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Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

For this week’s SundaySupper we needed to select a recipe based on a song, any song we like. Well of course I had to head to my “roots”, New Jersey and one of my all time favorite musicians, Mr. BBRRRRRUUUUUUUUUCE Springsteen. While it is one of his lesser known songs it seems to me it is frequently available in jukeboxes across the country. Thunder Road. It’s a great song, one of my favorites in fact and perfect to sing at the top of your lungs while alone in your car or at one of the previously mentioned establishments across the country.

Listen to the classic version of Thunder Road Here  OR Listen to Thunder Road Here Live from NYC

Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe via @AnAppealingPlan #Cocktails

My mind went right to a cocktail and in keeping with the tone, I selected The Dark and Stormy. Purists claim there is only one rum to use and that the lime juice is not included. Always a rebel…LOL… I selected the rum based on the really cool label and added a good dose of fresh lime juice. I encourage you to make a drink and sit back and listen to a Bruce classic on your porch {or favorite establishment}. If you are ready…” come take my hand, We’re riding out tonight to case the promised land,
Oh-oh Thunder Road oh Thunder Road” Enjoy the drink and the music.

Dark and Stormy Cocktail Recipe #AnAppealingPlan 1



1/4 lime, cut into two thick slices, one for garnish, one to squeeze over the ice (optional)
2 ounces black rum { The Kraken Rum }
4 ounces ginger beer { Reed’s Extra Ginger Beer}


Fill a highball glass with ice. If using lime, squeeze a slice over the ice. Add the dark rum. Add the ginger beer and place a slice of lime on the rim of the glass for a garnish.

Makes one drink.


Be sure to check out all the other amazing offerings from the SundaySupper group all inspired by their favorite music.

Prelude (Beverages):

Calimocho (Red Red Wine Cocktail) from La Cocina de Leslie inspired by Red Red Wine by UB40
Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe from An Appealing Plan inspired by Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen
Horchata from Treats & Trinkets inspired by Horchata by Vampire Weekend
Orange Crush from Magnolia Days inspired by Orange Crush by REM
Pineapple Lemonade Slushy with Coconut Water from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz inspired by Lemon Tree by Peter, Paul & Mary
Strawberry Tequila from Shockingly Delicious inspired by Strawberry Fields Forever by The Beatles

Overture (Appetizers):

Mustard Dill Beer Bread from Curious Cuisiniere inspired by In Heaven There Is No Beer a German Polka

Intermezzo (Entrees & Sides):

Chicken and Bacon Cheddar Waffles from I Run For Wine inspired by Glady’s Knight
Classic Fried Chicken from The Food Army Wife inspired by Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
Margarita Chicken from In The Kitchen With KP inspired by Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffet
Meatball Duet from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Tom Glazer
Pan-Seared Halibut with Corn Hash and Asparagus Puree from Crazy Foodie Stunts inspired by Saturday Night Fish Fry by Louis Jordan
Slow Cooker Sweet and Spicy BBQ Pulled Pork from Neighborfood inspired by Something Like That by Tim McGraw
Spaghetti and Pork Meatballs from Family Foodie inspired by On Top of Spaghetti by Kidsongs
Teriyaki Burger from Juanita’s Cocina inspired by Cheeseburger in Paradise by Jimmy Buffet

Finale (Desserts):

Banana Cream Pie Bars from Peanut Butter and Peppers inspired by Tra La La Song by The Banana Splits
Banana Pancake Ice Cream with Maple Brittle from Foxes Love Lemons inspired by Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson
Cherry Pie from My Cute Bride inspired by Cherry Pie by Warrant
Cherry Marshmallows from Pies and Plots
Chocolate Cappuccino Cream Puffs from Runner’s Tales inspired by Choux Pastry Heart by Corinne Bailey Rae
Chocolate Chip, Walnut and Caramel Banana Bread Ice Cream Sandwich from Ruffles & Truffles inspired by Hollaback Girl by Gwen Stefani
Chocolate Covered Caramels from Big Bear’s Wife inspired by At Last by Etta James
Coconut Rum Blondies from Gotta Get Baked inspired by I’ve Got A Lovely Bunch of Coconuts by Danny Kaye
Easy Blueberry Recipe: Fruit Tart from Growing Up Gabel inspired by Blueberry Hill by Fats Domino
Espresso Nib Ice Cream from Vintage Kitchen Notes inspired by Black Coffee by Ella Fitzgerald
Fancy Watermelon Lime Popsicles from Daily Dish Recipes inspired by Watermelon Crawl by Tracy Byrd
Fresh Peach Pie from Killer Bunnies, Inc. inspired by Sweet Sweet Pie by PWEI
Jammin’ Oatmeal Cookies from What Smells So Good? inspired by Jammin’ by Bob Marley
Many Flavors Whipped Cream from Noshing with the Nolands inspired by Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass
Peach Basil Pie from The Girl In The Little Red Kitchen inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Pina Colada Poke Cake from Cookin’ Mimi inspired by Two Pina Coladas by Garth Brooks
Peach Donuts with Brown Sugar from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks inspired by Peaches by POTUSA
Peach Strudel with Honey Bourbon Frozen Yogurt from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures inspired by My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music & Wild Honey by U2
Rainbow Pops from The Urban Mrs inspired by Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
Salted Ripple Chip No-Churn Ice Cream from Cupcakes & Kale Chips inspired by Ice Cream by Sarah McLachlan
Salted Peanut Swirl Peanut Butter Ice Cream from girlichef inspired by Salt Peanuts by The Quintet
Shall We Dance? Fairy Cakes from The Ninja Baker inspired by Shall We Dance from the Japanese Film
Sugar Crusted Zucchini Bread from That Skinny Chick Can Bake inspired by Sugar, Sugar by the Archies
Tangerine Sorbet from Webicurean inspired by Tangerine Speedo by Caviar
Yeasted Banana Bread from Jane’s Adventures in Dinner inspired by I Like Bread and Butter by The New Beats
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33 Responses to Dark & Stormy Cocktail Recipe { #SundaySupper }

  1. Cindys Recipes and Writings August 7, 2013 at 10:35 PM #

    Krayl I think I’ll have one without an umbrella.

    • An Appealing Plan August 8, 2013 at 3:20 PM #

      Cindy – it is ready and waiting for you. Is it 5 o’clock yet?

  2. Family Foodie August 6, 2013 at 4:32 PM #

    I would just love to sit on the porch with one of these and listen to Bruce Springsteen right now. This sounds so yummy and refreshing!

  3. Nancy @ gottagetbaked August 6, 2013 at 1:46 AM #

    I’m loving the cocktail offerings this week SO.MUCH. This dark ‘n stormy looks mighty refreshing – I’m feeling pretty thirsty right now! It’s almost 11 pm, this would be the perfect drink to lull me to sleep!

    • An Appealing Plan August 6, 2013 at 6:22 PM #

      Dark & Stormy’s are good anytime of day! Glad you are enjoying them.

  4. Sarah | Curious Cuisiniere August 5, 2013 at 8:20 PM #

    I need to find some ginger beer. We love our rum, and this sounds amazing!

  5. DB-The Foodie Stuntman @ Crazy Foodie Stunts August 5, 2013 at 12:41 PM #

    This cocktail sounds refreshing. Similar to a Moscow Mule I published earlier this year. I don’t listen to much Springsteen, but I have a lot of respect for the man. Seems very down-to-earth.

    • An Appealing Plan August 6, 2013 at 6:22 PM #

      Maybe this will change that?? Perhaps??

  6. Amy Kim (@kimchi_mom) August 4, 2013 at 10:20 PM #

    Never had a Dark n Stormy but will have to try soon! Looks and sounds so good!

    • An Appealing Plan August 6, 2013 at 6:23 PM #

      Don’t plan on drying anywhere after drinking one. Best to sit on the porch for a while… Enjoy

  7. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes August 4, 2013 at 7:12 PM #

    Any drink inspired in BS is good for me! We all had such a crush on him in HS, I love that you brought this song back to my mind!

  8. Conni @FoodieArmyWife August 4, 2013 at 2:26 PM #

    YUM! that looks so refreshing 🙂

  9. Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) August 4, 2013 at 2:20 PM #

    Oooh, that is so pirate grog! Love!

  10. Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious August 4, 2013 at 12:21 PM #

    Never heard of a Dark & Stormy, but now I want one!

  11. Anne @ Webicurean August 4, 2013 at 12:13 PM #

    This sounds refreshing–definitely need to try it! BTW the Boss goes with just about everything!

  12. Nicole August 4, 2013 at 11:40 AM #

    Never had this before, but I love how “dark and stormy” it looks. I’m definitely making this soon. I love that it includes ginger beer. Yum!

  13. Heather @girlichef August 4, 2013 at 11:12 AM #

    I love Dark & Stormies…and always add lime juice ;). Fun inspiration, Krayle!

  14. Renee August 4, 2013 at 10:53 AM #

    I haven’t had a Dark & Stormy cocktail yet. Looks like it is one to try soon.

  15. Tara August 4, 2013 at 10:49 AM #

    A new cocktail to try!! I am in love with ginger beer right now too!!

  16. Courtney @ Neighborfood August 4, 2013 at 10:27 AM #

    I think the rebel way sounds better anyway! Delicious!

    • An Appealing Plan August 4, 2013 at 10:38 AM #

      I’ll take lime with almost anything!

    • An Appealing Plan August 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

      Usually is!

  17. Megan @ I Run For Wine August 4, 2013 at 10:24 AM #

    Moscow Mules are currently my favorite beverage. I always have ginger beer on hand so I have to try this!

    • An Appealing Plan August 4, 2013 at 10:40 AM #

      Megan: I love the mugs the Mule comes in though… I bet you could do the Dark and Stormy in there too!

  18. Susan August 4, 2013 at 9:04 AM #

    I LOVE dark and stormy’s! Guess I’ll need to break out my Bruce CD’s while enjoying one and I always add lime to mine. 🙂

  19. Kim@Treats & Trinkets August 4, 2013 at 8:46 AM #

    From one Jersey girl to another, let me just say: BRUUUUUUUUUUUCE!

    I’ll have to make this cocktail for my brother. He’s a giant Springsteen fan.

  20. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers August 4, 2013 at 8:24 AM #

    Wow, a great recipe, I love the name of the drink!

  21. Liz August 4, 2013 at 7:20 AM #

    A new cocktail to sample!!! I’ll listen to some Bruce while sipping 🙂

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