Bosun Bird

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Discerning Drinkers (56 ratings)

Serve in a

Coupe glass

Garnish:

Skewered Luxardo maraschino cherry

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients with ice and fine strain into chilled glass.

1 fl oz Jamaican aged blended rum with funk
1/2 fl oz Green Chartreuse (or alternative herbal liqueur)
1/2 fl oz Triple sec liqueur (40% alc./vol.)
1/2 fl oz Luxardo Maraschino liqueur
3/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
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Review:

Select the right rum (see Jason's recommendations below) and you have what he aptly describes as "a Last Word Jamaica daiquiri."

History:

Adapted from a recipe created in 2022 by Jason E. Clapham at the St. Edward's MCR at Oxford. Jason recommends this cocktail is made using "a medium-ester rum such as the Berry Bros Jamaica rum from their Classic Range, or Plantation Xaymaca."

Also known as Tropicbirds, Bosun Birds are medium-sized white tropical seabirds found in all the major oceans across three varieties: Red-billed; Red-tailed and White-tailed. They own their Bosun Bird name to the era of the sailing ship when their call was said to resemble the sound of a bosun's whistle.

Bosun is the oldest rank in the Royal Navy, the most senior rate of the deck department and responsible for the components of a ship's hull. As the deck foreman, the boatswain plans the day's work and assigns tasks to the deck crew.

A bosun's whistle is a pipe with a hole opened and closed by the hand of the player to change its pitch. Historically the high pitch boatswain's call was used by the bosun to pass commands to the crew when their voice could not be heard over heavy seas. In modern-day use, it's best known for piping aboard an important guest. Part of this ceremony, "manning the side", originates in summoning a party of sailors, known as "side boys", to hoist the visitor aboard using a bosun's chair when the weather was too rough for the use of ladders.

Nutrition:

One serving of Bosun Bird contains 185 calories.

Alcohol content:

  • 1.8 standard drinks
  • 25.68% alc./vol. (51.36° proof)
  • 25 grams of pure alcohol
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