While in Galveston, I went on a quest to find the perfect pirates’ punch. Although pirates have a reputation of just drinking rum straight (usually from a rather questionable-looking bottle), I’d like to think that when entertaining, the handsome rogue Jean Lafitte would have stepped it up a notch.
After extensive research at my favorite seaside haunts, talking with their mixologists and conducting my own experiments, I think I’ve hit on the perfect recipe, Lafitte’s Best.
½ cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/8 cup Dekuyper Crème de Banana
1/8 cup Dekuyper Peach Schnapps
1 cup V8 Splash Island Strawberry
1/3 cup Dole pineapple juice
Stir it all together in a pretty glass pitcher and serve over ice. Be creative and garnish the glass with sliced pineapple or a strawberry. Enjoy, but please don’t be an idiot. Drunken swashbucklers often found themselves shanghaied.