I’m sure at some point in my early drinking days I imbibed on a few Captain and Cokes. Probably out in some club and only because that’s what everyone else was drinking. I don’t really remember. Anyway, now that I no longer drink Coke (or really any soda for that matter), I wanted to create an actual cocktail with the bottle of Captain Morgan 1671 rum I was sent.
This particular rum is one of the latest offerings from Captain Morgan. Labeled as a commermorative blend, Captain Morgan 1671 rum is made with St. Croix rum, a variety of spices and finished through Spanish Oak. Drink Spirits has a great review of the rum, including details on the packaging and more importantly the taste (which I find very heavy on the vanilla).
So, for this Captain Morgan 1671 rum cocktail, I started with a recipe for a drink called Captain’s Blood. It’s made with Jamaican rum, lime, simple syrup and bitters. From there, I added a bit of pomegranate molasses, played around with ratios and switched the simple syrup to orgeat.
It’s a bit fancier than the typical Captain and Coke drink. And that’s okay. We should all be fancy sometimes. I’m sure the captain would agree.
- 1-1/2 ounces Captain Morgan 1671 rum
- ¾ ounce fresh squeezed lime
- ½ ounce orgeat syrup
- 1 teaspoon pomegranate molasses
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- Orange peel for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with an orange peel after expressing the oil over the drink and rubbing around the rim.
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Note: I received a bottle of Captain Morgan 1671 rum. All opinions, images and the recipe are my own.