Original Rum Cocktails

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Rum Wrap-Up

Though we had a low turn out due to a deadly bout of scurvy, potions were crafted nonetheless, and not without success.

Featured Cocktails

Twitter has the full list of original rum grogs for your piratical pleasure.
Cane Vows

Columbus Rum Sling

  • 1oz Appleton Extra
  • 1/2oz Myers
  • 1/2oz London dry gin
  • 1/2oz Cherry Heering
  • 1/2oz Cointreau
  • 1/2oz lemon juice
  • 1/4oz simple syrup
  • 1/4oz ginger syrup
  • tonic water, to top
  • nutmeg, grated for garnish

Shake as if Queen Isabella had commanded it. Strain, top with tonic, and grate nutmeg from your ship’s hold.


Sayonara Swizzle

  • 1oz Lemon Hart 151
  • 1oz Oronoco
  • 1oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice

  • 1/2oz spiced honey syrup
  • 2 dashes Peychaud bitters
  • ginger beer, to top

Swizzle with a flaming back scratcher.

Gabe from cocktailnerd

Vanilla Treat

  • 1/2oz white rum (your favorite)
  • 1/2oz tequila blanco
  • 2oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1/2oz vanilla syrup
  • 1/4oz creme de cacao
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1/2oz Wray and Nephew overproof rum, floated

Shake all but the float with crushed ice and pour into mug garnished with 500 limes. Float on the lovely JWray.

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice

Embury's Colonial

Adriatic Spice Trader

  • 1oz Appleton Extra
  • 3/4oz Melletti (sub Averna)
  • 1/2oz lime juice
  • 1t simple syrup
  • 1 dash Herbsaint
  • ginger beer, to top
  • 1/2oz Wray and Nephew overproof rum, floated

Board an Italian trade ship in the 15th century. Mix this for the captain. Take control of the ship after he has happily imbibed 10 of them. Oh, and shake it with crushed ice.

Rick from Kaiser Penguin

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Kaiser Penguin is a cocktail blog featuring original recipes, homemade ingredients, classic cocktails, and tiki drinks.

Why on Earth did you name your blog “Kaiser Penguin?”

It is a well-known fact that penguins are members of high society and enjoy fine cocktails. Our very own kaiser penguin would like me to mention that he also enjoys various treats from the sea.