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Spiced Dark and Stormy

Australian Gourmet Traveller cocktail recipe for Spiced Dark and Stormy

By Matthew Bax
  • Serves 1
Spiced Dark and Stormy
Spiced Dark and Stormy

A classier version of the common Queensland tipple of rum and ginger beer from Matthew Bax at Melbourne’s Der Raum, Gourmet’s Bar of the Year.


  • 30 ml Captain Morgan Orginal Spiced Rum or Myers’s Rum Original Dark
  • 30 ml Havana Club Añejo Especial rum
  • 10 ml lime juice
  • 1 tsp brown sugar


  • 1
    Half-fill a highball glass with crushed ice. Stir in rums, lime juice and brown sugar, add a little more crushed ice, then add bitters and top with ginger beer to taste. Garnish with dried fig slices and star anise, and serve.
  • Author: Matthew Bax