Celebrating the Life of Captain Morgan... With Rum

The tale of Captain Morgan ends like this: After manhandling the Spanish at Fort San Lorenzo and Panama City, Morgan was carted back to England to stand trial for violating the 1670 Peace Treaty of Madrid.

He beat the rap. Wink, wink. And the British government expressed it's disdain by making him the Lieutenant Governor of Jamaica, where he lived out the remainder of his days before dying of gout in 1688. He's the only Caribbean pirate to retire and die of natural causes.

That's cause for celebration but if banging down a flight of captain an' cokes will prevent you from squeezing your ass into your 34" APC denims, there's another more calorie-friendly option: Rum x Coconut water - a fan favorite among the locals in Port Antonio, Jamaica.

1. Fill a glass with ice.

2. Pour a 1/2 glass of your favorite Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum

3. Fill the remainder of the glass with coconut water (Rihanna drinks it, so it must be delicious).

4. Stir and garnish with lime.

PS - Don't drink and sail. Just because Captain Morgan ran some ships aground doesn't mean you have to.