Pirate’s Blood {a Captain Morgan 1671 rum cocktail}

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.

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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).

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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.

captain morgan 1671 rum cocktail

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.

Pirate's Blood {a Captain Morgan 1671 rum cocktail}
Serves: 1
  • 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
  1. Add all ingredients except for garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
  2. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. 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.

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Jessica Torres is the chief cocktail creator here at One Martini. Outside of the internet, she works at DEATH & TAXES (a bar) and midtown eats (a restaurant) in Reno, Nevada. When not working, Jessica can be found working out, spending time with her family or attempting to nap. Subscribe to our newsletter to get all of the latest cocktail creations delivered directly to your inbox.
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