Thirsty Writer, Libations Marketer
Published in the Oct/Nov 2011 issue of Boston Common magazine –
Mix 104.1 radio host Gregg Daniels guides listeners from the mid-afternoon slump through rush hour and— happily—to happy hour. So it comes as no surprise that when he’s off the air, Daniels kicks back with a cocktail born from island-loving leisure: the Dark and Stormy.
The drink, which originated in Bermuda, is traditionally made with Gosling’s Black Seal rum (the island’s largest export), and it gained popularity with sailors up and down the East Coast who frequented the island on seafaring jaunts. Daniels discovered the spicy dark rum and ginger beer concoction just a year ago, not on sea but on land, amid the grassy knolls of the Deustche Bank Championship PGA golf tournament in Norton. He was smitten at first sip. “I’m all in now,” he says. “It’s the perfect drink year-round.” Its rich rum base, coupled with the heat of ginger and crisp tang of lime make the drink refreshing in summer and warming in a stiff winter wind. Read more…