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April 15, 2010

Original cocktail time!

Filed under: Uncategorized — akcb @ 3:38 am

Probably. I mean it’s so simple, surely somebody’s come up with it before, but here’s the deal. Y’all know my friend the crusty bastard, right? Well the bastard and our mutual friend LAB are quite enamored of a highball they call the Pirate Mo. It’s a long drink consisting of coconut rum (but not the one you’re thinking of), Diet Coke and the juice from half a small lime. Good, but not mind-blowingly so. This evening I took it upon myself to find a slightly more complex yet still delicious cocktail that features their coconut rum of choice, Lady Bligh (a dear $13 or so per liter). I’ve come up with the working title of…

Sunshine on My Shoulders

  • 1.5oz Lady Bligh (or Malibu, if you’re feeling flush) coconut rum
  • .75oz Strega liqueur
  • .5oz lemon juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with mint or a lemon peel.

I shall try this with lime juice after my next trip to the grocery store, but as it stands, it’s a pretty decent little cocktail. Do with it what you will. I recommend making it in quantity for your next wilding!


  1. Wow, surprised you didn’t incorporate some witchy aspects into the title. I just read up on it over at wikipedia. It sounds like something I would like…wonder if it’s cheaper or easier to get over here.

    Comment by cliff1976 — April 15, 2010 @ 5:22 am

  2. I mean the Strega, of course.

    Comment by cliff1976 — April 15, 2010 @ 5:22 am

    • Yes, the witchy name would have been the obvious route, but it ended up tasting like an expensive suntan lotion smells (but in a good and tasty way), hence…

      Shouldn’t be difficult to acquire there, I would think. As to the expense, I couldn’t say. Here, it’s a mid-upper range liqueur, around $30 a bottle or so. Not nearly so expensive as Chartreuse.

      Comment by akcb — April 15, 2010 @ 5:30 am

  3. Mmmm. A highfallutin’ pirate. Looking forward to this one!

    As for the Pirate Mo — Malibu is for tourists. Real pirates drink real rotgut. M’Lady sports a lower price, higher proof, and a pirate on the label, obviating literacy. Yarrrgh. A “Bachelor Pirate” is M’Lady + Lime Coke — why dirty a knife?

    One final thought: John Denver totally looks like a lesbian.

    Comment by the crustybastard — April 15, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

  4. This sounds like an amazing recipe. New to the site, but I will be back… Some of these drinks are fantastic!

    Comment by Aaron — April 11, 2011 @ 5:19 pm

  5. Hi, Nice post I enjoyed reading it. Can I contact you through your email? Please email me back. Thanks!



    Comment by Joel — February 20, 2015 @ 4:23 am

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