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Jun 29, 2009 11:55 PM

dark n stormys

i'd love to make this classic summer cocktail up at the lakehouse this weekend. astor has the goslings, but wither barritt's ginger beer? anyone know of a seller in brooklyn or manhattan, or perhaps a different suggestion? i'm not crazy about the widely available reeds brand.

much appreciated!

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  1. Two for the Pot, on Clinton St. near Atlantic Ave. in Brooklyn Heights sells Idris brand ginger beer. It's nice and nose-tickling and it's what we use for our dark & stormy.

    The shop also has an interesting selection of coffees, teas, chocolate bars, spice blends, and British sundries.

    1. I've become hooked on the Buttermilk Channel variation on a Dark and Stormy. They add a touch of pomegranate juice and squeeze of lemon (I know that's heresy) and it's delicious. Give it a try.

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      1. re: Brooklyn Hound

        Sheep Station has a good ginger beer for their Dark n Stormys . . . def not Reeds, but I forget which . . .

      2. You are right - Reeds is terrible but Stewart's makes a good one.