Avast, ye scurvey dogs!!!
We be havin’ an official-like nomination for a permanet place of sad memoriums upon Ye Ol’ Coots Calendar.
July 31st must be set aside to commemorate that dismal day – many decades ago – when the lastest tot of rum were dispensed to the worthy lads of the British Royal Navy. A fine old Naval Tradition gone down the scuppers of Political Correctness!
In other words:
On July 31st, CARAVAN (which has taken over for CUJU) is raising the pirate flag and mourning a long lost tradition: The Daily Tot.
For the occasion, we’re briging back out the bottle of Black Tot Rum, Last Consignment . If we need to explain, then you need not worry about it! As per last tradition, there is no profit from the bottle: This baby’s price is split by cost and portion for those who want a taste of history.
and featuring: Colonial Era Cocktails
The Stone Fence
Arguably traced back to Vermont’s Catamount Tavern as early as the 1760s, The Stone Fence is a potent mix of navy rum, cider and lemon. Rumour had it that before Colonel Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys raided Fort Ticonderoga in May 1775, they downed plenty of them seeking some liquid courage
The Rattle Skull
Originally, Rattle-Skull was English slang for a chatty person, the name of the drink was probably more descriptive of what one could do to your brain. On its surface, this blend of dark beer, rum, lime juice, and nutmeg doesn’t seem to differ much from the other rum-based drinks of the day. It is a dangerously smooth and stultifying concoction.
Sangaree was the colonial-era precursor of sangria. Though six versions of sangaree would appear in Jerry Thomas’ Bar-Tenders’ Guide of 1862, the drink’s roots stretched further back: Sangaree supposedly originated in London in the mid-1700s, long before the term “cocktail” was in use. Sangaree became popular in the West Indies and later, the colonies.
Crazy Rum Discounts
Of course, it wouldn’t be CARAVAN without our usual rum madness, especially with all our overproof babies… don’t complain about 70% Alcohol, it used to be called breakfast!