Ancho-Vanilla Dark & Stormy

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Dark and Stormies have taken the cocktail world by storm, which ironically has made them… kind of boring. Aaron decided push the boundaries of flavor by enhancing the naturally present flavors with aroma and spice.  Ancho, vanilla, ginger, citrus are all “rum-like” flavors which turn the volume WAY up on the rum while still maintaining the spirit/mixer ratio and the lactic acid adds another level of complexity without diluting the integrity of the drink.  All drinks need at least a hint of acidity for balance and lactic acid is a softer, creamier acid than most.



  • Beaker
  • Bar Spoon
  • Cocktail Strainer
  • Fine Mesh Strainer
  • Collins Glass


Active Time: 5 Minutes

Total Time: 5 Minutes


1 Cocktail

  • Mix Cocktail

    In a beaker place 4-5 ice cubes, dark rum, ancho reyes, lime juice, lactic acid, and Alice and The Magician Warm Ginger Elixir.

    Use a bar spoon to stir the drink until the cocktail has chilled, about 10 seconds.

  • Pour in Glass

    In a collins glass place 8-10 ice cubes or as many as it takes to fill the glass about 1 inch from the top.

    Cover the beaker with a cocktail strainer and pour the cocktail through a fine mesh strainer into the collins glass. The Second strainer will prevent ant ice shards from further diluting the drink.

    Place the bar spoon in the glass and pour the ginger beer down the neck of the bar spoon. This technique prevents the ginger beer from losing its carbonation.

  • Mist and Garnish

    Mist the top of the glass with Alice & The Magician Perfect Ginger Aromatic spray.

    Garnish the top of the drink with a pinch of lime zest and serve.

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