Fresh Ginger Dark and Stormy

A simple recipe for a classic rum cocktail.
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 2 drinks.
Author: The Bojon Gourmet

Ingredients

  • 2 packed teaspoons finely grated fresh ginger root
  • 3 ounces by volume Gosling's Black Seal dark rum, (1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 tablespoons light agave nectar
  • 2 lime wedges
  • ice
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cups sparkling water

Instructions

  • In a small pitcher or measuring cup, combine the ginger, rum and agave, stirring well to combine. Fill two tumblers with ice cubes. Squeeze a lime wedge into each cup and throw the spent wedges into the glasses as well.
  • Strain the rum mixture through a fine mesh sieve, dividing it equally between the glasses, pressing on the ginger with the back of a spoon to extract all the liquid. Top off with ample sparkling water (1/2 to 3/4 cup each).Stir to combine, and enjoy!

Notes

Unless it is excessively dirty, there is no need to peel the ginger prior to grating it.
When I make these for a crowd, I grate the ginger on a box grater rather than a microplane to make it go faster; alternately, you can put the ginger through a juicer.
Gosling's Black Seal rum is the one to use if you can get it (BevMo is a good bet); its flavor is unparalleled. But it will still be tasty with The Kraken or Meyers.
I've been told that a shot is anywhere from 1 1/2 - 3 ounces by volume. Being a lightweight, I keep these on the demure side so that I won't drink myself under the table (or end up dancing on top of it). But feel free to make 'em stronger if you like! More rum may necessitate more agave.
Nutritional values are based on one drink.

Nutrition

Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 127mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin C: 6.3% | Calcium: 3.6% | Iron: 0.6%
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