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dark n stormys

appolonia Jun 29, 2009 11:55 PM

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!

  1. h
    Hank Stamper Jul 2, 2009 09:27 AM

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

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      Brooklyn Hound Jul 1, 2009 04:56 PM

      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
        pitu Jul 2, 2009 10:35 AM

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

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        jennitrixie Jun 30, 2009 06:12 AM

        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.

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