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Guide To Drinking Like A Motherf*ckin’ Pirate

Set sail for the high seas with these contemporary takes on classic pirate cocktails, based on your swashbuckler level.

If you’ve seen every Pirates of the Caribbean movie:

Daiquiri

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The Daiquiri gets an undeserved reputation for being a weak vacation drink — mostly due to its slushy sister — but this cocktail is essentially a modern interpretation of grog. Pirates often mixed rum, sugary water, and lime juice to make the alcohol easier to drink, rid their casks of water of bacteria, and stave off scurvy.   And that’s exactly what you tell people the next time your order one.  

  • 1 1/2 oz White rum

 

  • 1/2 oz Simple syrup

 

 

  • 1 oz Lime juice

 

 

 

Pour all ingredients into shaker with ice cubes. Shake well. Strain in chilled cocktail glass.

 

Bumbo

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Yet another oldie, but goodie, the Bumbo is another health-conscious cocktail created by pirates of yore, but can be surprisingly sweeter than daiquiris.     

  • 2 oz Dark Rum

 

  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

 

 

  • 1/2 tsp Grenadine

 

 

  • 1/4 tsp (grated) Nutmeg

 

 

 

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass.

 

If you’ve always had a fondness for treasure maps and scavenger hunts:

 

Dark and Stormy

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This drink didn’t surface until the mid-20th century, but its Caribbean roots and seafaring imagery made it worthy of joining this list. The ginger beer takes the warming bite out of the rum while maintaining the integrity of the spice.

  • 2 ounces Gosling’s or Myers’s dark rum

 

  • 5 ounces ginger beer

 

 

  • Lime wedge

 

 

 

Pour the rum over ice in highball and fill with ginger beer. Squeeze in the lime wedge.

(Nouveau) Sangaree

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This is not Sangria. Though there are several variations, sangarees are typically less involved than their Spanish counterparts.

  • 2 oz Beaujolais nouveau wine (you may substitute another red wine)

 

  • 1 ½ oz apple brandy

 

 

  • ½ oz gin

 

 

  • ¼ oz dark maple syrup

 

 

  • 2 dashes of Angostura Bitters

 

 

  • thin apple slices

 

 

  • grated cinnamon

 

 

 

Add all the ingredients to a mixing glass and fill with ice. Stir, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with thin apple slices and grated cinnamon.

 

If you’re wearing a hook and eyepatch right now:

 

Barbary Coast

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This is one of those “I’m mostly alcohol and you’re about to call your ex” cocktails. If It’s good enough for 19th century San Franciscan sailors, it’s good enough for you.

But you should probably give your phone to someone else beforehand.

  • ¾ oz. scotch
  • ¾ oz. gin
  • ¾ oz. creme de cacao
  • ¾ oz. cream
  • grated nutmeg

 

Combine ingredients in a shaker, shake well and strain into a chilled glass. Garnish with grated nutmeg.

Fog Cutter (Trader Vic’s version)

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“After two of these, you won’t even see the stuff.”

These are terrifying words from the Fog Cutter’s creator, “Trader Vic” Bergeron. This cocktail bullied the Long Island Iced Tea in middle school. You can swap out the sherry from grenadine if you want to lessen the alcohol content, but this will still hit you where it hurts without apologizing the next day.

  • 1/2 oz Orgeat
  • 2 oz gold rum
  • 1 oz Pisco (a strong, colorless grape brandy)
  • 1/2 oz gin
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz sherry float

 

Place all ingredients with ice in a cocktail shaker, shake until chilled. Strain into a cocktail glass filled with crushed ice and float sherry on top.

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This Danish Supermarket Only Sells Expired Foods and Everyone Loves It

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First World countries are striving to end world hunger, yet they are guilty of wasting a ridiculous amount of food themselves.

Now one country is launching an initiative to change that irony by opening its first food waste supermarket. Denmark has opened its first-ever charity market, which sells surplus produce that are past their fresh date or damaged in such a way that they wouldn’t be sold on the shelves of a typical grocery store.

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The store called WeFood in Denmark’s capital city of Copenhagen sells their produce for 30 to 50% of their value at normal markets. The store is designed for the environmentally conscious and budget-limited consumers who are looking to save money and the planet. Per Bjerre from the Danish NGO behind the initiative, Folkekirkens Nødhjælp, explained to the Independent:

“WeFood is the first supermarket of its kind in Denmark and perhaps the world as it is not just aimed at low-income shoppers, but anyone who is concerned about the amount of food waste produced in this country. Many people see this as a positive and politically correct way to approach the issue.”

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According to statistics, 700,000 metric tons of food are thrown away in Denmark annually. That is the figure after the country reduced its food waste by 25% over five years. Worldwide, 1.3 billion metric tons of food is wasted each year. The number is “ridiculous,” Danish Food and Agriculture Minister Eva Kjer Hansen remarked.

WeFood is collaborating with other supermarkets, chains and importers to provide the products. Volunteers pick up the supplies to help stock WeFood’s shelves. France has taken a similar course of action by banning food waste and requiring supermarkets to donate unwanted food to food banks and charities.

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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Filipino Chef Unleashes $100 24-Karat Gold Donut on the World

A New York chef is selling golden donuts for $100 apiece.

Björn Delacruz sells the 24-karat gold-leafed donuts at Williamsburg, Brooklyn’s Manila Social Club restaurant, where he is executive chef, reports Forbes.

Delacruz’s $100 donuts gained a degree of internet infamy after uploading a picture of his creation to Instagram and then through a First We Feast profile.

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The donuts, which can bought for $1,000 per dozen, are made by hand. Delacruz uses pâte à choux, a typical pastry dough, made from purple ube flour. Purple ube is purple yam from the Philippines, where he was born.

After he fries the doughnuts, he fills them with purple ube mousse and Cristal jelly. He then glazes the doughnuts and covers them in gold leaf.

“The reason I chose Cristal over another type of champagne is because Cristal has really great honey notes which goes great with ube (purple yam),” he told First We Feast. “For me, it’s shiny and it’s golden, but it comes together to create a really great doughnut, as crazy as that sounds. There was a time when I was eating this doughnut while drinking Cristal, and I was like, ‘Oh, this is a great combo!’”

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All of the ingredients come together to create a golden, flaky doughnut with a creamy, purple filling.

Delacruz says he made 20 deliveries of golden doughnuts last Friday to mostly customers purchasing a single doughnut each, with some ordering a full dozen. He says most people who buy his doughnuts want them for a special occasion, like birthdays and proposals.

“People like to celebrate their loved ones in an extreme fashion. They want to do something bordering on ridiculous. They do something with complete passion,”Delacruz told Forbes. “This wasn’t meant to be a big money maker, it was meant to celebrate.”

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

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$1000 Glass Toaster Will Toast Shrimp and Steak to the Perfect Temperature

Toasters just making toast is a thing of the past.  At the EuroCucina 2014 tradeshow in Milan, kitchenware brand Bugatti demonstrated the elite “Bugatti Noun” transparent toaster that claims to cook anything from shrimp to steak. Oh, and regular toast too.

The toaster is made from glass and chrome, reheating and cooking food via semiconductors embedded in the glass. Using heat-resistant cooking bags, the toaster is designed in a way that allows you to cook consistently and without those bulging hot coils which always threaten to burn your hand off.

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The Noun, which is operated through a smartphone app, allows you to search for recipes and send the proper time and temperature directly to the toaster via Bluetooth connection. The Bugatti Noun toaster is set to debut in Europe, with the US to follow at the beginning of 2015.

This innovative device is not for the frugal – for $1000 a pop, this is for people who take their morning toast seriously.

H/T Reviewed

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Show You Mean Meaty Business With These Beef Jerky Business Cards

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We’ve already seen a business card that doubles as a grater but these beef jerky business cards are a game changer.

Just imagine the look you’ll get when you slyly hand over an edible business card instead of the drab glossy standard. Yup, that’s sure to make a tasty first impression.

Created by the aptly named company Meat Cards, these business cards are literally slabs of beef jerky laser etched with your contact information. The jerky is completely edible and lasts up to one year before perishing. These innovative business cards are sure to get you noticed but don’t be too bummed if you don’t get a call back, your acquaintance must have devoured your info, whoops.

Besides business cards Meat Cards also prints birthday cards and postcards. Pricing is currently negotiable all their etched beef products. No word on if other flavors are being offered other than straight up beef but teriyaki or peppered could really let someone know you mean business…delicious, meaty business.

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