If you're over 21 years of age (that's the legal drinking age in the United States), this is a drink you'll enjoy during the cold weather. It's also a nice drink over ice to stay cool in the summer heat.
You may be aware of a drink called a Black Jamaican or My Maria that has Myer's Rum and Tia Maria. This Black Pirate is our version.
Can you see yourself serving up this nice drink at a fall or Halloween party? The name alone makes me think of a movie screening party, pirate party, or a fun night of adult mischief including a scavenger hunt.
Like most things, creation is born from necessity. Well, it wasn't necessary that DH and I have a drink, but it does coincide with our game of choosing something new to try on a regular basis. Anywhoo! We wanted to make a Black Jamaican but didn't have Myer's Rum and certainly didn't have Tia Maria. I mean, do you? But like many people, we did have some rum - which happened to be a spiced rum, and we had a coffee liqueur on hand.
Did you know that there are many substitutes if you don't have a particular alcohol on hand? For example, any coffee flavored liqueur could be substituted for Tia Maria or Kahlua. If a recipe calls for a dry Riesling wine and you don't have any then try a white table wine. The white table wine won't be as dry or carry a specific flavor such as a Chardonnay will so it will work better.
1 oz. Spiced Rum
1 oz. Coffee Flavored Liqueur
- If you are serving this drink warm, combine the ingredients and heat in a crock pot (if making a signature drink for a gathering) or warm in the microwave for maybe 20 seconds. This is meant to be warm, not hot. Serve in a cordial glass or a coffee cup. Enjoy with some whipped cream and maybe a cinnamon stick.
- If you want to enjoy this drink cold, then fill a rocks glass with ice and combine the ingredients. Again, a nice dollop of whipped cream would be nice.
- We used Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Reserve and Kahlua Liqueur.
|Look at that whipped cream floating down into the warm drink. YUM!|
If you do try this recipe, please drink responsibly and do not drive.
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