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Old 08-06-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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I've experimented with different rums as well and I do agree that Goslings Black Seal is the best. I like lemon rather than lime in my Dark and Stormys. I've also been making Spicy and Stormys, New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum with ginger beer.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:03 PM   #12
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Default Regatta Ginger Beer Rocks!

As a mixologist, I have experimented with a lot of different ginger beers to compliment my signature cocktails. I have discovered Regatta to be the best of the bunch for cocktails or just plain sipping over ice. Try it!
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:05 PM   #13
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Regatta, ok cool I'll look into it - thanks!

Just found a local place that carries Barritt's in bottles so I'm gonna pick up a pack or two tonight. for any Chicagoans it's the Binny's on Clark (but not the one in Lincoln Park).

as for the lemon thing, hmmmm i just don't know about that. really like the lime but if i feel crazy maybe i'll try it.

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just found this review of Regatta, which sounds pretty good but it may not have the intense ginger kick that i love about Fever-Tree and a few others. the best part of this review is that he mentions one i haven't heard of: Fresh Ginger Ginger Ale by Bruce Cost. looks very interesting. just found a boutique market near me that stocks it so i'll have to go check that out tonight too. i think it's gonna be a fun night.
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Old 08-08-2012, 12:43 PM   #14
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as for the lemon thing, hmmmm i just don't know about that. really like the lime but if i feel crazy maybe i'll try it.


About 12 years ago I was working in the cigar business. I was hosting an event with some liquor reps, one of which was Goslings. He was serving Dark n Stormys in cups with the Goslings logo on one side and the Dark n Stormy recipe on the other. That recipe called for lemon, so thats the way I've always made them. I like them with lime as well but like them better with lemon. Maybe its just because I've made them that way for so long.
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Old 08-14-2012, 02:50 PM   #15
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As a mixologist, I have experimented with a lot of different ginger beers to compliment my signature cocktails. I have discovered Regatta to be the best of the bunch for cocktails or just plain sipping over ice. Try it!
How much do you pay for the Regatta? I found here $9 for a six pack of 8oz cans, so very pricey here.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:16 PM   #16
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Default Gosling's is IT!

Just thought I'd update this as I've tried some more, including Barritt's in bottles, Bruce Cost, and Regatta. I even shelled out for some more Fever Tree. And the winner is: Gosling's! Maybe my palate just got used to it since that's mostly what I've used since the summer but I find it the most neutral and the best match for Gosling's Black Seal in a D&S. All the others seem to have some other flavors going on, be it citrus, honey, pineapple, whatever. And every time I go back to the Gosling's it's like "Ahhhhhh yes."

My only beef is I wish it had a bit more of a gingery bite. So short of making my own ginger syrup, which I have done, it's gonna be Goslings' for a quick and yummy D&S. Thanks to all for the fun discussion!
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Old 06-24-2013, 03:50 AM   #17
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I will go with Barrits....
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:17 PM   #18
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Default Bundeberg

I'm a big fan of the Bundaberg as well. Made with cane sugar and not as much ginger "bite" as some of the others. I like to use Coruba and add a float of the Cruzan Blackstrap for a little of the funk that it brings.
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:51 PM   #19
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Its not that difficult to make your own. You can play with the amount of ginger/sugar you want to find what works on your palate or even better, find the perfect balance for your particular choice in rum.
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Old 09-05-2014, 09:50 PM   #20
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If you want more of a ginger bite in your D&S, try adding a little Domain de Canton ginger liqueur. It's truly delicious. It's called a dark and stormier.
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