Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum takes its name from Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, the father of old-school tattoos. Each bottle bears the fine example of Sailor Jerry’s seen above. A special surprise awaits on the inside of the label as you finish off the bottle, revealing itself with each drink.
A lot of people I know look down upon spiced rum, equating it as a necessary evil for tropical drinks to be downed only when away on vacation. Well if that’s how you feel, you’re missing out on a fantastic and versatile liquor. Spiced rum is a key component in refreshing summer (not tropical) drinks and warming winter drinks. Even standard drinks can get a new life simply by switching out regular rum for spiced rum.
One simple spiced rum drink I love is a Dark and Stormy:
Fill your rocks glass with some ice
One part Sailor Jerry
Two and a half to three parts good ginger beer, such as Bundaberg.
A good ginger beer is key to the dark and stormy, so test your ginger beer first.
Can’t find ginger beer, but managed to score some Canton? Here’s a Dark and Stormy knock-off that knocks quite a punch:
Fill your rocks glass with ice
3 parts Sailor Jerry
1 part Canton
top with soda water
(it’s a good idea to sufficiently stir the Sailor Jerry-Canton Mixture first)
Want to go simpler? Sailor Jerry’s smooth taste really lets you get a great drink out of practically nothing (credit for this drink goes to my neighbor, Susan who first introduced me to Sailor Jerry with this drink). Susan’s Drink:
3-4 ice cubes
A healthy pour of Jerry
Squeeze in half a lemon and half a lime
Add sugar/sweetener (if desired)
That should get you started with your bottle of Sailor Jerry’s, but if you need more ideas you can find a slew here.
Do you have any great drinks using Sailor Jerry? If so share in the comments.