Bee Neild from Back Porch Café. Bee Neild has worked at the Back Porch Café for 44 years. His first job there was driving down to the inlet to get fresh fish right from the fisherman as they came back to dock. This was “Farm to Table” long before that term existed. When we asked him for the recipe to his favorite drink, he said he loves them all, but after some prodding, he finally decided to showcase the “Dark and Stormy.” But the measurements here are approximate. Bee said bartenders hesitate to give exact measurements because, “You don’t want to make a strong drink, you don’t want to make a weak drink, you want to make a GOOD drink.”
Dark and Stormy
2 ounces Gosling’s dark rum
Approximately 4 ounces Ginger Beer*
substitute club soda for the rum
*The Back Porch Café makes their own ginger beer by grating a ton of fresh ginger and stewing it with a ton of fresh lime, some yeast and perhaps some other secret ingredients (we couldn’t get the exact recipe out of them). The result can be very spicy. If you have delicate taste buds, ask them to cut the ginger beer with some club soda.