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Jul 27, 2010 09:49 AM

Dark 'n' Stormy Recommendations?

Hello! I am trying to find the best Dark 'n' Stormy cocktails in the area - any suggestions?

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  1. Smuggler's Cove specialized in rum, so I would think that would be a good place to start.

    Smuggler's Cove
    650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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    1. re: mrs bacon

      Yes yes yes on Smuggler's Cove. Best Dark n' Stormies I've had in the City. Very cool place too. Just be sure to plan your visit for a weeknight or go early on a Friday or Sat. It's a super popular, but small joint, and it fills up fast.

      Smuggler's Cove
      650 Gough St, San Francisco, CA 94102

    2. It's not so much a cocktail as a simple mixed drink. Mini Bar on Divisadero has good quality ginger beer and rum, and makes a fine dark n stormy. Your experience may be improved by waiting for some warmer weather, though.

      Mini Bar Sf
      837 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA

      1. Why did you post this on 9 area boards? Travel a lot?

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        1. re: chefj

          Whiskey drummer for Gosling's Black Seal rum an ingredient suggested in several on line recipes including Rachel Ray's.

          1. re: wolfe

            I believe that the first recipe I ever saw for it called for Pusser's rum and I think they were laying claim to the "original".

            1. re: wolfe

              Or maybe for the ginger beer companies like fentamen's or bundaberg. I think I had a choice of Reed's or Bundaberg for my dark and stormy at Mini Bar. I think Goslings Black Seal is in pretty wide distribution--I've never had trouble finding it.

              1. re: SteveG

                I do not like either of those ginger beers. I still use Cock and Bull (even with my hate for HFcorn syrup) I sure that you can find the Goslings Black Seal almost anywhere, I was just saying that the first Dark and Stormy I ever had was made with Pusser's and that they sounded like they laid claime to it's invention.

              2. re: wolfe

                Well you get the idea. Whatever company it generates buzz for free in multiple areas as chefj noted.

            2. Farmer Brown's is worth a try.

              Farmer Brown
              25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102