Pirate Cocktail: Rumfustian

Fer September 19,  International Talk Like a Pirate Day, what could be better than a mid-to-late-seventeenth century recipe fer spiced grog that warmed th’ bones ‘o many a sea farin’ scurvy pirate – th’ Rumfustian. Thar be surprisin’ly no spiced rum in ’tis fizzy, scurvy pirate drink but that don’t stop many from misspellin’ it “Rum Fustian.” ‘Tis recipe isn’t fer lilly livered lasses ‘n sprogs, however. Th’ popularity ‘o th’ Rumfustian among “gentlemen ‘o fortune” possibly came from th’ drink’s high alcohol content. After a couple ‘o these ye’ll be loaded to th’ gunwales, so share wit’ ye hearty matey!

*AVAST YE!* ‘Tis recipe contains raw egg. Consumin’ raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, o’ eggs, may increase ye risk ‘o foodborne illness, especially if ye have certain medical conditions. Some may refrain from ’tis recipe because they not be wantin t be in Davy’s Grip!

Now tha’ we have th’ warnin’ fer th’ landlubbers out ‘o th’ way, let’s be on to th’ recipe! Quantities below ar’ fer one drink apiece. It’s Mateys!TM The Breakfast o’ Pirate Champions. Arrrrrr!

Ye In’redients:

  • 6 oz. (3/4 cup) beer o’ ale (ye fa’orite grog)
  • 2-3 oz. (1/3 cup) gin
  • 2-3 oz. (1/3 cup) dry sherry
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • 1 pinch ‘o whole cloves
  • 1 lemon peel (twist t’ release flavor)
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 dash nutmeg

‘Ye Directions:
Put t’ grog, gin, an’ sherry in a saucepan with t’ cinnamon, cloves, an’ lemon peel and simmer just t’ t’ boilin’ point. While t’ mixture heats, beat t’ egg yolk with t’ sugar in a metal or glass bowl until frothy. Strain t’ cinnamon stick, cloves, an’ lemon peel out o’ t’ heated liquid an’ beat into t’ egg mixture till a light frothy foam forms on top. Garnish with a light sprinkle o’ nutmeg. Serve drink smartly while still warm.
Bonus points awarded fer warmin’ ye servin’ mugs prior to pourin’ ye scurvy pirate libation. ‘Tis can be done in th’ diswasher on th’ warmin’ settin’ or by immersin’ mugs in a sink full ‘o steamin’ water. (Dry prior t’ use.)

Lub,
ye lass The Nerdista

Need more drinks t’ be a warming’ ye shiverin’ bones? Ye may also enjoy th’ likes o Butterbeer, another hot grog ser’ed in ‘e hearty mug.

 

 

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