Today’s post is sponsored by Powell & Mahoney and their craft cocktail mixers, in partnership with Mambo Sprouts. I was so excited to try new mixers, as I love trying new cocktails – especially easy ones I can make at home! We are big fans of Dark & Stormy cocktails, so I wanted to share a twist on the traditional cocktail with you.
This also means you can have a high-quality cocktail made at home with Powell & Mahoney!
I made a twist on the traditional Dark & Stormy, since we are using Blood Orange Ginger Beer for this drink.
Orange Dark & Stormy Craft Cocktail
2 oz. Goslings Black Seal Bermuda Black (Dark) Rum
4 oz. Powell & Mahoney Blood Orange Ginger Beer
2 dried star anise pods*
2 small dried ginger pieces*
1 small piece of dried cinnamon*
*I used the Urban Accents Rum Cocktail Infusions kit, but you can find these dried spices anywhere.
1 thinly sliced orange slice
Orange zest for topping (I have an amazing zester from KitchenIQ).
Pour 2 oz. of rum into a cocktail shaker. Put in the dried spices and half an orange. Use the muddler to lightly muddle the spices and orange. Don’t pulverize the spices! Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes before straining. The longest part of this process is letting the dried spices really take ahold in the rum.
Strain the rum using a cocktail strainer over a high-ball glass with ice inside. Pour in 4 oz. of Powell & Mahoney Blood Orange Ginger Beer. Zest orange on top. And of course, enjoy responsibly.
I can’t wait to experiment with this mixer – just thinking about what else I can do with it. Next up is just pairing with whiskey for a turn on an Old Fashioned. You can find this Powell & Mahoney mixer, and their whole line, across the USA at these retailers. Thanks again to the good folks at Mambo Sprouts for allowing me to drink on the job!