The Captain’s Grog is a new-era tiki drink first printed in Beachbum Berry Remixed, then adapted and printed in the Smuggler’s Cove cocktail book.
It’s a wonderful kitchen sink of a cocktail, with three types of rum, two citrus juices, and the heady flavors and scents of orange, falernum, almond, and vanilla.
When you’re juicing your lime, make sure to set aside a hollowed-out half for the traditional garnish.
- ¾ part Light rum
- ¾ part Aged rum
- ¾ part Dark rum or Demerara rum
- ½ part Lime juice
- ½ part Grapefruit juice
- ½ part Maple syrup
- ½ part Falernum liqueur or Falernum syrup
- ½ part Orange curaçao or Shrubb
- 3 drops Almond extract
- 3 drops Vanilla extract
Shake all ingredients (except the sparkling water) with crushed ice. Pour unstrained into a tall glass and top with the sparkling water. Add more crushed ice if needed, and garnish with a fat sprig of mint and a hollowed-out lime shell.
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- Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate with Rebecca Cate