Blackberry Dark & Stormy Cocktail

blackberry dark and stormy
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This Blackberry Dark & Stormy cocktail has just 4 simple ingredients: dark rum, blackberries, lime juice and ginger beer, but it’s as complex as its name implies.

This cocktail is so good, there’s pretty much no way you’ll get away with only drinking one. You’ll love the Classic Dark n’ Stormy Cocktail as well.

blackberry dark and stormy

The first time I made this recipe, I was having some girlfriends over and we wanted to try something new. Blackberries were in season in Oregon, so I had a bunch sitting in a bowl on my counter, just beckoning for me to turn them into something delicious.

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I didn’t want to fuss with mixing up a simple syrup with the blackberries (which you can certainly do if you have the time), so I just tossed them into my cocktail shaker and muddled them with my favorite agave syrup.

blackberry dark and stormy

The outcome was amazing. I ended up making a pitcher full of this cocktail that night and we drank every last drop.

It’s now my favorite cocktail and I make it regularly to sip on the back patio after work.

blackberry dark and stormy

Dark & Stormy Variations

The fun part about this cocktail is that it keeps on giving. You can actually make this cocktail with any berry you want. Try these variations:

  • Raspberry & Mint
  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Peach

Like this cocktail? Here are even more for you to try!

  • Classic Mojito
  • Raspberry Gin Fizz

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blackberry dark and stormy
Yield: 1 Serving

Blackberry Dark & Stormy

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This Blackberry Dark & Stormy cocktail has just 4 simple ingredients: dark rum, blackberries, lime juice and ginger beer, but it's as complex as its name implies.


  • 10-15 fresh blackberries
  • 1 oz lime juice
  • 1 shot dark rum
  • 3 oz ginger beer


    Place the blackberries in a cocktail shaker and muddle well. Add the freshly squeezed lime juice and rum and shake well to combine.
    Add ice to the cocktail glass.
    Pour the cocktail over a fine mesh strainer into the glass.
    Top with ginger beer.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 193Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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