Tamarind Dark and Stormy

Beat the Heat With a Tamarind Dark and Stormy

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.

Tamarind Dark and Stormy

Tamarind Dark and Stormy

Tamarind Dark and Stormy

Ingredients

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

Directions

  1. In a collins or a double old-fashioned glass, combine the rum, ginger beer, lime juice, and tamarind vinegar.
  2. Fill the glass with ice cubes, and stir. Adjust proportions if necessary to balance sweet, spicy, and sour flavors.
  3. Garnish with a lime wheel.

Makes 1 cocktail.

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