Sunday, June 15, 2008

Rrr! Pirate Tap Handle

Yet another good find on eBay. This wooden pirate figure was about $6 with shipping. Another $1.25 buys a threaded insert sized to fit the tap. Other tap handles can be quite expensive and making your own can give any home tap/draft system its own custom character.

The best part about this scurvy dog is that it looks like a good friend I like to call, Captain Dennis. He's a huge fan of a yearly pirate festival at Two Harbors on Catalina Island called Buccaneer Days. The festival takes place at the start of October and draws a large crowd to the island. The little town of Two Harbors teems with dirty pirates and skanky wenches, perfect for a weekend of drunken debauchery.

Somewhere in the mix, you'll find Captain Dennis firing off his canon and toasting, "Here's to you, here's to me, and may we never disagree, but if we do, fuck you!'s to me!"

We keep a collection of rum on our "top shelf" behind the kegerator for sipping and making our favorite pirate drinks. We keep Mount Gay, Extra Old in the decanter. To the left is rum direct from the Caribbean. Hmm, looks like we're out of our staple spiced rum, Sailor Jerry. I'm also a big fan of Captain Morgan's Private Reserve.

The most consumed rum drink is, by far, the Skinny Pirate!

Skinny Pirate:

Fill glass with ice.
Mostly spiced rum.
Splash of Diet Coke.
Mix with hooked hand.
Pillage at will.

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