Hidden Cocktails (Holiday Edition): The Dark and Stormy

It Was a Dark and Stormy Night . . .

Dark and Stormy Cocktail
GREY Journal

With Halloween quickly approaching, everyone’s looking for the best seasonal cocktail recipes for their holiday parties. GREY’s here to show you a few lesser-known gems that’ll definitely be a hit with your guests! This week we’re focusing on The Dark and Stormy recipe.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail

Said to have gotten its name from an old sailor who likened its appearance to that of storm clouds, The Dark and Stormy has been a popular cocktail for some time. Seeing as the title of the drink is the beginning for many a spooky story, there may not be a cocktail more suited for a Halloween party.


  • 2 oz. dark rum
  • 3 oz. ginger beer
  • 1/2 oz. lime juice (optional)
  • Lime wedge
  1. Add all your ingredients into one glass with ice (except the lime wedge)
  2. Stir
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge


What did you think of our spooky cocktail recipe? Let us know in the comments below or on social media!


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Madeleine Hettich
Madeleine Hettich is a graphic designer, writer, illustrator, and comic book artist. After graduating with a BFA degree (with an emphasis in Visual Communications Design) from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, she worked as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer before being hired by GREY. She continues to develop independent illustration and comics projects in her own time. This background gives her a unique perspective when writing about any number of topics.

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