Jack Tar

Difford's Guide
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There are approximately 186 calories in one serving of Jack Tar.
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Serve in an

Old-fashioned glass


Lime wedge

How to make:

SHAKE all ingredients and strain into ice-filled glass.

1 fl oz Navy rum (54.5% alc./vol.)
1/2 fl oz Bourbon whiskey
1/2 fl oz Rutte Dry Gin
1/4 fl oz Lime juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
1/4 fl oz Demerara / dark Muscovado sugar syrup (2 sugar to 1 water)

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Characterful rum leads with gin and whiskey playing supporting roles with hints of citrus.


Jack is a generic name for all British sailors, derived from Jack Tar in the 18th and 19th centuries. Sailors in those years used high-grade tar in their clothing and hair for waterproofing. The term, "Jack-of-all-trades," described a sailor who could turn his hand to anything, is widely used today.

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