Sparkling Dark and Stormy Recipe | PBS Food

Sparkling Dark and Stormy

Spending New Year's Eve at home? This festive spin on the classic dark and stormy is a perfect cocktail to share among friends. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: 6 to 8 servings



  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3-inch knob of ginger, peeled and sliced 
  • 8 ounces dark rum 
  • Champagne


  1. In a small saucepan, set over medium heat, add the sugar, water and ginger. Stir until the sugar has dissolved. Turn the heat off and cover; steep for 15 minutes. Strain the syrup, discarding the sliced ginger. 
  2. To a shaker, add a small handful of ice, syrup and dark rum. Shake until cold. Divide amongst 6 coupe glasses and top with a splash of champagne. 
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