Thanksgiving Eve Dark & Stormy

Bursting with cozy fall vibes and iconic autumnal flavors, this Dark & Stormy riff is the perfect cocktail for Thanksgiving. It unites two types of rum, warming spices, zippy ginger beer, sweet pomegranate, and fragrant thyme for a celebration-worthy sip.


  • Few large ice cubes
  • Small handful of pomegranate arils
  • Couple sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 3-4 oz ginger beer
  • 1.5 oz amber-colored spiced rum
  • 0.25 oz pomegranate juice
  • 1 oz dark rum


  1. Add a few big ice cubes to a tall, narrow serving glass. This needs to be done first so as not to disturb your layers!
  2. Add a small handful of pomegranate arils and a sprig or two of thyme.
  3. Pour ginger beer into the bottom of the glass, occupying about half of the space, although it will depend on the size and style of your glass.
  4. In a separate vessel, combine the amber spiced rum with a dash of pomegranate juice and mix well.
  5. Very gently, float the pomegranate-rum mixture over the ginger beer.
  6. Finally, and again very gently, float the dark rum over the top of the pomegranate layer.
  7. Savor your creation, and watch in delight as the pomegranate arils dance around and the various layers evolve over time!