Friday, January 6, 2012

Seattle Rumdrops - Elliott's Dark 'n' Stormy

It may be Bermuda's national drink, but the name Dark 'n' Stormy resonates with many who live in Seattle. Today, The Rum Collective's new bimonthly column, Seattle Rumdrops, premiers down on Pier 56 at Elliott's Oyster House just in time for, yes, you guessed it, rum o'clock!  A debut featuring Elliott's Dark 'n' Stormy is fitting for the weather outside and there isn't a better setting in Seattle I can think of to enjoy it.

This classic rum drink is simple and refreshing. Elliott's uses their own house made ginger beer. Its flavor balances perfectly with Gosling's Black Seal Rum, the dark side in this stormy concoction. Their ginger beer's flavor doesn't hit your palate like a ginger root extract or a heat producing ginger tea as is often the case with many ginger beers. Served ice chilled and topped with fresh lime, it is a waterfront cocktail not to be missed. Be adventurous and ask for a little John D. Taylor's Falernum in it. Here is their tasty ginger beer recipe for home use. Enjoy!

Elliott's Oyster House Ginger Beer Base: Home Version

4 cups water
2 cups lime juice
3 tbsp ground ginger
2 cups white sugar

Mix lime, sugar and ginger and whisk until smooth then add water. Refrigerate as needed.


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