The Vanilla Dark and Stormy made with Spiced Rum, Ginger Beer, a tiny splash of vanilla, and a garnish of lime make this looks like a very sophisticated adult beverage! The rum tones down the sweetness in the beer and the vanilla mingles well with the spices in the rum and ginger beer.
I made this Vanilla Dark and Stormy because my son Justin told me the Dark and Stormy was one of his favorite drinks. It took me a while to do so because I was hesitant about the ginger beer. After doing some searching on ingredients I bit the bullet and bought some ginger beer to try this beverage on my own!
I found the recipe on Food Network, however it made such a large amount that I had to make some changes in order to serve only two people. After all, we didn’t need to drink two full cups of rum, that would have been 1 cup each! With Ginger Beer being carbonated, I felt that I needed to drastically downsize since storing a mixture of this in the refrigerator would not hold well to storage. I sat down and calculated what I would need to do to make this drink fit just 2 servings.
I’m normally not one who cares for a carbonated drink. For the most part I stick to wine or vodka and cranberry. When I’m super thirsty I will opt for a beer, but that is rare. This drink may have changed my mind in that aspect. I definitely enjoyed it and will be making it again and may even find other ways to change it up a little bit!
- 1/2 cup Spiced Rum
- 3/4 cup Ginger Beer
- 1/8 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- Lime Slices
- Place lime slice and ice in two short cocktail glass.
- Measure rum, ginger beer, lime juice, and vanilla into container and stir to combine. Divide between two prepared glasses. Garnish with another lime slice if desired.
Nutrition calculated on myfitnesspal. Results may vary depending on product used.
Serving Size:1/2 recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 194 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 8mg Carbohydrates: 18g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 13g Protein: 0g