August 16, 2011
In honor of National Rum Day, tip your glass to Sailor Jerry

Today is National Rum Day, so there's this story to think about: The late Norman Keith Collins - a.k.a. Sailor Jerry - was a tattoo artist, Navy veteran and skipper of a three-masted schooner that sailed the Hawaiian islands.

These days, Sailor Jerry Ltd. makes spiced Navy rum and sells it nationwide. The folks at the company named after Sailor Jerry offer these cocktail recipes - not only for today, but for any time. For more, go to

Rockabilly Juice
2 parts spiced rum
1/2 part lemon juice
1/3 part Orange Curacao
2 parts iced black tea
How to:
Build over ice in a tall glass, squeeze and drop in a lemon wedge.

Backyard Tea
2 parts spiced rum
1 part iced tea
2 parts lemonade
How to:
Add ingredients to a tall, ice-filled glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Perfect StormIngredients:
2 parts spiced rum
Ginger beer
2 to 3 lime wedges
How to:
Build in a tall glass over cubed ice, and garnish with squeezed lime wedges.

Banana Hammock
1-1/2 ounces spiced rum
3/4 ounce banana syrup
3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
Dash of Angostura bitters
How to:
Mix ingredients over ice and shake. Strain into a coupe glass.

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