Not long ago, my weekend guest and I had drinks with a sailor! Sailor Jerry (rum) that is! This unique and delicious, 92-proof blend of Caribbean-style rum
with vanilla, lime and other spices, issubtle in sweetness and spice. It’s a perfect mixer over ice (or frozen) with juices, but it also can add something special to your barbecue sauce of even mixed into meat ( to help with caramelization on the grill). It would be delicious, drizzled over Vidalia or sweet onions, or even in veggies you steam in foil on the grill).
While tattoos don’t really thrill me, some tattoo art is really spectacular. For example, the swallows on the bottle of Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum that I received, are graceful enough to almost fly away Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins incorporated swallows into a number of his designs. I’ve learned that for sailor, a swallow signified 5000 miles sailed. Plus, swallows are associated with return. Swallows return to their home in San Juan Capistrano every year, so a swallow is associated with guiding a sailor, home. And, if a sailor dies at sea, it is thought that the birds will carry his soul home to heaven. But Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum is more than just a pretty label. Some spiced rums are so overly-spiced or cloyingly sweet, you can barely drink them on the rocks, let alone use them as mixers. But Sailor Jerry rum lets the natural sweetness of the flavor come through, without over sweetening or spicing it. The result is a rum that holds up to mixers, but tastes refreshingly light on it’s own over ice (or you can drink it straight, if you wish). I liked simple recipes, so I simply mixed Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum with a can of mango and papaya juice, and served it to my weekend guests. It was a big hit!
On a hot day, try Sailor Jerry Backyard Tea – made with lemonade and iced
tea and of course, Sailor Jerry Rum. Or, go for something hot and wild, with an explosive combo of ginger beer, pilsner, Tabasco and Sailor Jerry rum. The recipes for these two are below. These are just two suggestions to get you started. You will want to experiment with your favorite ingredients, too. Feel free to come back and leave your suggestions in the comments section of this blog!
Back Yard Tea
2 parts Sailor Jerry Rum
1 part iced tea
2 parts lemonade
Method: Add ingredients to in ice-filled glass and garnish with a lemon
1 part Sailor Jerry Rum
2 dashes Tabasco sauce¼ of a fresh lime
1 part ginger beer
Pilsner beer of favourite lager beer
Glass: beer glass
Method: Squeeze quarter of a lime
into beer glass.
- Fill with Ice
- Add Tabasco, Sailor Jerry and
- Top with beer
SAILOR JERRY BBQ SAUCE
– I haven’t made this one yet, but is sounds delicious! If you try it, please come back and leave your comments on this blog post-thank you!
In a medium pot, add 1 liter Sailor Jerry Rum,
4 to 5 quartered oranges, 3 lemons and 2 limes
(3 – 4 tablespoons of mixed fruit juice concentrate optional)
Reduce at a rapid boil by about 75% or until slightly thickened, strain and
Pick your favorite brand of BBQ sauce. In a new pot bring the desired amount of
BBQ sauce to a slow warm adding the Sailor Jerry Rum mixture a little at a
time. For us, about 5/6 parts BBQ to 1 part rum mixture worked out well but
taste along the way to see how you like it. Tasty on ribs and pulled pork!!