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You didn’t think that I was going to let National Rum Day pass me by did you?

This is a tasty, refreshing drink perfect for hot days when you fancy a change from a Cuba Libre.

I’ve used my homemade Ruby Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade but a standard Golden Shred is just as good for this. I also made this one with Kraken because I’ve finished off all of the Home-spiced Rum that I previously made. Make sure you use a really gingery ginger beer – something with a bit of a kick to it. If you like your drinks really boozy then by all means add in a little splash of Cointreau, I won’t judge you for it.

pirates breakfast cocktail



50ml Kraken or home-spiced rum

1 heaped tsp of orange or grapefruit marmalade

ginger beer


Mix the marmalade with the rum and a couple of ice cubes by stirring or shaking, whichever you prefer.

Strain through a fine mesh sieve into your chosen glass, you don’t want to end up chewing on little shreds of citrus peel.

Top with as much or as little ginger beer a you like and garnish with orange slices or a sprig of rosemary for a bit of colour.


Don’t forget to check on here for my recipes for Home-spiced Rum and Ruby Grapefruit and Lemon Marmalade.


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