Arrrr Mateys! It’s that magical holiday that once again celebrates silly pirate talk and provides me with an excuse to drink rum! Well, more rum. The holiday was “created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate.” For some reason, it took off. I suspect one reason, is that it’s silly fun, and the other reason would be the Pastafarians embracing pirates in their theology.
And so, what kind of booty does Rebecca have for all you scallywags? A yet to be formally named cocktail created by yours truly. For those who do not know, I decided that 2022 was going to be the year of classy drunk Rebecca. No basic beers, no well drink rum and Cokes, etc. To start my classy journey, I decided to have a bottle of Prosecco pretty much always in the refrigerator, because bubbles are classy, and Champagne flutes are also classy. The two main spirits to be found in our house are rum and gin. This led me to try the classic cocktail, French 75.
This is a simple, but classy cocktail. Because I want to be classy drunk, but I’m still a lazy bitch. The French 75 is 1 ½ ounces of gin, ¾ ounce of lemon juice, ¾ ounce of simple syrup all in a shaker with ice. You shake it until it gets very cold, then strain it into a flute glass and top with a sparkling wine, such as Prosecco. Simple, delicious, classy af.
However, although I love gin, it is more my husband’s spirit of choice, and as most of you know, I’m more of a rum lover. Where is my simple yet classy rum cocktail? Then it struck me, why not just flip the script on the French 75? And it works perfectly.
Rebecca’s Simple and Classy Rum Cocktail
1 ½ ounces golden or dark rum (white/silver rum is a bit too rough for this one)
¾ ounce lime juice (in most rum drinks it’s lime instead of lemon, so I made the switch here)
¾ ounce simple syrup
Then, just like the French 75, you put those ingredients in a shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Then strain into a flute glass and top with Prosecco.
(Rebecca’s tips for the lazy and poor like herself. Lime juice used, from a bottle. Simple syrup, purchased instead of homemade. Prosecco of choice? Prosecco 90+ Cellars, which is around $10. Be sure to purchase a cap designed for bubbly beverages if you don’t plan on using the whole bottle at once. Don’t waste booze!)
And with that, I’ll be off to celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day like the classy wench that I am!
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