As the infamous Jack Sparrow once said, “Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.” This week’s cocktail, named in honor of our beloved pirate captain, certainly proves the wisdom of this saying.
Originally created by Autumn’s father, Lars Skinner (a.k.a. “Mad Max”), the Jack Sparrow is a tiki cocktail worth its weight in treasure. It incorporates the unique flavors of Brinley Gold “Shipwreck” mango rum, bold dark rum, citrus, and effervescence - making it all too easy to find yourself looking at the bottom of an empty glass wondering, “why is the rum always gone?”
It goes without saying that this drink is best enjoyed while sailing the Seven Seas in search of cursed Aztec Gold (or watching Pirates of the Caribbean, if you find yourself without The Pearl).
The following post provides the necessary ingredients and steps for making this drink at home. Let us know what you think in the comments — cheers!
Glassware: Zombie glass or Footed Pilsner
Combine all ingredients (minus the club soda) in a cocktail shaker, and shake with ice for 10 seconds. Strain into a glass with cubed ice, and top with 3 oz club soda and a dash of orange bitters.
Garnish with a lime wedge (or a lime "island" with a planted pirate flag).
Wayward Spirits Rating:
Overall Score - 5
The Jack Sparrow is a tiki breakthrough hiding in plain sight. It is so smooth that it drinks like an adult soda, with the quintessential tropical flavor of mango and citrus, followed by a healthy dose of rum.
This cocktail is delicious, easy to make, and a great alternative to juice-based cocktails that all taste the same.
Pop on your favorite Pirates movie and give it a try! You may just find that it gives you the courage to fend off that pesky Kraken...