How To Make A Dark And Stormy Margarita

This margarita and Dark and Stormy mash-up from Joe Campanale is the opposite of gray

Mixologist Joe Campanale takes the tequila from a margarita and combines it with spicy ginger beer from a Dark and Stormy in this one-of-a-kind cocktail. The contrast in colors between the amaro and tequila base produces a distinct layering effect that makes for a showstopping drink.

"I love ginger beer and will come up with practically any excuse to use it-the spice plays well with the tequila," Campanale says. He recommends Fever-Tree brand, which is made with a blend of three gingers from Nigeria, Cochin and the Ivory Coast.

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Recipe adapted from Joe Campanale, dell'anima, L'Artusi, Anfora and L'Apicio, New York, NY

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This margarita and dark-and-stormy mash-up from Joe Campanale packs a serious punch with tequila, ginger beer and two kinds of bitters
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Total time: 5 minutes
  • 2 ounces silver tequila, preferably Astral tequila
  • ¾ ounce Amaro Montenegro
  • ½ ounce fresh lime juice
  • 2 dashes orange bitters
  • Ice
  • Ginger beer, preferably Fever-Tree, to top
  • Angostura bitters, for garnish
  1. In a cocktail shaker, combine the tequila, amaro, lime juice and orange bitters. Add ice and shake vigorously for 20 seconds. Strain into a chilled Collins glass filled with ice. Top with the ginger beer and several dashes of Angostura bitters. And serve.
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