Drunken Sailor and Spices

Here at Rated R Cocktails I often say We, that is because my best friend Dan AKA Alabama man often helps taste and create cocktails. He helps juice and wash dishes, and always offer criticism. So when he makes a drink that really captures my mind I have to share it. This Tiki cocktail is full of deep varied sour citrus flavor. Plus it gives you an excuse to loudly sing a Sea Shanty while you mix or drink. So thats a plus.

Drunken Sailor


1 ½ oz Cruzan Gold

¾ oz Lemon Hart 151

½ oz Fresh Orange Juice

½ oz Grapefruit Juice

½ oz Fresh Lime Juice

½ oz Cinnamon Syrup

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake together with Ice cube and strain into a chimney glass. Garnish with a skewer of blueberries and a paper parasol.


Refreshing and all to easily inebriating I set upon to use this inspiration for something different. What I came to was all to different. Weaker but spicier in a good way. Tea is becoming in vogue in the cocktail seen, and Chai seems to me to be a Tiki ingredient of the future.

Spice Trader


1 oz Lemon hart 151

1 oz Chilled Chai Tea

½ oz Lime

½ oz Grapefruit

½ oz Cinnamon Syrup

¼ oz Honey Mix

2 dashes Angostura Bitters

Shake together with crushed ice and strain into a double old fashioned.

Alot of this drink flirted with ginger liqueur. Toss in ¾ oz of Domaine de Canton for a Chinese Spice Trader. Domaine de Cantion is a sweet and spicy ginger liqueur but it takes the sweetness abit to high for me. If you desire a Cocktail with Sweet spice add away. Also if you can’t find Lemon Hart 151, keep trying. And Sub Cruzan 151 as a last resort, never Bacardi.

Happy drinking and until next time You get hammered America!

About JFL

Joey or JFL as he is known by friends is a culinary trained mixologist from the Heart of Dixie Birmingham, Alabama. From a weekly column in the St. Clair News Aegis to his own experiments online JFL never stops doing work on Tiki and Cocktails. When he's not studying all things spirit, wine, and beer he's pursuing his own odd interests such as cartoons, cheesy old horror movies, horror punk, hair metal, and hockey
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