Avast all ye readers, International Talk Like a Pirate Day be comin’ soon; celebrate with a fancy grog o’ rum — arrrr
To observe this culturally influential holiday with all the due respect, it is recommended that you drink rum — because besides pillaging, saying “arrrrrr,” shivering timbers, and mopping the poopdeck, that’s just what pirates do.
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Dubbed “a total crowd pleaser” by mixologist Ivy Mix, the Brooklyn Burro Cocktail is a simple yet elegantly delicious mix of El Dorado 3-Year-Old Rum, pineapple, and ginger. For the recipe, click here.
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In a twist on the classic piña colada, the Caribbean Queen contains Caribbean flavors like dark rum, fresh pineapple juice, coconut water, fresh lime juice, and lemongrass. Click here for the recipe courtesy of mixologist Moses Laboy.
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A play on a buck (a ginger-based cocktail) and a Dark & Stormy, this cocktail gets a playful addition of strawberry, too. From mixologist Nicholas Bennet, click here for the recipe.
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Mai Tais are arguably the most iconic of all the Tiki island-themed cocktails. Plus, this recipe is easy to make in large quantities — perfect for a Talk Like a Pirate party, perhaps? Check out the recipe here.
An old Cuban original and favorite of Ernest Hemingway, the mojito is minty, citrusy, and refreshing. Check out the recipe here.
Sugar Island Rum
Swap out root beer for spiced rum and coffee, and pour the concoction over a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream. For the recipe created my mixologist Pamela Wiznitzer, click here.
A Cuban-America classic, this rum-based beverage is the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Check out the recipe here.
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Coquito is a coconut-based alcoholic beverage — reminiscent of eggnog — traditionally served in Puerto Rico. It’s made with rum, coconut milk, and spices. Check out the recipe here.