The Global Warming: A High Proof Dark & Stormy

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The Global Warming Cocktail

The Global Warming Cocktail. A super high proof Dark and Stormy made for #NationalRumDay. Sponsored by


Yup. We’re all doomed. The world is getting warmer, the ice caps are melting, and Donald Trump seems to be trying to instigate global thermo nuclear war with North Korea. I don’t know about you guys, but this shit really has me worried! Well, some things may seem out of my hands but at least I have two things: an outlet in which I can create, and a fuckton of booze.


That’s right, today is National Rum Day (hopefully not the last one), and we’re gonna celebrate the day with a Dark and Stormy. Not just any Dark and Stormy, however, this is a very high proof one made with 101 proof spiced rum and alcoholic ginger beer. I’m calling it the Global Warming because, as most of us know (and more should), the effect of the world getting warmer causes storms to intensify. Scientists agree that Superstorm Sandy, along with the frequency of much stronger storms, were a result Climate Change.

A Global Warming Cocktail is a hardcore Dark and Stormy, a superstormy, if you will, that is 62 proof (I did the math).

Where Do I Even Get These Things?

That’s a good question. Sometimes I find it a pain in the ass to find the specific booze I need for a recipe and now that I’ve been introduced to, I don’t have to hunt for specific ingredients again. Drizly is a fully stocked booze by mail service. You put your order through on the site, they send it on to a local affiliated liquor store, and then the store sends it out. Two days later, Brown Santa (in my case FedEx) delivers it right to your door.

OK. A quick note about FedEx. They’re the fucking worst! This is day 3 of me having to sit around and wait for the delivery man. On day one their tracker said it would be delivered by the end of the day. Nothing came and that was a Friday. Day 2 (Monday), the tracker said delivery was expected for Friday. Nothing showed up. So, I contacted Drizly and they had to contact FedEx who magically found the box in a warehouse somewhere. I shouldn’t have to upend my life to wait for a package FedEx. Seriously, I had to cancel a date because of you assholes.</rant>

Anyway, Drizly’s selection is pretty great and I’ve used it before for non-blogging purposes. In fact, I bought my dad this premixed Boulevardier Cocktail for Father’s Day and It’s pretty damn good, if I do say so myself.

Storm’s Comin’

Yes! Batten down the hatches, board up the windows, and bring in your pets. We’re gonna weather the storm.

Now, a Dark and Stormy is a simple cocktail. Just add ice to a highball glass. Pour 4 ounces of rum over the ice and top with ginger beer. This drink is pretty much the same recipe except for two substitutions:

Admiral Nelson's 101 Proof Spiced Rum

Instead of rum, we’ll be using Admiral Nelson’s 101 Proof Spiced Rum

Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer

Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer

To Make a Climate Change, simply add ice to a highball glass. Add 4 ounces of alcoholic ginger beer and then top with spiced rum. Garnish the glass with a lime wedge and enjoy the oncoming storm. 

Also you’re probably going to have one hell of a hangover. Check out this list of hangover cures.


This recipe requires a little something special.  Here’s a list of what you will need:

Things may seem bleak now but it’s not all hopeless. Find out what you can do about Climate Change:



The Global Warming

Because Global Warming makes storms more intense, this is an intensified dark and stormy
Total Time 1 minute
Servings 1
Author Matthew Cetta


  • 4 Ounces High Proof 100 or more Spiced Rum
  • 4 Ounces Alcoholic Ginger Beer
  • Lime Wheel
  • Ice


  1. Fill a highball with ice. Pour in 4 ounces of alcoholic ginger beer and top with 4 ounces of high proof spiced rum.
  2. Garnish with a lime wheel.

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One comment

  1. Hah, I’ve been using hard sodas and seltzers for amping up the booze content of my drinks… makes sense in this crazy climate we’re in unfortunately.

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