Ingredients: Dark rum (preferably Gosling’s Black Seal), ginger beer, lime
1 part Gosling’s Black Seal rum
2 parts ginger beer
Fill glass with ice, add, rum, then top with ginger beer. Squeeze in, then garnish with a lime wedge.
Backstory: According to a Gosling’s Rum tale, this story of the drink was traced back to more than 100 years ago, an Englishman living in Bermuda created a dark rum and named it after himself—Gosling’s. At that time, members of Bermuda’s Royal Naval Officer’s Club liked mixing a splash of the local rum to their spicy homemade ginger beer to help them combat seasickness.
People described its ominous hue as “the color of a cloud only a fool or dead man would sail under.”