If the preponderance of stories opening with the line “it was a dark and stormy night” is any indication, this particular cocktail—traditionally made with ginger syrup and rum—should be a writer’s favorite.
But it’s not much of a springtime drink. So my friend Michelle, who writes Table Without Borders, brewed up a stiff adult bevvie we’re calling the Light and Stormy. Use what’s on hand and get creative with these decidedly inexact measurements:
3 oz. muscato or champagne
1 oz. rum
1/2 inch fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced thin
Juice of half an orange
Dash of ginger ale, to taste
Photo by Ruth Terry