A Royal Storm – A Coffee & Cocktails with Cindy short

It was a dark and stormy night

– Washington Irving

While this much-used phrase is often referred to as clichéd, the cocktail carrying its name is far from hackneyed! This beautiful drink is similar to a traditional Dark & Stormy. My version, of course, puts a twist on the classic by incorporating coffee. Enjoy!

Ingredients

• 1 ounce of dark rum — for an official Dark & Stormy always use Gosling’s black.

3 ounces of ginger beer  — Q ginger beer is produced with mixing in mind, and it is my favorite blending ginger beer.

1 single shot of  TheQueenBean.com espresso (1 ounce).  I used a stovetop espresso maker. For tips on proper technique, be sure to check out our blog entry on brewing with a Moka pot.

1 cup full of ice.

1 lime wedge.


Directions

1) Fill a large glass with ice. Add your rum and ginger beer. Give the mixture a stir.

2) Add your espresso, pouring slowly over an inverted spoon to achieve a subtle layered effect. When pouring it is good to pick a spot in the center of the glass to aim at and use a consistent flow.

3) Garnish with a lime wedge.

4) Enjoy!

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