Minnie Dalton's Dark n' Shrubby March 13, 2015 13:19

Our Resident Bartender Minnie has the perfect ticket for these blamy temperatures as we approach warmer months. She's crafted a riff on an old standard with our Blood Orange Ginger Shrub, Root Sellar's Pedal Hard Ginger Beer, and rum that's the perfect spin on a classic. Her Dark n' Shrubby will have you on island time, in no time flat- keep reading for the full recipe!

Dark n' Shrubby

One of my favorite things to do when creating new cocktail recipes is to take a classic and just do an ever-so-slight variation on it, so when I was thinking up a recipe that included the Blood Orange Ginger Shrub I immediately thought of the Dark ’N’ Stormy!

The simple addition of the Kansas City Canning Co. shrub takes this already delicious cocktail to the next level! The sweetness of the dark rum balances out the spiciness of the ginger in this drink.

I also used Root Sellers Pedal Hard Ginger Beer, which is a local beer that’s brewed in Weston, MO (5.3 % Alc./Vol.), but if you can’t find it, don't worry since regular ol’ ginger beer will be just as tasty!

1.5 ounces Kansas City Canning Co. Blood Orange Ginger Shrub
4 ounces Root Sellers Pedal Hard Ginger Beer
2 ounces Goslings Dark Seal Rum


In a tall glass filled with ice, pour in the shrub. Then slowly pour in the ginger beer. Then very slowly pour the dark rum on top of the ginger beer. Garnish with a wedge of lime. Cheers!

Kansas City Canning Co.'s Resident Bartender Minnie Dalton is an up-and-coming bartender in Kansas City committed to the art, craft and curation of cocktails. Born and raised in the Paris of the Plains, she has a great love for all things Kansas City, supporting and using local products when crafting new recipes. She is credentialed with active BarSmarts certification, liquor licensure, and is a proud member of the United States Bartenders' Guild (USBG) Kansas City Chapter.