Dark and stormy cocktail in glass
Lighten Up Your Next Dark And Stormy With A Ginger Ale Swap
The dark and stormy cocktail packs strong flavors as it combines dark rum, ginger beer, lime, and bitters, but you can lighten it by swapping the ginger beer with ginger ale.
While ginger beer is a fermented drink with an intense ginger flavor and may or may not be slightly alcoholic, ginger ale is a non-alcoholic soda with a crisp, sweet ginger taste.
Thus, ginger ale will make your dark and stormy milder and less overwhelming, so you can better appreciate its other flavors. You can also opt for ginger ale with added flavors.
Always look for a ginger ale made with real ginger to ensure a crisp and balanced taste that still has some complexity, albeit less intensity.