Dark and stormy float is an adult version of the classic ginger beer float. Use your favourite dairy free ice cream to make this top 8 free!
Dark and Stormy is one of the only mixed drinks I will have at a bar, the other is Jameson and ginger, pretty much the same thing just different booze. I used to be a huge mojito girl, but once I learned about the state of cleanliness (or lack thereof) behind a bar, I was immediately turned off from any mulled or shaken drinks. The last thing I want is to have a reaction due to cross-contact in a cocktail.
At most bars, there are generally only one or two bartenders, who don’t have time to clean everything between orders. Seriously, the number of times I’ve seen a shot glass not get cleaned between pours makes me so nervous that I have convinced myself I am a wine or beer girl. I’m just not “wild enough to be into spirits,” but what’s hiding behind that statement is I am not a risk taker and would rather feel safe drinking a glass of wine rather than a tequila sunrise or Cosmo.
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Dark and Stormy Float
When I was in Australia, I drank a lot of ginger beer. One day a waitress asked if I’ve ever had a spider. What’s a spider? A ginger beer float of course! I hadn’t had a ginger beer float in years and made a mental note to make one when the next opportunity arose. So, when I saw my favourite Australian ginger beer at the grocery store last week, it was destiny. And then I thought I could do one better! Let’s make it adult friendly by adding rum and a squeeze of lime. Oh hello!
A dark and stormy float is the perfect treat for a warm Saturday afternoon when you are ready to kick back and enjoy the weekend vibes. Plus it is super versatile and can be made with your regular old vanilla ice cream, your favourite dairy free ice cream, or if you are serving this to impress, might I suggest making no churn dairy free honey vanilla ice cream from Flippin Delish.
Whatever ice cream you choose, cheers!