Powell & Mahoney Blood Orange Ginger Beer Orange Dark & Stormy Cocktail

Today’s post is sponsored by Powell & Mahoney and their craft cocktail mixers, in partnership with Mambo Sprouts. I was so excited to try new mixers, as I love trying new cocktails – especially easy ones I can make at home! We are big fans of Dark & Stormy cocktails, so I wanted to share a twist on the traditional cocktail with you.

Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixer
Powell & Mahoney products are award-winning, and crafted using natural ingredients. But what does that really mean? It means they use cane sugar and agave nectar to sweeten, and fruits and berries to achieve their flavor and coloring. They don’t use preservatives, artificial flavors, dyes, or high-fructose corn syrup. Their products are free from the major allergens, except soy in several of their bloody mary mixers. And yes, of course these mixes are gluten-free – which is why I’m so excited about them! Or maybe that’s the Dark & Stormy talking…

This also means you can have a high-quality cocktail made at home with Powell & Mahoney!


I made a twist on the traditional Dark & Stormy, since we are using Blood Orange Ginger Beer for this drink.

Orange Dark & Stormy Craft Cocktail

2 oz. Goslings Black Seal Bermuda Black (Dark) Rum
4 oz. Powell & Mahoney Blood Orange Ginger Beer
2 dried star anise pods*
2 small dried ginger pieces*
1 small piece of dried cinnamon*
*I used the Urban Accents Rum Cocktail Infusions kit, but you can find these dried spices anywhere.
1 thinly sliced orange slice
Orange zest for topping (I have an amazing zester from KitchenIQ).

What cocktail equipment do you need* (to make you look cool)?
High ball glass
Mold for round ice cube (I use Tovolo)
Cocktail shaker/mixer with strainer
Zester (I use KitchenIQ)

Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixes with spices

Pour 2 oz. of rum into a cocktail shaker. Put in the dried spices and half an orange. Use the muddler to lightly muddle the spices and orange. Don’t pulverize the spices! Allow the mixture to sit for about 10 minutes before straining. The longest part of this process is letting the dried spices really take ahold in the rum.

Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixes

Strain the rum using a cocktail strainer over a high-ball glass with ice inside. Pour in 4 oz. of Powell & Mahoney Blood Orange Ginger Beer. Zest orange on top. And of course, enjoy responsibly.

Powell & Mahoney Craft Cocktail Mixes

I can’t wait to experiment with this mixer – just thinking about what else I can do with it. Next up is just pairing with whiskey for a turn on an Old Fashioned. You can find this Powell & Mahoney mixer, and their whole line, across the USA at these retailers. Thanks again to the good folks at Mambo Sprouts for allowing me to drink on the job!

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Comments: 5

  1. Mambo Sprouts December 19, 2017 at 8:11 am Reply

    We love a good Dark and Stormy drink with #POWELLANDMAHONEY !

  2. Linda December 19, 2017 at 8:12 am Reply

    I haven’t tried ginger beer yet. I have heard a lot about it but I will have to check out the Blood Orange Ginger Beer.

  3. Laura Evers December 30, 2017 at 10:52 am Reply

    I’m so nervous trying grain-based alcohols. But I really miss being able to sit with friends over mixed drinks….have you been able to find rum, gin, and whiskey safe enough to drink??

    • Erica Dermer December 30, 2017 at 3:48 pm Reply

      Distilled liquor is naturally gluten free, however you can call manufacturers to verify that they do not add any gluten into the process after distillation.

  4. Abbey January 9, 2018 at 9:35 am Reply

    This looks great!

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