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Posted at 3:00 PM ET, 08/ 6/2009

It's Dark and Stormy on U Street

By Fritz Hahn

On a warm day, there's nothing like a Dark and Stormy: The Bermudan drink hits all the right notes with its mixture of dark, molasses-y rum and jarringly sweet ginger beer, a soft drink with a kick of ginger.

My favorite summer cocktail has been undergoing a renaissance lately; upscale cocktail bars like Bourbon and the W Hotel's P.O.V. have been crafting their own versions with fresh, housemade ginger. They're delicious, but they often highlight the ginger's sharpness over everything else.

To get the kind of Dark and Stormy you'd sip on the beach in the Caribbean, try the Islander Restaurant on U Street, where chef Addie Green makes her own ginger beer, a drink so popular with regulars that it's sold by the pitcher. It's candy-sweet but balanced nicely by the tangy spice. Ask for a Dark and Stormy, and the bartender retreats to the kitchen and returns with a tall glass of ginger beer. A hearty portion of dark rum is then drizzled on top, creating black-and-tan-style layers; you have to mix the ingredients yourself. The result has a nice tang, especially when brightened with a wedge of lime. But watch out: This refreshing thirst-quencher is potent.

-- Fritz

By Fritz Hahn  | August 6, 2009; 3:00 PM ET
Categories:  Bars and Clubs  
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Couldn't find a way to email you Fritz et. al!

Please note that MoMo's does NOT show UFC anymore. The owners keep complaining that they buy it and no one ever shows up (which isnt true considering 3 jiu jitsu and MMA clubs constantly ask for it to be shown) they are just too cheap to pay for it!

Buffalo Billiards, Hooters and Public routinely show UFC with the sound on I might ad. Breadsoda also shows it however with the sound off.

Just wanted you to know

Posted by: vlb1425 | August 6, 2009 5:03 PM | Report abuse

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