Captain Kidd
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Captain Kidd
Cocktail recipe

Rating

3.52 / 5
"I usually drink Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer. One night at home I put some ice in a short glass, poured in my rum and found it was not quite ... more "I usually drink Bundaberg Rum and Ginger Beer. One night at home I put some ice in a short glass, poured in my rum and found it was not quite a full drink’s worth. Reaching to the back of the cupboard I put my hands on a bottle of Drambuie. ‘Why not?’ I thought, and so the Captain Kidd was born. I decided I would name it after a Scottish pirate, bringing together the Scottish heritage of Drambuie and the sea faring origins of rum. Enjoy!" - Unknown author
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Dark rum
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11.43% | 2.4 units *

Lowball glass

Ingredients

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Method
How to make a Captain Kidd

Serves 1 · Takes 3 minutes
Pour all ingredients over a generous amount of ice in a short glass
Stir and serve

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FAQ's

INGREDIENT_SUBSTITUTIONS

Can I substitute another type of rum for the dark rum in the Captain Kidd cocktail?

Yes, you can substitute another type of rum for the dark rum in the Captain Kidd cocktail. However, the flavor profile might change slightly. Light rum can make the drink milder, while spiced rum can add a more complex flavor. It is best to experiment to find your preferred taste.

GARNISHING_TIPS

What are some garnishing tips for the Captain Kidd cocktail?

A slice of lime or a twist of lime peel can add a fresh zesty note to the Captain Kidd cocktail. Additionally, a sprig of mint or a few slices of fresh ginger could complement the ginger beer and Drambuie's spicy flavors, enhancing the drink's overall presentation and taste.

SERVING_SUGGESTIONS

What is the best way to serve the Captain Kidd cocktail?

The Captain Kidd cocktail is best served cold in a lowball glass. Make sure the ingredients are well stirred and not shaken. Serving it over a large ice cube can minimize dilution while keeping the drink cold for longer. Accompanying the drink with a small plate of nuts or crispy snacks can enhance the drinking experience.

ALCOHOL_CONTENT_COMPARISON

How does the alcohol content of the Captain Kidd compare to other cocktails?

With an alcohol content of 11.43%, the Captain Kidd cocktail falls into the moderate range of alcohol concentration for mixed drinks. It is stronger than light cocktails like a Mimosa (around 10% alcohol by volume) but less potent than high-alcohol content drinks like a Manhattan or Martini (which can go up to 30% ABV or higher), making it a good choice for those preferring a moderately strong beverage.

SEASONAL_TIME_RECOMMENDATIONS

When is the best time of year to enjoy the Captain Kidd cocktail?

The Captain Kidd cocktail, with its warming notes of ginger and the richness of dark rum and Drambuie, is perfectly suited for the cooler months of autumn and winter. Its bold flavors can be particularly comforting and provide a sense of warmth during chilly evenings. However, it can also be enjoyed year-round, especially on cooler summer nights.

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