Of all the cockeyed, crazy things ye may come across whilst transversing the seven seas, Talk Like a Pirate Day is bound to be one ye favorites. For today, fellow scallywags, ye be blessed with calm seas, a fair wind, and all the grog ye can drink!
There ain’t much to be sayin’ about this day. It was started by a couple of pirates many years ago, and has grown into a phenomenon that reaches the four corners of the globe. If ye wantin’ to be learnin’ about it all, navigate to their web cove at http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html.
Some of us have had a bit of Pirate blood in us since we were wee little tykes. In fact, there be a sign on my Tiki Bar that my dear ole dad made for me way back in the 70s…Pirate’s Cove. And I’m probably the only sailor in South Florida who has a pirate ship docked at his front door! But I digress. it’s time ye should talk like a pirate today, wear an eyepatch, and drink lots of rum at ye tiki bar. ARRRR!
Here are some Rum Recipes to get your Pirate day going…
1 1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz. sweet Vermouth
Juice of 1/4 Orange
Juice of 1/4 Lime
Shake with ice and straaaain into ye old fashioned glass over ice cubes. Add a slice of Orange as a gaaaarnish.
The Drunken Wench
1 Shot Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
1 Shot Meyers Dark Rum
1 Shot Malibu Coconut Rum
1/2 Shot Maraschino Cherry Juice (Or Grenadine)
Mix the rums and the Cherry Juice in a shaker with ice. Shake it and pour into a large glass (Hurricane glass or one of those big Tiki jobs) filled with ice. Top it off with Coke. Garnish with a couple of cherries, and more fruit if you want. If you’re a land lubber, add more Coke. To make it a Dead Wench, add a 151 Floater.
1 1/2 oz Rum
1/2 oz. Brandy
1/2 oz Dry Gin
1 oz Orange Juice
1 1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1 1/2 Tspn Orgeat Syrup
Shake it all up in ye shaker and pour over the rocks in a highball glass. Top her off with teaspoon of sweet sheeeeerrrry.