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Shipwreck

Shipwreck

Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1 oz Crown Royal, 1/4 oz Creme de banana, 1/4 oz triple sec, splash cranberry, splash sweet & sour  (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: In the 1700’s during the golden age of piracy Captain Hornigold Blokesmith was globally known as the most wanted pirate in the 7 Seas.  He was brash, unkempt and downright unpleasant.  There wasn’t a warship he wouldn’t try to sink nor a trade ship he wouldn’t plunder.  Many a sailor crossed his path but historically very little was known about him.  The only true history of Captain Blokesmith surfaced in his ship logs found many decades later in a hidden cave on the island of Tortola in the east Caribbean.  It told of his plundering and wealth as well as his strategies and tactics for outsmarting the English, Dutch and Spanish. What was always a mystery until the logs were discovered was how he was able to continuously loot ships with seemingly little effort?  The captain’s historical records would show that one of his most notable tactics was that at night he would send 2-3 of his men aboard a small skiff and secretly board his target ship.  Once aboard they would slip in a fine concoction of liquors into the other men’s drinking supply. Quietly, they would slip off and return to Blokesmith.  The following day Captain Blokesmith would follow behind the ship at a distance and patiently wait for the ship to start making highly erratic maneuvers.   By day’s end most of the ship’s crew was downright “hammered” and instead of being capable of fighting they instead willingly surrendered.  This tactic became infamously known to sailors as being “shipwrecked”.  In honor of Captain Hornigold Blokesmith a drink was created on the island of Tortola and is served throughout the British Virgin islands today.  It is infamously known as the “Shipwreck”.  Arrr, be-weary matey!