The famous tattoo artist, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, would have turned 100 years old this past January 14th. To celebrate, the folks from William Grant and Son’s, owners of Sailor Jerry Rum, threw a wild weekend in Honolulu where he practiced his art of tattooing. The group was hosted by Daniel Deephouse, Brand Manager Sailor Jerry and Rachel Furman, Brand Ambassador, Sailor Jerry Rum. I was among the attendee’s that included Erich Weiss the Writer/Director of the feature film about his life, Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry; as well as the Creative Director of the fab book “Homeward Bound, The Life and Times of Hori Smoku Sailor Jerry.” Look for a re-cap of the events in the upcoming spring 2011 issue of in the Mix magazine.
The Perfect Storm
2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum
Splash of fresh lime juice
2 dashes Angostura® bitters
Build in a highball or rocks glass over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. Top with ginger beer.
For more recipes using Sailor Jerry rum, check out the recipe page here.
Wine Quiz answer: True – In Europe the grape variety is called Syrah and in South Africa and Australia it is known as Shiraz. The Australian version tends to be more robust in color and flavor than its European counterpart.