In our rare moments of downtime here at DRIVEN HQ, we devote considerable attention to crafting cocktails.

One of our longstanding obsessions is perfecting the Dark and Stormy, a WASP-y classic that we first tasted in the hallowed bar of the New York Yacht Club in Newport many summers ago.

Of course, you can use nothing but Gosling’s Black Seal Rum from Bermuda. That’s a given.

From there, the fine points are somewhat open to interpretation.

Many hardcore prepsters swear by Barritts Ginger Beer, but we actually find it a bit heavy on the high-fructose corn syrup.

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Lately, we discovered a limited-edition ginger beer custom made nearby in New Hampshire for the Saco Sesquibicentennial, which has the perfect balance of spice and flavor without overdoing the sugar thing.

Add a dash of Regan’s Orange Bitters and a good squeeze of lime, and you’ve got yourself what we’re pretty sure is the best D’N'S this side of the NYYC.

Should you care to visit us here in Cape Porpoise, we’ll be happy to make you one…