Fairly warned, be ye. There be squalls ahead.

Posted by TraderTiki on September 19th, 2007 — Posted in Rum

September 19th, now what exactly is that date… it’s something, something horribly trivial but a bit fun… anniversary?  arbor day?  birthday of Adam West?  Oh, yes, it’s International Talk like a Pirate day!

Well, I’m not too much for talking, well, without a bit of the tipple, so, in honor of this recently declared holiday, I propose Drink like a pirate day.  It’s a fair shake different, but will certainly help with the talking bit.

And what better way to drink like a Pirate than the time honored classic, Grog.   A simple recipe, certain to set some sheets to the wind.


  • 2 oz. rum
  • water
  • ice (if available on-deck)
  • lime (optional)

Pour rum into tumbler, add water,  hand squeeze lime, stir.

For the sake of what authenticity I could lend it, I used half Pussers and half Lemon Hart 80.  The Lemon Hart being an early naval supplier, and the Pussers being made according to Naval rum tradition… well, these were more likely swigged at one time by privateers than by pirates, but who’s to tell the difference from one flag to the next.   The water was kept warm, no ice, and a bit of lime added to stave off scurvy.  This is not an easy drink, but certainly tastes authentic.

So check in with your pusser for a tot, take your 2 gills down your gullet, and keep a weather eye out.  Yar.

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Comment by Chuck

Arrrrrrr! Avast, ye scurvy dog! Postin’ me Grog as ye did has saved ye from walkin’ the plank … THIS time.

Next time ye be makin’ me a REAL tough-bloke pirate’s drink … like a Fizz à la Violette. (Don’t be forgettin’ the orchid garnish.)


Posted on September 19, 2007 at 8:16 pm

Comment by Martin

I’m pretty sure no pirate would have bothered to add water or lime to his rum- that was a Royal Navy order from 1740- to cut the potency and keep the sailors on an even keel, so to speak.

Prepare to drink much rum in November bitch!

Posted on September 20, 2007 at 5:07 pm

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