Being authentic may not be a desirable goal for your pirate-themed gathering (at least as far as hygiene goes), but serving up a couple of drinks inspired by pirate history isn't a bad idea. In fact, these three are downright delish.
Bumboo A popular pirate drink made from rum, water, sugar and nutmeg and/or cinnamon.
2 oz 1 oz 2 cubes 1/4 tsp 1 stick
Dark rum Water Sugar Nutmeg Cinnamon
Mix ingredients together and serve straight up in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with the cinnamon stick.
Beat egg yolks in a bowl with sugar. In a saucepan, bring ale, gin, sherry, cinnamon, cloves, and lemon peel just until boiling. Whisk in egg mixture, stirring constantly and briskly. Garnish with grated nutmeg.