The afternoon started off slowly with a nice drive into the suburbs to the liquor store on the way to my friend’s house party.
Upon stopping at the store I had some trouble finding the Rum Drinks section, but after a few minutes of browsing I found it shining in all its glory.
The first rum I looked at was Captain Morgan Black Label Origional Rum, seeing it was going to be a long night and I didn’t fancy a killer headache the next morning, I continued browsing hoping to find a lighter shade of rum. (Also I didn’t want to scare my friends off with the strong rich flavour of the darker rums, best to ease them in!)
As I moved along the shelf I came accross a fancy looking bottle with a pirate (not unlike captain Jack Sparrow of Black Pearl fame – who I find absolutely hilarious I might add – “why the rum?”).
This looked like a good one and after reading that Captain Henry Morgan was “possessed with great charm” winning him “respect of noblemen and the loyalty of his crew“… I felt sure I would be the most popular guy at the party!
So anyway, I like my Rum Drinks to be mixed with dry ginger ale and fresh lime, due to the fact that limes are quite expensive at the moment and that parties are for catching up with old friends not spending half the night slicing and squeezing limes for my drink, I grabbed a squeezy bottle of lime juice (insert screams of horror here – I hear you folks!).
Next on the agenda was a big bag of party ice (more screams…) and a bottle of Diet Dry Ginger Ale – it tastes the same as regular ginger ale and you consume less calories so you can drink more*, its a win win situation!
I set sail to the party which started at 4. I shared my Captain Henry around with a few guys, introducing them to the wonders of rum, which they we very grateful of. However it seemed I was the only one drinking more than a couple of glasses of Henry’s brew and by 2am supplies were getting a little low and my concern for my wellbeing in the morning was growing!
Time to pull the pin then, and hop into my makeshift sofa fold out couch for the night (I highly advise pre-arranging this before a big night of sampling fine rums) and off to la la land I went.
9am I woke after a good nights sleep and braced myself for the inevitable onslaught of head thumping…and to my surprise – no headache! It must have been all those secret Jamaican herbs and spices that they add to the rum, and their secret healing qualities!
After bacon and eggs breakfast and a nice cup of coffee, I set off for home happy that the night I shared my Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold with my friends really was gold!
My Rating of Captain Henry Morgan’s Original Spiced Gold: 4 barrels!
* Dry Ginger folks not rum! I don’t recommend or encourage binge drinking.