Festive dark and stormy

Festive dark and stormy

  • Author: Craig
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x


This is the Christmas cocktail that you need in your life this year. Whether you’re looking for a bit of warmth in your drink or something with enough flavour to drown out awkward chat with your relatives, this is the festive tiple for you.



  • 80ml dark spiced rum (I used Kraken)
  • 80ml cranberry juice
  • 120ml ginger beer
  • 20ml cinnamon simple syrup (or 10ml maple syrup and a couple pinches of ground┬ácinnamon)
  • 20ml fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedges, cranberries and cinnamon sticks to decorate
  • Ice cubes


Two options – make in the glass or the cocktail shaker

In the glass

Fill two tall tumblers or highballs two-thirds full of ice, then add the rum and both the maple syrup and cinnamon. Mix a little. Add in the other ingredients one by one: cranberry juice, ginger beer, lime juice and garnishes.

In a shaker

Add all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake gently, pour into glasses.

  • Category: Drinks

Keywords: festive dark and stormy