Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! Another holiday, another cocktail cupcake and this time I was inspired by the Bermudan cocktail Dark and Stormy.
I spent the holiday weekend at one of my summer stomping grounds Newport, Rhode Island. Home to the Newport Bermuda race, the “sailing capital of the world” inspired me to not only drink Dark and Stormies, but also bake with the cocktail ingredients.
A true Dark and Stormy consists of Gosling’s rum and ginger beer garnished with a lime wedge. It is typically served with the ginger beer poured first followed by the black rum gently over the top to create a layered effect, like dark clouds looming over the sea. Unfortunately my drink got a little stirred up during the photo shoot, but it was delicious never the less!
The Dark and Stormy Cupcakes really adapted to the cocktail flavors. The black seal rum brought a nice color to the cake while the ginger beer added plenty of flavor to the frosting. Both the drink and the dessert are the perfect drink for a Dark and Stormy night.
Adapted from Off the Menu.