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02.22.10 by  

You Don’t Have to Be Stranded to Love the “LOST” Party Cocktail

Honor your deserted-island obsession with this kinda-mysterious twist on the Dark and Stormy, which contains both beer and sparkling wine (and other ingredients you’d likely find scavenging for supplies). It pairs well with the show’s vibe, plus the carbonation-liquor combo adds a certain effervescent clarity to your thinking, or at least that’s one theory worth testing. All we really know is that it’s fun to sip while solving life’s big questions, like, will Sawyer and Jack ever stop fighting over Kate?

No, you're not seeing things. This is your brain on "Dark and Stormy." So mysterious!

There have always been more questions than answers on LOST: What caused Oceanic Flight 816 to crash? Why can’t babies be born on the island? Does the Dharma Initiative really carry the secret answer to time travel? Let’s focus on what we do know: The Dark and Stormy Cocktail, a perfectly layered storm in a glass: light-colored ginger beer on the bottom and a dark rum floating above. We’re topping it with sparkling wine, to give our party cup a jungle rainstorm effect that makes us feel more connected when tuning in week after week. A few of these babies and we just may figure out why J.J. Abrams ever brought such characters as Ben and Locke into our living rooms or when we might win the lottery with 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 and 42.

Dark and Stormy LOST Cocktail

  1. Fill a highball with ice. Pour in ginger beer, then rum, top with Prosecco and a squeeze of fresh lime juice. Garnish with a lime wedge.