Pina Thunder Cocktail

The perfect storm of rum and pineapple.

The perfect storm of rum and pineapple.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Captain Morgan.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 Ounces Captain Morgan Pineapple Rum
  • 0.5 Ounce lime juice
  • 0.5 Ounce Goya coconut water
  • 1 Ounce Goya cream of coconut
  • 0.5 Ounce Goya pineapple juice

Nutritional Facts

Servings1

Calories Per Serving223

Folate equivalent (total)4µg1%


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1.5oz Green Chartreuse .5oz Lime
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METHOD: Crushed Ice or Pebble Ice
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The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Build the ingredients in a highball glass filled with ice cubes, adding the lime juice if using.

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

Garnish with the lime wedge. Serve and enjoy.

The Spruce / Madhumita Sathishkumar

  • Make sure you are using a dark rum for this recipe. One that is rich and flavorful and preferably from the Caribbean will be best. You want to give this cocktail some oomph, and white rum (even a golden aged rum) will simply not create the same background notes.
  • Do not use a spiced rum in a dark 'n stormy. The ginger beer already has the spice profile covered, and there is no need to repeat it. In fact, it produces a pretty bad drink.

Recipe Variation

What Is the History of the Dark 'n Stormy?

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Barritt's is (according to the brand) "Bermuda's Favourite Soft Drink" and is the choice for an authentic dark 'n stormy. It is interesting to note that in Gosling's official recipe (complete with the trademark symbol), they use their own ginger beer called Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer. There is no mention of Barritt's.

How Strong Is the Dark 'n Stormy?

If you were to mix a dark 'n stormy as prescribed with Gosling's and Barritt's and no lime juice, then it is a relatively mild mixed drink. Gosling's may be dark, but it is still just 80 proof, so the finished drink weighs in right around 15 percent ABV (30 proof).


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