Friday, April 4, 2014

The Dark & Shirley

This drink was created after a craving for kraken and grenadine. Lately, I've been alternating between burly temples and GF beer. I love grenadine, but wanted something a little different. So the dark and shirley was born: a cross between a burly temple and a dark n' stormy.

The Dark & Shirley

  • ice
  • 1 shot grenadine  (for a stronger drink, use 1/2 shot grenadine)
  • 1 shot Kraken spiced black rum
  • ginger ale/ginger beer (ginger beer for more spice)
  • lime wedge (optional)

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add 3-4 cubes of ice, grenadine and rum. Shake vigorously.
  2. Pour, with ice into a short glass. Add ginger ale/beer to top off. Serve with a squeeze of lime.
  3. If you want a more "traditionally served" dark n' stormy type drink: shake the grenadine and black rum together. Get a glass with some ice. Pour ginger beer in. Add the grenadine/rum on top. Serve with lime


  1. Two wonderful cocktail worlds colliding!

    1. Yes! Can't wait to make these in the summer


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