Thanksgiving for most people means a day spent with family, eating and watching football. Well, as we are displaced 1200+ miles from any family, my wife and usually have an intimate Thanksgiving dinner at home, just the two of us. This year was no exception, and we had a great day with a smoked turkey and the Wizard of Oz. If I have anything to be thankful for, it’s my wonderful wife Colleen.
Of course when you have a few days off in a row without needing to tend to guests, you start experimenting at the Tiki bar, right? Well, I sure as hell do. And I came up with something pretty decent.
I love rum. I love Coke. I love rum and Coke. Cuba Libre, as it’s know when you add lime. What I really like is to screw around with the basic recipe, and see what happens. That’s how I invented the Pirate’s Wench (click to see post). This little number is a spin-off of the Wench. It starts out the same, then takes a very islandy, Tiki-y twist. So we can call this a wench, too. What the hell. And it’s reeeeealy, reeeeally kickin’, kids! Try it out, it won’t disappoint.
1 oz Sailor Jerry Rum
1 oz Malibu Coconut Rum
1 oz Dark Rum (I prefer Meyer’s)
3 drops bitters
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
sprinkle of nutmeg
Start with a shaker of ice, add the three rums, bitter, and vanilla. Shake it up, baby. Strain into a large Tiki mug filled with ice. Liquor should fill mug about half way. Fill with Coke, squeeze in juice of 1/4 lime, and two shakes of nutmeg, stir. Top with a little more nutmeg and lime wedge. Damned good grog! It you like it sweet, add a little pineapple juice to taste. If you like it super strong, add a 151 floater, if you dare. Avast! And May Ye Enjoy The Captain’s Private Stock!