Black Tot Day Classic Cocktail Recipes

Black Tot Day is quickly approaching, so make sure you’re prepared!
Honor over 300 years of tradition the right way, with a toast of your favorite Pusser’s Rum cocktail.
If you don’t have a recipe, fear not! We have you covered.
Here are some of our favorite recipes for our classic Black Tot Day cocktails. Enjoy!

Rum Grog

Pusser’s Rum Grog

2 oz. soda water
1 oz. Pusser’s Rum Gunpowder Proof
1 oz. Lime Juice
1-3 Tbsp. Cane Sugar to taste

Serve Cold:
Add sugar and lime juice into a mixing glass and stir to dissolve sugar.
Add Pusser’s Rum and 1 cube of ice to glass.
Stir until ice has diluted to more than half.
Strain into a glass or mug over ice and garnish with a lime.

Serve Hot:
Mix Pusser’s Rum, lime juice, and sugar in a mug.
Top with hot water and stir.

The 18th-century British Admiral Edward Vernon, nicknamed Old Grog for the grogram fabric cloak he wore, attempted to prevent scurvy among his men by serving them a pint of rum a day. The dark navy rum had nothing to do with scurvy, but it did lend itself to “the swinish vice of drunkenness”. As a result, Admiral Vernon ordered that the sailors tot of rum be mixed with water, lime juice and brown sugar–the world’s first cocktail. The drink was named Grog after Admiral Vernon.

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Pusser’s Rum
Gunpowder Painkiller

2 oz. Pusser’s Rum Gunpowder Proof
4 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Cream of Coconut
Freshly grated nutmeg

Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour ingredients into a glass or goblet filled with ice.
Sprinkle with freshly grated nutmeg and serve.

The Pusser’s Painkiller, known as the “Official Cocktail of the British Virgin Islands,” is a delicious blend of Pusser’s Rum, cream of coconut, pineapple juice, orange juice, and nutmeg served on the rocks. When made with Pusser’s Rum Gunpowder proof, this smooth, refreshing cocktail packs an extra punch, perfect for honoring Black Tot Day!

A version of the classic Pusser’s Painkiller® had its start at the six-seat Soggy Dollar Bar on a long stretch of white sand beach at White Bay on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands. It was owned by an English lady, Daphne Henderson.  Boaters, including Pusser’s founder, Charles Tobias, came from distant places to sample her version of the Painkiller for which she’d become locally famous.

Pusser’s Rum
Nelson’s Blood

2 oz. Pusser’s Rum Gunpowder Proof
2 oz. Cranberry Juice
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Lime Juice
1/2 oz. Sugar Syrup
A dash of Angostura bitters

Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
Shake well. Pour into a glass with ice and serve.

Admiral Nelson lost his life while leading his men to victory in the Battle of Trafalgar. Legend has it that his body was transported back to England inside a cask of Pusser’s Rum in order to preserve his body for burial. But the journey back to England was long, and the sailors needed their rum fix, so they drilled a hole in the cask and drank the rum. When they finally arrived back to England, the cask was empty and the rum was gone; Nelson’s pickled body was all that remained. The sailors had been drinking “Nelson’s Blood,” and to this day, the term is often used to describe Pusser’s.