Dark 'N' Stormy
The Dark and Stormy hails from Bermuda, where it is always prepared with the dark-as-tar local rum, Gosling's Black Seal. Should you choose to go with another brand, please know that (a) it better be a rum that can hold its own against a hefty ginger punch and (b) the Gosling’s people are gonna get mad if you call it a Dark and Stormy. In the early 1990s, Gosling’s took the highly unusual step of trademarking the Dark and Stormy, stipulating the drink can only be made with Gosling’s Black Seal. Lest you think them petty, E. Malcolm Gosling Jr. told The New York Times a few years ago, “We defend that trademark vigorously, which is a very time-consuming and expensive thing. That’s a valuable asset that we need to protect.” See? That’s not petty, it’s delusional.