Capt Kidd Cocktail

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.