BERMUDA'S NATIONAL DRINK HAS QUITE A BIT IN COMMON WITH HER NATIONAL PARTY DAY
10 May 2010
Imagine a regatta of 14-foot boats, each with 1,000 square feet of sail and six crewmen. It gets better: these crewmen function as moveable - and often disposable - ballast, as the skipper can order (or shove) as many overboard as he deems fit to gain speed!
This outrageous competition has been a key ingredient of the annual Bermuda Day festivities for over 150 years.
As has Gosling's Black Seal Rum.
In fact, Bermuda's Official National Drink is our Dark 'n StormyŽ. A bracing, refreshing mix of two ounces of Black Seal Rum topped with ginger beer (ideally Gosling's Stormy Ginger Beer) over ice with a lime garnish. Simple, but simply delicious. And, a little spicy.
Could be Bermuda's not quite as tame as you thought it was.