Fig Dark & Stormy with Rum + Pineapple Salsa

Posted byLori Posted onApril 15, 2021 Comments0

The weekend is so close I can almost taste it… and this week it tastes like rum! 

This rum-based drink boasts rich fig preserves and ginger beer, with tangy lemon to balance the sweetness. This is the perfect drink for an afternoon sipping cocktail.

I’d highly recommend making this with dark rum, as opposed to spiced rum. And there is a difference! Spiced rum has added flavorings. Dark rum is just rum that’s been aged.

Get creative with this one by changing up the fig preserve. I can see raspberry or strawberry preserve suiting this drink quite nicely.

Since rum always makes me think of summer, tiki parties, and beach hangouts, what better thing to partner with a rum cocktail than pineapple salsa?


Paired with our Dark & Stormy’s, we cored a pineapple, filled it with sweet and spicy bits, and thew it all back into the pineapple shell for a fun way to dip and sip. Here’s the recipe we used!

Because it’s been a long week so we’re keeping things short and sweet. Happy cocktail hour! Make your figgy drink and tasty salsa to dip into and enjoy!

Thirsty for more? Check out these other drink + food pairings for your next happy hour:

The Bourbon Gold Rush + Lemon Blackberry Bars

The Cognac Sidecar + Chili Lemon Couscous


Ready to make your own Fig Dark & Stormy?

Fig Dark & Stormy

Sweet, tangy, balanced, refreshing, seductive, delicious. This is one drink to add to your cocktail must-make list. Fruit preserve adds a bit of sweetness but is nicely balanced from the lemon and rum. Highly recommend using dark rum as opposed to spiced rum.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cocktail


  • 2 oz dark rum not spiced rum
  • 1 tbsp fig preserves
  • ½ lemon juiced
  • 3 oz ginger beer
  • ice


  • Place rum, fig preserve, and lemon into a shaker with no ice.
  • Shake to combine then pour into a glass filled with ice.
  • Top with 3 oz ginger beer and enjoy!
Keyword cocktail, happy hour, dark and stormy, fig, rum, dark rum


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