It’s National Rum Day! August 16, so here’s your weekend Tiki Bar Cocktails!

Yes, there is a “day” for everything…but when there’s a day for something as important as RUM, you know damned well there will be a post about it at The Tiki Lounge! A quick search of teh interwebs doesn’t give us much info on the origin of this fantabulous day, but who cares!

Ok, first of all, a very nice person (Christine) representing Captain Morgan’s Rum sent me some very tasty-looking recipes. I haven’t tried them yet (saving them for Rum Day) but I dig Captain, and I’m pretty sure these are going to be winners. I’ll list them at the end of this post.

Second, I can’t help but bring back one of my favorite original recipes,

The Pirate's Wench, original rum recipe by Tiki Chris Pinto
The Pirate's Wench, original rum recipe by Tiki Chris Pinto

The Pirate’s Wench, Your Weekend Tiki Bar Cocktail

I came up with this a few years ago while experimenting at the Tiki Bar on the lanai. It’s a twist on a Cuba Libre, and it will knock your socks off!

1 oz strong spiced Rum (Captain Morgan Black, Sailor Jerry, Kracken work nicely)
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, and call it the Drunken Wench. Avast! And May Ye Enjoy The Captain’s Original Concoction !

Now for MORE Cocktails…those cool drinks from Captain Morgan…

Port Royal Punch
Port Royal Punch



2 46-oz. cans of pineapple juice
3 cups mango juice
1 750 mL bottle of Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum
4.5 oz. grenadine
3 oranges sliced thinly and quartered
3 cans of Sprite for fizz

In a punch bowl or large serving vessel, add the above ingredients and stir. Serve over ice in a punch glass – or glass of your choosing.

Black and Ginger Tea
Black and Ginger Tea



·          3 oz. Ginger Tisane (tea base)
·          1 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
·          1 Tablespoon agave nectar (or sweetener of choice)
·          1/4 oz. lemon juice

Directions: Brew tea base or tea bag in 6-8 oz. of water. Brew hot for four minutes and flash-chill, or cold for one hour. Shake with Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, sweetener and lemon juice, and pour into rocks glass over ice.  Created by Owl’s Brew <> .

Captain's Invasion
Captain's Invasion



·  1 oz. Captain Morgan Sherry Oak Finish Spiced Rum
·  1 oz. Grand Marnier® Liqueur
·  1/2 oz. lime juice
·   2 dashes of bitters

Directions: Add all ingredients to an ice-filled rocks glass. Stir to blend and garnish with lime wedge. Created by Owl’s Brew <> .

Cheers, kids! -Tiki Chris, reporting from the Tiki Bar on the lanai

PS: Don’t forget, Friday, October 4th is International Exotic Cocktail Day! Watch for details…

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