Even casual readers of Bermuda Shorts know my affinity for Dark n Stormys. As I noted in my Best of Bermuda roundup in March, you can order the potent mix of Gosling’s Black Seal rum and spicy ginger beer at any Bermuda bar and beyond it’s island-wide availability, Bermuda’s national cocktail is just hands-down delicious. (Heck, I might catch a JetBlue flight to Boston Logan so I can enjoy one at Fenway Park. Haven't you heard? Gosling's is the official rum of the Boston Red Sox). That’s why I was so excited to stumble upon this recipe for Dark n Stormy cupcakes on Coconut & Lime, a blog run by foodie and cookbook author Rachel Rappaport that’s dedicated to all things delicious (no, that's not a picture of the cupcake in question, but it's close). Not only does her recipe call for ginger beer and Gosling’s rum—a no-brainer for any DnS concoction—but the pièce de résistance lies in the addition of ground roasted ginger and Dark n Stormy frosting made with, you guessed it, more rum and more ginger. Simply brilliant! Of course, I still haven’t tried them but based upon the ingredients alone, you can consider me hooked.
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