Cruzan Black Strap Rum
I’ve been told Cruzan Blackstrap is one of the rums that most closely resembles that of the British Royale Navy, which may explain why so many of them defected and went pirate. They should have called this “Mike’s Spiked Molasses”, as I can sum it up in just a few lines:
Smells like molasses.
Tastes like molasses.
Leaves a distinctive, molasses-like aftertaste.
But all is not lost – it might be tough to drink without a grimace, but I can’t think of a better way to start your morning than pouring a few ounces of this 80 proof stuff on your pancakes. Yarrr!!!
Hot dog! A reader actually took up my suggestion and told me about it – here’s what he writes:
Ahoy thar mate!
Well…I’ve entered the true ranks of piratedom.
Saturday morning I was making flap jacks….when a thought popped into me head….why not follow the sage advice of the Bilgemonkey and try the Cruzan Blackstrap over me flap jacks?!
Now this would have been best if it had been on the teak deck of a 40 foot schooner somewhere in the Caribbean…tropical breeze blowing, turquoise waters shimmering.
And that’s where I imagined I was as I poured the nectar over the flap jacks, stabbed a few pieces with me fork and hoisted them into my watering mouth.
What followed was a sensation that I figure would have been liken to being tossed out of the crows nest and plummeting into the warm waters below?!
Your still alive…but trying to figure out what just happened. Dazed, but willing to try it again.
Only this time add the sweet sap from the northern most states of North America.
Then, it truly is a pirate breakfast treat….Slap Jacks!!!
( Fan and fellow pirate )