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The Dark 'N Stormy was invented in a ginger beer factory run by the Royal Naval Officer's Club sometime after WWI. These sailors discovered that adding a splash of Gosling's Black Seal Rum made their ginger beer taste better, commenting that the drink was the color of a cloud. Touted as one of the national drinks of Bermuda, this cocktail is a favorite go-to for sailors everywhere.
While it's technically illegal to make a Dark 'N Stormy with any rum besides Goslings due to trademarks, you can supplement other dark or spiced rums in a pinch. For an interesting twist, add a few drops of Angostura Bitters — but don't forget the lime!