I like a Dark 'n' Stormy but I only have white rum at half the alcohol content. I do have lemon-lime cordial, but it tastes more like sugar than lemon/lime.

Cocktail Colin says:

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While you might not have the exact ingredients to make a traditional Dark 'n' Stormy, you can create a delightful alternative with what you have. The Rum Collins might be a great choice here. Though it usually calls for fresh lime juice and sugar, you can substitute the lemon-lime cordial for a sweeter kick, matching well with white rum. The refreshing and light nature of the soda water complements the lemon-lime cordial, making it a fantastic summer drink. Plus, with the lower alcohol content, it will still maintain a balanced flavor without overpowering your palate.

Given your ingredients, you might also consider a Spiced Rum and Sprite recipe substitute. While typically made with spiced rum, your lemon-lime cordial with white rum can still create a refreshing and quick-to-make drink. This combination will blend well and give you a fizzy, citrusy sweet experience, perfect for casual sipping.

Whatever you choose, both options offer a delightful way to make use of what you have on hand while delivering a flavorful and refreshing experience. Cheers!

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You asked: Alternatives to Dark 'n' Stormy with white rum and lemon-lime cordial. We found 10 cocktails answering the question.

Dark 'n' Stormy

The Dark 'n' Stormy is a classic cocktail that originated in Bermuda in the early 1900s. It has a bold...

Dark rum (60ml), Ginger Beer (100ml), Lime (1)

3 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Rum Collins

The Rum Collins is a refreshing and classic cocktail that is perfect for a hot summer day. It has a...

Lime (1), White rum (60ml), Soda water (Top up), Sugar (Teaspoon)

4 ingredients
4.7 / 5

Sweet Captain

For when you're out of Gosling's Black Seal, or when you feel that your variation of Dark'n'Stormy is missing just...

Grenadine (15ml), Black rum (45ml), Ginger Beer (120ml)

3 ingredients
3.98 / 5

Jamaican Orange

While trekking through the jungles of Jamaica, searching for the elusive caper berry MJ came across a mythical fruit hanging...

Lemonade (90ml), Orange (Half ), Spiced rum (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.97 / 5

Rum Fix

The Rum Fix is a citrus-forward cocktail that combines the clear, smooth essence of white rum with the tartness of...

White rum (30ml), Lemon Juice (120ml), Blue Curaçao (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.93 / 5

Rum Crusta

The Rum Crusta is a cocktail with a rich, dark complexity, served in the tradition of a classic Crusta with...

Lemon Juice (15ml), Dark rum (150ml), Angostura Bitters (Dash)

3 ingredients
3.81 / 5

Spiced Rum And Sprite

The Spiced Rum and Sprite cocktail is a straightforward and refreshing beverage that elegantly combines the warmth and complexity of...

Lemon-Lime soda (Top up), Spiced rum (60ml)

2 ingredients
3.74 / 5

Dark Mojito

The Dark Mojito is a twist on the classic Mojito cocktail that trades the traditional light rum for the deeper...

Lime juice (15ml), Mint Leaves (4), Lemonade (30ml), Sugar (2 teaspoons), Jamaican rum (30ml)

5 ingredients
3.71 / 5

Captain Kidd

"I usually drink Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer. One night at home I put some ice in a short glass,...

Dark rum (30ml), Ginger Beer (150ml), Drambuie (30ml)

3 ingredients
3.52 / 5

Dark Tunnel

Dark Tunnel is a refreshing and complex cocktail that combines the sweetness of cola, the sharpness of lime, and the...

Cola (Top up), White rum (30ml), Lime (22.5ml), Lager (90ml)

4 ingredients
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We've collated some quick fire Q&A's on the question to help you find exactly what you're looking for.

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What can I use as a substitute for dark rum in a cocktail?

White rum can often be used as a substitute for dark rum in cocktails, though it will impart a lighter flavor. You can also consider adding a touch of molasses or a dark sugar syrup to mimic the depth of dark rum.

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Can I use lemon-lime cordial in cocktails?

Yes, lemon-lime cordial can be used in cocktails, though it's typically sweeter than fresh lemon or lime juice. It's great for adding a quick citrusy sweetness to drinks.

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What are some cocktails I can make with white rum?

White rum is versatile and can be used in many cocktails like Mojitos, Daiquiris, and Rum Collins. It pairs well with citrus juices and soda water for refreshing drinks.

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How can I reduce the sweetness of lemon-lime cordial in my cocktail?

To reduce the sweetness, you can add more fresh citrus juice or a splash of soda water. Balancing it with more bitter or tart ingredients like lime or tonic water can also help.

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What is a good summer cocktail with white rum?

A Rum Collins is an excellent summer cocktail made with white rum, lime juice, sugar, and soda water. It's light, refreshing, and easy to make.

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