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Drink of the week!

Whaddya do when you have major engine woes for a solid week or two?

You drink.

I kid, I kid. But seriously, our free time in Salinas has given us the opportunity to experiment in the cocktail department. And why not, right? We are usually super boring players in the “alcoholic beverage arena” where you can typically find us slinging cheap light beers as we watch another gorgeous sunset dip into the ocean night after night. But since we have a nice little stashola of liquor on board, why not mix it up and try a few fun new drinks?!

After searching Pinterest for some creative cocktail recipes that would work with our stock of mostly rum or tequila, we opted to mix up a batch of Dark ‘n’ Stormies the other afternoon.


Now, by definition a Dark ‘n’ Stormy is a highball cocktail made specifically with Gosling’s Black rum (the dark) and ginger beer (the stormy) served over ice and garnished with a slice of lime. Ya well we unfortunately do not have Gosling’s Black rum on this ship or even, surprisingly, any ginger beer left in our soda stash, so we got creative with our recipe this time around. :)))

Just think of this as the LAHO version of a Dark-n-Stormy.

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^^I also like to think it ups the enjoyment level when served in cute glasses with fun straws. Lol.^^

We subbed in Canada Dry gingerALE and regular ole Captain Morgan’s rum along with lime (yes, we actually had that!) and a slice of crystallized candied ginger.

And guess what ya’ll…it was FABULOUS!!!  Seriously delish. I wasn’t able to pull off the “dark storm cloud” looking appearance of the rum sitting on top, but whatever. I would make these again anytime. They were that good. Want the super simple recipe? Here ya go…

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LAHO Dark-n-Stormy Cocktail

  • 1 part dark rum
  • 2 parts gingerale
  • lime slices
  • crystallized candied ginger
  • ice

Fill glass with ice, ginger ale, and rum. Add candied ginger and garnish with lime slice. Serve and enjoy!

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Ron SkeltonNovember 28, 2014 - 12:54 pm

I like the creativity but with all the rums in the islands…not a great choice.

LAHOWINDNovember 28, 2014 - 1:08 pm

Well Captain Morgans is made in Puerto Rico…so when in Rome! 😉

Jessica @ MJ SailingDecember 1, 2014 - 3:41 pm

Just ignore Ron, he’s a rum snob. I love me some Captain Morgans, I’ll drink Laho Dark & Stormies with you anytime.

Laura GibsonDecember 3, 2014 - 4:24 pm

I’m curious as to where you got your knife from? We just got out sailboat this past spring and in the off season I’m looking forward to getting some galley gear that can stay on the boat. Thanks!!

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