1 oz Lemon Juice
1 oz Falernum (BG Reynolds)
1/2 oz Apricot Liqueur (Rothman & Winter)
1/2 oz Demerara Rum (Lemon Hart 151)
1 1/2 oz Light Virgin Island Rum (Denizen)
2 dash Angostura Bitters
Shake with ice and pour into a Double Old Fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange slice speared to a cherry with a pirate flag pick.
Two Saturdays ago, I stayed with my post-shift Tiki trend and turned to Beachbum Berry's Remixed for some more rum and garnish fun. The Blackbeard's Ghost seemed like a good variation on the flavors in the previous night's Rum Keg. This drink recipe was based on the Pirate's Grog from Blackbeard's Galley in Newport Beach, California; while there is no date associated with the original libation, the Galley gave up the ghost in the 1980s. I wrote about one of the drink's predecessors that called for sour mix that appeared in Beachbum's Grog Log when I had it made for me by Brother Cleve back in 2011. While I have seen pirate boat garnishes before, I was inspired by an Instagram from the night before from Tom Grayling; however, I did not set this boat on fire like he did in the next Instagram shot.