beer cocktail.
Rather than try to reinvent the wheel, we focused on improving the quality of the cocktail by teaming up with Luscombe Drinks, one of the finest producers of juices and mixers in the UK. By combining our Premium Reserve Rum with Luscombe's Ginger Beer and a splash of lime juice to enhance the flavours, the aptly named Devon Storm was born.
Making our rum and ginger beer cocktail couldn't be easier, but don't be fooled by it's simplicity. This is one drink that always goes down a storm.
When almost two thirds of your cocktail is the mixer, it's essential to choose well. We tried and tested a huge range of mixers before settling on Luscombe mixers thanks to their small batches, minimal processing, refusal to compromise on quality and addition of zero additives.
That means each bottle of Luscombe Ginger Beer brings nothing but flavour and warmth to our Devon Storm cocktail.
Why Luscombe Ginger Beer?
The Perfect Storm
Devon Storm Recipe
What you'll need...
What to do...
90 ml. Luscombe Ginger Beer
15 ml. Freshly squeezed lime juice
A dash of Angostura Bitters
Slice of lime
Slice of cucumber
Sprig of mint
Combine Hattiers Rum, Luscombe Ginger Beer and the lime juice in a tall glass full of ice cubes.
Garnish with the lime, cucumber and mint.