7th Annual Black Tot Day Celebration in Beijing.黑色杯日

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!

为了纪念每日朗姆配给时代的终结,我们一起在7月31日举杯“格罗格”吧!加入我们!

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.

17世纪,英国水兵每天的配给是一加仑啤酒。由于难以储存所需的大量酒水,1655年,半品脱的朗姆酒替代了原先的啤酒,也更加受欢迎。久而久之,越来越多水兵在海军舰艇上喝醉酒,英国海军上将弗农在1740年的海军规定中将半品脱规定为正式份额,并命令按照4:1的比例兑水,每天分成两份供应。

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.

The Sangaree

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!

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