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Lafitte’s Best

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.


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