Ahoy matey! We’re happy to greet you on Talk like a Pirate day and share a new, however old, cocktail with you on such a fun day. After a few (not so good) pirate jokes, Miss Mercy shared a bit about how Talk like a Pirate day came to be. It was created in 1995 by a couple of friends, John Baur and Mark Summer, in Albany, OR. In 2002 the friends wrote to columnist Dave Barry and he promoted the day. Now it is celebrated all over.
What would be a great drink for such an auspicious day? A pirate themed drink of course! Pirate Grog is a very common pirate drink and usually is just watered down rum. Bumbo was identified as an updated version of Grog that can be made to the drinker’s taste. That seems like it would b a good thing, right? So we decided to try Bumbo. It was something. Here is the recipe we used:
- 2 oz Dark Rum
- 1 oz Lemon Juice
- 1/2 tsp Grenadine
- 1/4 tsp (grated) Nutmeg
In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.
I would say the Mad Farmer and Miss Mercy were unprepared for the flavor of this pirate inspired drink – although the Mad Farmer thought it might keep you from getting scurvy.