I used Internet Cocktail Database's random cocktail generator again, and came up with the Captain Kidd cocktail. (I came up with other ones first that I didn't have all the ingredients for.) I decided to try it because the combination of ingredients looks so bizarre:
- 1 1/2 oz dark rum
- 1/2 oz Scotch
- 1/2 oz dry sherry
- Dash of orange bitters
Stir in a glass of ice and strain.
Dark rum, Scotch, and sherry: a drink only a pirate would drink?
I used blackstrap rum, but only because I was out of Myer's. I had a medium sherry on hand and an inexpensive single-malt Scotch. No orange bitters, so I used regular bitters with a drizzle of orange flower water, which I couldn't taste under the rum. I doubt I would have been able to taste orange bitters either.
This is more of a novelty drink than a series one. I could taste the sherry through the rum, and the combination wasn't bad but not great. If I'd had Myer's, that probably would have given a mellower flavor.
1 dubloon rating for this one.