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Dark and Limey

Photo: Daniel Agee
Active time 5 mins
Total time 5 mins

Serves 1 (serving size: 1 cup)

This is a turmeric-laced twist on a Dark and Stormy, the classic dark rum and ginger beer combo. Turmeric abounds with natural medicinal properties. Some studies have found that it may help prevent indigestion, blood clots, and possibly even diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. If you don't have fresh turmeric, substitute 1 teaspoon ground turmeric. Lime boosts the tartness of turmeric to make a delightfully refreshing beverage. Myers's Rum is easy to find, but there are many small-batch dark rums now on the market; you may want to experiment with their subtle nuances.


  • 1 tablespoon grated fresh turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lime rind
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) dark rum
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 3 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup seltzer water
  • Dash of bitters
  • Lime rind strips (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 167
  • fat 0.2 g
  • satfat 0.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.1 g
  • protein 1 g
  • carbohydrate 15 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4 mg
  • sodium 150 mg
  • calcium 13 mg
  • sugars 9 g
  • Est. Added Sugars 8 g

How to Make It

  1. Muddle turmeric, sugar, salt, and lime rind in a cocktail shaker. Add rum, juice, and 3 ice cubes; stir until chilled.

  2. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Add seltzer and bitters; stir. Garnish with lime rind, if desired.