The name of this drink brings to mind typhoons and shipwrecks. Drink too many and your head may feel like it took the same kind of beating the next day.
This is another drink that a good friend (who happens to be a bartender) taught me. The ingredients are a little hard to come by, but the result is just heaven in a glass. That is, if you like ginger.
A few notes. Do not go cheap on the ginger beer. I like Reeds. The best place to find it is a health or fancy grocery store like Whole Foods. Do not substitute with cheap ginger ale either (Canada Dry and others), this drink needs a strong ginger kick. When it comes to black strap rum there are a couple on the market, Cruzan is the cheapest that still tastes good. Aside from this drink, there is nothing that black strap rum tastes works in.
The Dark and Stormy
Black strap rum
Fill a tall glass with ice. Fill glass half way with rum. Top with ginger beer. Mix and enjoy.