The Captain’s Blood is similar to a daiquiri, except that it’s made with dark rum instead of white and a small but essential measure of falernum (a syrup flavored with spices, often nuts, sometimes lime, sometimes alcoholic and sometimes not, often used in Caribbean rum drinks). I prefer my Captain’s Blood on the tart side, but you can adjust the amount of sugar to make it as sweet or as sharp as you like.
- Serves: 1 person
- 1 ½ounce Jamaican dark rum
- ¼ounce falernum
- 1ounce fresh lime juice
- 2dashes Angostura bitters
- ½teaspoon superfine sugar (or more to taste)
- Lime wheel or wedge for garnish
Step 1Shake liquid ingredients and sugar with ice, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or coupe. Garnish with lime wheel or wedge.