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Dark & Stormy Float Recipe

Total Time:  25 minutes
Yield:  1


  • 1 large lime
  • ½ cup sugar, divided
  • 2 scoops vanilla bean ice cream
  • 2 ounces Gosling's Black Seal rum
  • 3 ounces ginger beer


  • Use a sharp vegetable peeler to remove zest from lime. Scrape bitter white pith from the back of peel with a small paring knife; discard pith. Cut peel into ¼-inch-thick strips 3 inches in length.
  • Combine ¼ cup sugar and ¼ cup water in a saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add peel, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 3 minutes.
  • Strain through a sieve and transfer to a paper-towel lined plate. Separate the pieces of rind and allow to air-dry.
  • Place remaining ¼ cup of sugar and citrus strips in a Ziploc bag; toss well to coat.
  • Scoop ice cream into a large drinking glass. Add rum, then slowly pour ginger beer on top. Finish it off with several slices of candied lime.
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