The Black Flag: A Cocktail for the Morons

The Black Flag: A Cocktail for the Morons

In keeping with my desire to provide content for the morons flowing through here from Ace, I’d like to offer a cocktail that should provide cross-over appeal to both them and the cocktailians who usually hang around here, The Black Flag!
Thursday night April 9, at 7:00PM, is Mount Gay Extra Old Night at the Mixosoleum chat room. (Morons, it’s not your kind of chat room. Don’t show unless you are prepared to get your fancy drink on, and there is no flaming until about 2AM, when Gabe get drunk and starts replying to every comment with, your Mom.) I’ll be offering this drink up for folks to try, and lots of better mixologists will be offering better drinks. This will piss me off, but there you are. It sadly happens most every time I try to offer an original drink.
Having just recently addressed the pressing issue of the Gospel of Rum: The Daiquiri, I decided to use that as my starting point for my moron-tribute cocktail. A Daiquiri is light rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. How to re-imagine this for a crowd who reads the words, Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats, about five times a day?
First off, let’s go with a dark rum. It’s scarier, tastier, and just more piratey. Morons, Mount Gay XO is probably more than a whole week’s allowance from Mom, so you might try something lesser. But if you want this drink to work as intended, save up. It’s far and away the best rum in my cabinet.
Lime juice is lime juice. It’s the greatest drink ingredient there is. In honor of the theme, I insist you use bottled lime juice.
Simply sugar is far too effete and foodie. Let’s go with dark molasses.
Behold, the Black Flag!


  • 2 oz. Mount Gay XO (or the best dark rum you can afford)
  • 1 oz. Mount Gay Eclipse Silver (or other decent light rum)
  • 1 oz. RealLime lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. and 1 Tsp. Brer Rabbit or other good dark molasses.

Combine rum, lime juice, and teaspoon of molasses in shaker with a small amount of crushed ice. Place several large ice cubes in an old-fashioned glass. Drizzle one tablespoon of molasses over the cubes artistically. (Morons, I won’t try to explain artistic to you. Make it look pretty, okay?) Briefly shake drink and strain over cubes in the glass. Drink slowly but continuously.

The resulting drink looks pretty cool, and tastes better than I expected. It also changes as you go. It starts a bit bright and strong, then segues into a dark sweetness as you reach the pool of undissolved molasses at the bottom.
We’ll se if I get any suggestions for how to improve it tomorrow night at TDN!


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