Sea Worthy Cocktails & Lore for Talk Like a Pirate Day

Captain Barbossa pirate cocktail recipe

Courtesy of hamptonroadshappyhour.com


Captain Barbossa


1.5 oz. Captain Morgan “Black” Rum
1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
2 oz. cloudy apple juice (clear will work too)
2 oz. pineapple juice
Splash of grenadine
Lime wheel to garnish


Add the ingredients, in the order listed above, to an ice filled Collins glass. Garnish with a Lime wheel.


Grog sailor jerry grog recipe


1 part Sailor Jerry
1 part orange juice
Pilsner beer of favorite lager beer
(itM recommends Samuel Adams)
Glass: beer glass

Build all ingredients in beer glass


the kraken killer - talk like a pirate day


The Kraken Hunter

1 part Kraken Rum
1 part Root Beer Schnapps
Fill with cola


Beachcomber’s Rum Barrel (courtesy of diffordsguide.com)

2 shot Bacardi Superior Rum
2 shot Myer’s Planter’s Punch rum
1 shot freshly squeezed orange juicebeach comber cocktail for talk like a pirate day
1 shot fresh pressed pineapple juice
1 shot freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
¾ shot freshly squeezed lime juice
½ shot Monin Honey syrup
¼ shot pomegranate (grenadine) syrup
¼ shot Berry Hill pimento allspice liqueur
¼ shot Taylor’s Velvet Falernum liqueur
⅛ shot La Fee Parisienne Superieure
1 dash Angostura Aromatic Bitters

Rum barrel mug or pint glass

Pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry & mint sprig


shellback rum - first mate cocktail for talk like a pirate day


First Mate

1½ oz Shellback Spiced Rum
1 oz cinnamon simple syrup
2 oz unfiltered apple juice
(regular apple juice works as well)
1 oz fresh lemon juice
Chilled Fever-Tree ginger beer

Garnish: lemon spirals, apple slices

In a shaker add Shellback Spiced Rum, cinnamon syrup, unfiltered apple juice and fresh lemon juice; shake with ice until well blended. Strain into an ice-filled Collins glass. Top with chilled ginger beer, stir to mix and garnish with lemon spirals and apple slices.


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Pirate Code of Conduct

Before pirates set out on a voyage, they elected their captain and drafted a document that included intolerable behaviors and the consequences for engaging in them. The buccaneers called them codes of conduct; the pirates of the Golden Age of Piracy referred to them as articles of agreement. Regardless of their name, once these rules were set down on paper, each pirate made his mark and swore an oath to abide by them. While uttering this solemn pledge, he placed his hand on a Bible or a pair of crossed pistols or axes.

Some Examples of the Code

• Every man to be called fairly in turn, by list, on board of prizes, because…they were on these occasions allowed a shift of cloaths: But if they defrauded the company to the value of a dollar, in plate, jewels, or money, marooning was their punishment. If the robbery was only betwixt one another, they contented themselves with slitting the ears and nose of him that was guilty, and set him on shore, not in an uninhabited place, but somewhere, where he was sure to encounter hardships.

• If any man shall offer to run away, or keep any secret from the company, he shall be marooned, with one bottle of powder, one bottle of water, one small arm and shot.

• If any man shall steal any thing in the company, or game to the value of a piece of eight, he shall be marooned or shot.

Marooning was the cruelest punishment, and the one a pirate most feared. Abandoned on a spit of land or island devoid of fresh water and food, he had little chance to escape. The hot sun burned and blistered his skin. Without food and water he starved and became dehydrated. At high tide, the water might flood the island or leave him standing in water up to his neck. And woe to him if sharks infested the surrounding water. If he preferred a quick death, he could shoot himself, but doing so damned his soul forever.