Keeping to bad weather/nautical theme, our second cocktail this evening is a Dark ‘n’ Stormy, actually a Safe Harbour as I couldn’t get Gosling’s Black Seal rum and used Lamb’s Navy Dark Rum instead.
The Dark ‘n’ Dtorm is one of very few trademarked cocktails; since 1991 in the US, Gosling brothers have had a trademark on the Dark ‘n’ Stormy so it can only go by this name if made using Gosling’s Black Seal Rum. Bartenders came up with a workaround of calling it a Safe Harbour and using whatever dark rum they wanted (as I have done this evening).
Fill a highball glass with ice.
Add the ginger beer to the glass.
Layer the dark rum on top of the ginger beer and give it a swirl.
Garnish with a lime ledge.
The original Dark 'n' Stormy was made with Gosling Black Seal rum and Barritt's Ginger Beer, but after the partnership between the two failed and the companies parted ways, Gosling Brothers created its own ginger beer.
Gosling Brothers claims that the drink was invented in Bermuda just after World War I.
In the United States, "Dark 'n' Stormy" has been a registered trademark of Gosling Brothers Ltd of Bermuda since 1991. Gosling's markets the drink through tie-ins to the sailing and sail racing community.
Gosling Brothers uses this registration to prohibit US marketing of a drink under the name "Dark 'N Stormy", or a related, confusing name, unless it is made with Gosling Black Seal rum.