Ginger Beer…perfect match for a dark RUM!

Hola Amig@s! Last weekend  we did a Ginger Beer and Dark RUM tasting…

So what is Ginger Beer?
Ginger beer is a naturally sweetened and carbonated, usually non-alcoholic beverage. It is produced by the natural fermentation of prepared ginger spice, yeast and sugar.

The ginger beer soft drink can be mixed with dark rum to make a drink, originally from Bermuda, called a Dark ‘N’ Stormy (copyright Goslings Rum).

It is also the main ingredient in the Moscow Mule cocktail (ginger ale is used as an alternative). Ginger Beer mixed with beer (usually an ale) can be used to make  shandy.

Here it is what we did and what found…

Ginger Beers used…


PROCESS (we repeated steps 1 to 3 below, for EACH Ginger Beer in the photos above)

  1. We mixed 1 part Dark RUM to two parts Ginger Beer…and had a few sips…
  2. Then we added Lime…and had a few MORE sips…
  3. Then we added Bitters…and had even a few MORE sips…
  4. Had a full drink of 2 parts RUM and 4 parts Ginger Beer with our favorite Ginger Beer…
  5. We had to stop…we were feeling really happy after this!!!


We liked all the Ginger Beers tasted, they can be quite different…our top 2 based on our personal taste were Old Jamaica (spicy – Jamaica),  and Bundaberg (sweet – Australia). Then is was a tie between Fentiman’s Ginger Beer (Great Britain), and Fever-Tree Ginger Beer (Great Britain), both pretty mild but enjoyable Ginger Beers.

Other Ginger Beers we have had in the past and we liked are Barritt’s Ginger Beer (Bermuda), Goslings Ginger Beer (Bermuda) and Goya Ginger Beer (Spiciest! – Jamaican Style).

Some Ginger Beer brands, available here in Florida:

Please drink responsibly…SALUD! – Capt Tony

For a second opinion and also an in-depth review of 27 Ginger Beers please visit Summer Fruit Cup’s web site at:

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