Not quite a dark and stormy – Made from Scratch

The theme for MxMo this month is Made from Scratch having never really delved into the homemade ingredients side of things before I wanted to start with something basic. I recalled seeing a post from Stevi at Two At The Most for a recipe of ginger syrup, so I got to work. I actually wanted the syrup to be a little bit more gingerbread-like so I also added a bit of ground cinnamon. That’s what you can see floating in the drink in the photo.

Dark and not so stormy Now it seems like quite an easy thing to make, but I managed to forget it was on the stove and let it reduce down to a very thick treacle like substance. Adding some more water brought the consistency back but the flavour was a little bit more bitter than it probably should have been.

I then decided on some sort of rum based cocktail. I’m not entirely sure what to call it but here is the recipe

  • 3/4 oz Mt Gay rum
  • 3/4 oz Bombay Sapphire
  • Half a lime of lime juice
  • 3/4 oz homemade ginger syrup

Shake and strain over ice. Top up with soda.

Entertainingly enough the syrup wasn’t the only thing homemade used while making this, I dropped (and broke) the only boston in the house so I had to use a coffee mug as the other side of the shaker.

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7 Responses to “Not quite a dark and stormy – Made from Scratch”

  1. Dood commented:

    Wow that looks tasty. It’s 7:20 am and you’ve got me craving a drink now.

    Shame about the Boston…I did the same thing over Halloween…still need to replace the glass.

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  3. SeanMike commented:

    Actually, it’s like half-way between a Dark & Stormy and a Suffering Bastard…the bourbon-and-gin Suffering Bastard, that is.

    Had one of those yesterday (the Suffering Bastard that is) while recuperating from Saturday Drink Night and playing some Fallout 3…

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  5. Amyreed87 commented:

    Good stuff, wish I read more about this!