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Cooking Channel gets it wrong with ‘Dark & Stormy’ origins

Bermuda’s national drink, the Dark and Stormy, appears to have been poached to the Cayman Islands by the Cooking Channel.

According to popular wisdom, the mudslide is the actual native cocktail of Bermuda’s sister territory in the Caribbean — but the channel’s online version attributes Bermuda’s tipple to a Caymanian recipe for ‘Dark and Stormy Gingerbread’.

The online correspondent writes: “I spend quite a bit of time on Grand Cayman Island drinking Dark and Stormys.

“The locals are so generous with their time and telling tales of the island. This recipe is dedicated to all the home bakers on Grand Cayman.”

The writer goes on to call the Dark and Stormy “my most favourite cocktail”.

The Dark and Stormy, a mix of ginger beer and Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, is trademarked by Gosling’s of Bermuda.

However, the Cooking Channel’s correspondent goes on to flirt with blasphemy, adding: “Sometimes, I switch it up and use bourbon instead of rum. Try it!”

Useful website: www.cookingchanneltv.com.

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Published December 21, 2012 at 8:00 am (Updated December 21, 2012 at 12:15 am)

Cooking Channel gets it wrong with ‘Dark & Stormy’ origins

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