Each week in The Daily Shot, we have ourselves a drink that we think you should try, too.
The drink: Dark & Stormy Float
The bar: The Redhead, 349 East 13th Street
The price: $9
The ingredients: Cherry ice cream, ginger beer, Gosling’s rum.
The buzz: Saddle up your sweet tooth, Sally. This is a rich, creamy dessert and a powerhouse cocktail in one. It recalls the old soda shop with its poodle skirts and letter sweaters, but with the added zing of ginger beer and, of course, the molasses notes of dark rum. Remember that movie where the black-and-white 1950s get colorized as people discover sex and civil rights? Well, this is your root beer float gone to college. Now, if only more cocktails came with a cookie garnish instead of a lime wheel.
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This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 22, 2010