December 5, 2017 – The guy with a man cave has plenty of socks and he doesn’t want a tie. What he does want is Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum with two collectible oil can mugs featuring Sailor Jerry’s pin up girl. The gift pack, which is a reasonable $14.99 MSRP, is dubbed “Jerry Loves Ginger”. Not sure if that’s the name of his pin up or suggestion for pairing the spiced rum. We’ll settle for both!
Sailor Jerry was born Norman Keith Collins in 1911. Even as a youngster he was somewhat cantankerous causing his father to dub him “Jerry” after the family’s cranky mule. He is remembered as a tattoo artist who set up shop in Honolulu where he decorated servicemen on leave during the war with hula girls and intricate designs.
Sailor Jerry’s Spiced Rum is a great base for interesting cocktails accentuating warm ginger flavors, perfect for cold weather. The oil can mugs bring a touch of humor, and history, to any bar – man cave, tiki or even the stuffiest – especially the stuffiest!
We covered Sailor Jerry last Memorial Day and we have some more recipes below. There are also recipes on the gift box for Ginger Spiced Negroni, Ginger Old Fashioned and Jerry Loves Ginger.
1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum ¾ part homemade ginger syrup ½ part fresh lime juice
Method: Add all ingredients to empty mixing glass then fill with ice. Shake vigorously. Double strain into chilled cocktail glass and garnish with candied ginger.
2 parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum Juice of half a lime 1.5 parts simple syrup 8 mint leaves Amber Lager
Method: Muddle simple syrup and mint. Add Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum over shaved ice. Double strain. Serve in beer mug or pint glass on the rocks. Top with Amber Lager. Garnish with lime and mint.
SAILOR JERRY CHERRY
1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum 3 parts Q Ginger Beer 1 cherry 2 dashes cherry bitters
Method: Build Sailor Jerry and Q Ginger Beer over ice. Top with dashes of cherry bitters. Garnish with a cherry.