The Mary Anne
2oz spiced rum (Kraken)
1oz port (Noval Black)
.5oz nutmeg syrup
.5oz cinnamon syrup
Shake and strain over ice. Garnish with 2 blackberries
The spiciness of the rum along with the two spice syrups meld well with the sweet fruitiness of the port. The lemon and lime add just the right amount of bite to keep the cocktail balanced.
Naming cocktails is one of the hardest things about making new drinks. I named this after Mary Read and Anne Bonny. While never receiving the notoriety of such figures as Captain Kidd, they did attract a great deal of attention. The problem with learning about their background, is that there is little documentation of their early lives. The majority of what we know surrounds the last 1 or 2 years of their life.
One notable feature about them, is that they were the only 2 members of Calico Jack’s crew to offer any resistance when his vessel was captured by Captain Jonathan Barnett. For more information regarding their lives please see the books A General History of the Pyrates and Under the Black Flag