Dark and Stormy

It was a dark and stormy night when we made this how-to-video for you, featuring one of our favorite cocktails, the Dark and Stormy.  The video was part of an assignment in our online how to shoot food videos group that Lenny is leading, and we had to shoot this video with one light, and it could not be natural.  The Dark and Stormy seemed like the perfect subject for the challenge.


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Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is perfect for a Dark and Stormy night.  Black Spiced is a syrupy blackstrap rum that is luscious and sweet like molasses.  Slightly smokey from being aged in charred oak barrels with hints of clove.  This rum is great on its own served over ice as well as mixed with a crisp ginger beer to make a Dark and Stormy.

Recipe:  Dark and Stormy


  • 2 ounces Captain Morgan black spiced rum or your favorite dark rum
  • 4 ounces ginger beer
  • ice
  • lime for garnish

How To:  

  1. Fill a glass with ice.
  2. Pour in the rum, then add the ginger beer.
  3. Squeeze in some lime juice and then garnish.
  4. Serve.
  5. Drink.



  1. I love food videos, but I must say, there’s a lot of the same stuff – overexposed, slow motion (WHO ADDS INGREDIENTS IN SLOW MOTION?), redonkulous music. It’s all getting to be a bit much.

    I love the sound layering your video – the music overtop of real life – it’s so refreshing!! The sound of ice dropping in a cup – gorgeous! The lighting, the raincoat and keys tossed upon the table… I can’t wait to see what you do next!

  2. Richard Chan says:

    Nice vid, I’d read somewhere you need to try to create a layer by slow pouring the beer at an angle with the ice and rum inside. J/tried it, didn’t work ah-so well ah


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