Sipping on summer: Mixologist Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013. Filed under: Books Destinations Food & Dining Free Recipes Home & Garden Online
Jim Meehan's Dark and Stormy ©Nick Brown

Jim Meehan’s Dark and Stormy
©Nick Brown

(Relaxnews) – To celebrate the full bloom of summer, two of the world’s top mixologists share their best “summer-in-a-glass” cocktail recipes for sipping languidly on a hot day and clinking with friends and loved ones.

Every week throughout the summer, New York mixologist Jim Meehan, the man behind underground speakeasy PDT(short for Please Don’t Tell), and Tony Conigliaro of 69 Colebrooke Row in London will provide two cocktail recipes: one a midweek, post-work, kick-off-your-shoes type cocktail, the other an apéritif or beverage to accompany a sun-soaked meal during those lazy, hazy summer weekends.

Today, Meehan shares his recipe for the Dark and Stormy.

This simple combination is so synonymous with the rum, its producers have gone through the trouble of copyrighting the recipe. Thankfully, it tastes best with Gosling’s so there’s no need to seek an alternative. The key to the cocktail is your choice of ginger beer: prepare it with your favorite brand or substitute a spicy homemade ginger syrup with a splash of soda.”

— Jim Meehan

Dark & Stormy

2 oz. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
0.75 oz. lime juice
3 oz ginger beer

Build in a chilled Collins glass filled with ice.
Top with 3 oz. ginger beer.
Garnish with a lime wheel picked to a piece of candied ginger.

Jim Meehan is the author of “The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy” and has edited “Mr. Boston’s Bartender Guide” and several editions of Food & Wine Magazine’s annual cocktail book. Last year, his underground bar PDT, one of the hottest bars in New York, snagged the award for Outstanding Bar Program at the James Beard Foundation Awards in the US, an event often described as the Oscars of the food world.

Find Jim Meehan on Twitter: @mixography

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