Saturday 21 May 2011

It's almost National Bermuda Day !

"So what?", I hear you cry ! Well, Bermuda has more to offer than a mischievous triangle - it's also home to Gosling Rum so that sounded like a great excuse to give you another cocktail recipe ! I also told you yesterday about a fun day out at the farm for all the family. Well, how about topping it off with a fun night out for the grown-ups at a Bermuda Day party ?! Read on for more info - and that cocktail recipe I mentioned.


London wine & spirits merchant James Gosling set out from England with £10,000 of cargo, aboard the chartered clipper Mercury with merchandise bound for the New World - America. The voyage was a difficult one. Ninety-one consecutive days of calm left the crew and passengers in dire straits and the charter of Mercury was fast running out. When they finally made port in Britain’s oldest colony St. Georges, Bermuda, Gosling decided to stay and set up shop on King's Parade, in December 1806. To this day the company remains the oldest surviving business in Bermuda and is still a family concern. The Goslings soon started producing rum which quickly became the nation’s favourite.

The much loved Dark n’ Stormy® cocktail is celebrated every year on National Bermuda Day, 24th May and this year we want to bring some of the Bermudian Spirit to Blighty to have some fun. Originally created by the British Navy in Bermuda over 100 years ago, sailors added local Goslings Black Seal Rum to their own home made ginger beer, to ‘spice’ it up. The drink took its name from the colour of a cloud that only a mad sailor would dare sail under. Today the drink is trademarked and has fans all over the world. The rich, smooth, full-bodied taste of Goslings Black Seal Rum is nuanced with butterscotch, vanilla and caramel, complimented by the ginger beer, it creates an intoxicatingly spicy drink with a bit of a bite. You’ll find it served in bars and restaurants all over the island!

The Dark ‘n Stormy®, Goslings and Family Reserve Rum is becoming a staple on bar menus in the finest of establishments here in the UK including, The Living Rooms, Black House Grills, Las Iguanas and many fine cocktail establishments nationwide.

Creating a Dark ’n’ Stormy is a Breeze

The Dark ‘n Stormy®, is simple to make, yet refreshing to drink so we’re not surprising it’s becoming more and more popular with the British public at home.

Load a tall glass with ice cubes, pour in some ginger beer, add a large measure of Goslings Black Seal Rum and prepare to be refreshed. If you’d like to get creative, run a lime wedge around the glass rim and drop in.

Gosling’s Black Seal and Dark ‘n Stormy are registered trademarks of Gosling’s Export (Bermuda) Limited, Hamilton, Bermuda

National Bermuda Day falls on 24th May but there are Bermuda parties going on all next week - you can find one near you via this website:

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