This cocktail works well in winter, as citrus fruits are at their best and the pepper gives the drink a warming kick. The vitamin C from the grapefruit should also help boost our immune system when coughs and colds are rife.
The Dark and Stormy cocktail is simple, with only three ingredients, but getting the right measures of each is crucial.
A popular cocktail using dark rum, which is key to the Dark and Stormy’s rich flavour and deep colour. Using ginger beer (not ginger ale) gives the cocktail its intense ginger flavour; you want it to be brewed and fermented but non-alcoholic.
Make sure the lime juice is freshly squeezed - avoid bottled lime juice as they often have added preservatives and other chemicals and lack the freshness of squeezed juice.
The Pilgrim is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail that uses a fairly unusual ingredient, pimento liqueur. This is a traditional Jamaican liqueur that resembles the powdered allspice, that is widely used in cakes and desserts. Often drunk as an aperitif, the Pilgrim is an interesting drink that really isn’t like anything else.