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Captain Morgan reveals its ‘darker’ side with new Black Spiced Rum

Posted on: April 17th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Yesterday, Captain Morgan Rum Company introduced the new Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, a premium addition to the brand’s spiced rum collection. The new offering is marketed as “an ideal spirit for adult consumers who choose adventure over convenience. Created with the whiskey occasion in mind, this bold new liquid is best suited for a more interesting night, where the evening drifts into mysterious corners just to see what awaits.” In a nutshell: get ready to lose all inhibitions. Sounds like folks at Captain Morgan have a few tricks up their bottle (wink wink).

Personally, I’m not much of a spiced rum drinker; I’m a whiskey girl – which explains why the new offering appeals to a gal like me. The new Black Spiced Rum is meant to be appreciated like a fine whiskey or used in classic cocktails (like Henry Morgan’s Old Fashioned, recipe below) if you aren’t the on-the-rocks type. Check out the description of the Black Spiced Rum: “Crafted from the finest Caribbean Blackstrap rum and select ingredients, including rich clove spice and premium cassia bark, the liquid is finished with double charred blackened oak for a premium, smooth taste. The bold liquid carries the exotic taste of cinnamon and clove, followed by hints of warm spice and vanilla for a smooth finish.”

The bottle itself looks pretty neat. Masculine with an air of sophistication. As the liquor pours out, the images of Captain Henry Morgan’s casket and skeleton are revealed inside the bottle and on the back of the label, paying tribute to its namesake.

The brand was courteous enough to share a few cocktail recipes with us to utilize the new product:

Henry Morgan’s Old Fashioned

  • 1¼ oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • 3 dashes bitters
  • 1 packet of raw sugar
  • 1 orange twist

Place the orange peel, sugar and a few drops of water in a sturdy rocks glass and muddle with the back of a spoon. Stir the remaining ingredients in a cocktail glass with ice and strain into the rocks glass over fresh ice.

Captain Morgan Black and Buried

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. Zwack Liqueur
  • 3 blackberries
  • 4 oz. cola
  • 1 lemon wedge

Add blackberries to a cocktail shaker and crush with a spoon. Add Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, Zwack and ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a Collins glass over fresh ice and top with cola. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

Captain Morgan Black and Muddy

  • 1 oz. Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
  • ½ oz. raspberry liqueur
  • 4 oz. heavy cream
  • 1 packet of raw sugar
  • 1 raspberry
  • 1 lemon twist

Add sugar to heavy cream and stir until sugar is dissolved. Combine sweetened cream, Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum, and raspberry liqueur in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a raspberry and a lemon twist.

For more information on the new rum or to view more recipes, visit captainmorgan.com.

About the Author - Amy Martin

Author of Her Plate, Amy's love of food, cooking and all things culinary keeps her endlessly plotting what her next meal will be. Her pastimes include creating in (i.e. demolishing) her own kitchen and baking far more sweets than her tiny family could ever eat.

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One Response

  1. Ricky Potts says:

    I am not a rum drinker, either. I prefer vodka to most spirits. That doesn’t mean I will turn down a good drink, especially with these recipes that you have provided. But vodka, whiskey, and tequila would come before rum in my opinion. I also prefer most of my cocktails on the rocks, so I would be very curious to see what this tastes like on the rocks. Or with whiskey stones so you get a slight chill while not watering down the drink.

    Thanks for sharing all of this. I wasn’t aware they were releasing this line. I will have to keep an eye out for it the next time I am at the liquor store. Bottoms up!

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