Pirate Some Cocktail Recipes Via Privateer Rum

National Talk Like a Pirate Day is an annual kitschy story, but engaging in it makes a grownup look like a jackass desperate for attention. Leave the “…Yarrrrs…” to the kids and celebrate the spirit of piracy with pirate spirits. Since Rum is a Caribbean creation found in traditional pirate stories, every drop is a .   

Privateer Rum was founded by Andrew Cabot, the direct descendant of an 18th century American patriot/privateer/rum-maker of the same name. It’s a craft, small batch booze made without additives or sweeteners. Pirates might’ve been involved with its production, but we can’t confirm or deny it.

Below you’ll find some Privateer Rum cocktail recipes to from Kevin Martin (former bar manager of Boston’s award-winning Eastern Standard Kitchen & Drinks).

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Devil Seam


  • 1 ½ oz. Privateer Silver Reserve Rum
  • ¾ oz. Coco Lopez Cream of Coconut
  • ¾ oz. Orange Juice
  • ¾ oz. Pineapple Juice  

Preparation: Combine all ingredients in a glass and top with crushed ice. Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.  

Perfect Storm


  • 2 oz. Privateer Silver Reserve Rum
  • 5 oz. Ginger Beer
  • 2 Dashes Angostura Bitters  

Preparation: Combine ingredients into a highball glass with ice. Garnish with a lime wedge.  

Phusion Spicy Gimlet


  • 2 oz. Privateer Silver Reserve Rum
  • 1 oz. Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 slice Jalapeño
  • 6 cilantro leaves
  • Small pinch of salt  

Preparation: Combine ingredients into a mixing glass, add ice and shake until properly chilled and diluted.

Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a smacked cilantro leaf. Heat can be adjusted by adding more or less jalapeño.

Ruby Rose


  • 2 oz. Privateer Silver Reserve Rum
  • 4 oz. Fresh Ruby Grapefruit Juice
  • ½ oz. Simple Syrup
  • 1 Sprig Rosemary  

Preparation: Muddle Rosemary and rum in a highball glass. Add grapefruit juice, simple syrup and ice.