Concocting an elaborate cocktail can be almost as fun as sipping and savoring it, but when temperatures blaze, dead-simple is the way to go. Case in point: this tangy, tamarind-spiked dark and stormy, which despite its exotic upgrade manages to clock in at a mere four ingredients, no shaker needed.
The only (debatable) downside? Its alcohol content is knocked down a notch by the addition of tamarind drinking vinegar — a "problem" easily alleviated by swapping alcoholic ginger beer for a boozier kick. On the flip side, when made with classic ginger beer, the lighter tipple is more day-drinking friendly than its full-strength classic forebearer.
Keep reading for the refreshing recipe.
2 ounces dark rum
3 ounces ginger beer
1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
1 ounce Pok Pok Som Tamarind Drinking Vinegar
1 lime wheel or wedge, for garnish
- In a collins or a double old-fashioned glass, combine the rum, ginger beer, lime juice, and tamarind vinegar.
- Fill the glass with ice cubes, and stir. Adjust proportions if necessary to balance sweet, spicy, and sour flavors.
- Garnish with a lime wheel.
Makes 1 cocktail.
- Drinks, Cocktails