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Oct 1, 2008 10:51 AM

Food with Dark & Stormy?

A good friend is kindly removing an air conditioner for me on Friday - I've promised to make Dark & Stormy's and I'm looking for suggestions of some light food to go along with them.

Maybe something caribean in flavor?

I'v got the Goslings, Fenitmens Ginger Beer and limes all ready!


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  1. The ginger pairs well with chinese and other SE asian foods.

      1. guacamole and coconut fried shrimp

        1. Jerk chicken!

          That said, I had one in the same vicinity as a fried okra appetizer last weekend. Wasn't thinking of the pairing, but I enjoyed both.

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          1. re: ted

            I completely agree! Jerk chicken is amazing with a Dark & Stormy!

          2. Sorry I can't offer a rec. of what food to eat w Dark and Stormy's. Actually, when I'm drinking them I'm usually just concentrating on the liquid refreshments. In any case, I have a question about ginger beer. Lately here in northeast Ohio I haven't been able to find ginger beer. None of the local grocery stores carry it anymore nor does the local liquor store that used to be my back up. He tells me the distributor has stopped carrying the stuff. Do you or anyone else have a clue as to what gives here?

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            1. re: Jambalaya

              maybe you can make a substitute using Canton ginger liqueur?

              1. re: Jambalaya

                Try health food stores. For whatever reason, ginger beer is a regular offering at pretty much all of them around here. Failing that, you can always find it online.

                1. re: JK Grence the Cosmic Jester

                  Thanks to all of the great food suggestions! I really love the idea of coconut shrimp and jerk chicken. Spicy Conch stew sounds great but I think the conch would be hard to locate.

                  I've had a hard time finding ginger beer in NY as well. Fentimmens is quite good (but stupidly expensive) and tends to be carried near/with microbrew beers. I've found it at Dean & Deluca as well as a deli in Astoria that carries a big microbrew selection.

                  Whole Foods or Wild by Nature would probably carry a selection as well. Stewarts makes a really spicy ginger beer that I haven't been able to find lately. I've found a brand called Regatta that is very good at random higher end grocery stores but not on any regular basis.

                  I've heard that Goya made a good ginger beer but I'm not sure if they still do.

                2. re: Jambalaya

         has Barritt's Ginger Beer (the original dark and stormy ingredient along with the gosling's rum) available.

                  1. re: lgphil

                    I know Barritt's is the brand if you want to keep it pure, but I prefer Regatta. The taste is cleaner and they use cane sugar, not HFCS.

                    1. re: RI Swampyankee

                      Sounds good. Where can you get it?

                      I've never been able to get Barritt's reliably here, so would love to learn of a better, more reliable source.

                      1. re: RI Swampyankee

                        I get mine at People's Warehouse Liquors in Warwick.