Captain Jack Sparrow Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:~14

Created by

Nic Polotnianko

I fell in love with the art of mixology 6 years ago. Since then, I've honed my skills, crafting a myriad of cocktail recipes, and sharing my passion with other enthusiasts.

Last Updated: January 7, 2024


The Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail is a tribute to the infamous pirate from the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Its creation is inspired by the character's love for adventure and, of course, rum. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a tropical twist on their spirits and seek the thrill of bold flavors.

  • Inspiration: The cocktail takes its cues from the tropical locales that Captain Jack Sparrow often finds himself in.
  • Popularity: It has become a favorite among fans of the films and rum enthusiasts alike.
  • Occasions: Ideal for themed parties or as an exotic summer drink.

How Captain Jack Sparrow Tastes?

The Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail is a harmonious blend of sweet and sour with a robust rum kick. The pineapple juice provides a tropical sweetness, while the lemon juice adds a refreshing tartness. The passionfruit puree introduces a tangy flavor, and the simple syrup balances the acidity. The egg white creates a smooth, frothy texture, making the drink as visually appealing as it is delicious.

Interesting facts about Captain Jack Sparrow

  • Origin: The cocktail's name and theme are based on a fictional character, but the drink itself is a modern creation.
  • Versatility: It can be served on the rocks or straight up, depending on preference.
  • Cultural Impact: The drink's popularity has been bolstered by the enduring appeal of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.


  • Black spiced rum: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Pineapple juice: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Lemon juice: 3 oz(90ml)
  • Simple syrup: 3 oz(90ml)
  • Passionfruit puree: 2 oz(60ml)
  • Egg white: 1 oz(30ml)

Black Spiced Rum

2 oz of Black Spiced Rum gives this cocktail a rich, mysterious character reminiscent of Captain Jack himself. If you use less, you won't get that full-bodied pirate vibe. Use more, and you might be walking the plank from too much boozy punch. No rum, no fun! And in place of black spiced rum, dark rum could also sing sea shanties in this drink, but the spice might be missed.

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Pineapple Juice

2 oz keeps you afloat on tropical seas; it's the right amount for a balanced sweet-tartness. Less juice makes the rum walk the plank alone, and more might lead to a mutiny of overpowering sweetness. A cocktail without pineapple juice in this mix is like a ship without sails.

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Lemon Juice

3/4 oz adds that zesty tang, helping to prevent scurvy among the crew – kidding! But really, it cuts through the sweetness and keeps everything shipshape. Less could make the cocktail too sweet; more might make it too tart. A squeeze of lime could be an alternative, altering the citrus profile with a greener tang.

Alex Green

Simple Syrup

3/4 oz ensures the rough seas are calm and the flavors are well-balanced. Without it, you might find yourself in tart waters. A richer alternative like honey or agave nectar could be used, but they might overpower the cocktail's more subtle flavors with their distinctive tastes.

Emma Rose

Passionfruit Puree

2/3 oz brings an exotic flair – a treasure chest of flavor. Less puree and you’re missing out on the booty, more and it might be like falling off the edge of the map. If substituted with mango puree, you’d still keep the tropical vibe but with a different kind of sweet adventure.

Mary Mitkina

Egg White

1 oz creates that smooth, foamy top – like calm seas after a storm. Without it, the texture of the cocktail is like a ship with no sails; it won't feel right as it crosses the palate. Using aquafaba can be a vegan's life raft as a substitute and will still give that silken sea foam.

Alex Green

Recipe. How to make Captain Jack Sparrow Drink

  1. Combine all ingredients in a shaker without ice and shake vigorously (dry shake) to emulsify the egg white.
  2. Add ice to the shaker and shake again until well-chilled.
  3. Double strain into a chilled coupe glass.
  4. Optionally, garnish with a slice of pineapple or a sprig of mint.

Pro Tips

  • Dry Shake: Always start with a dry shake when using egg whites to ensure a good froth.
  • Chill Your Glass: A chilled glass will keep your cocktail cold longer and enhance the drinking experience.
  • Double Strain: To ensure a smooth cocktail, double strain to remove any ice shards or pulp.

Perfect Pairings


  • Grilled shrimp skewers: The sweetness of the shrimp pairs nicely with the tropical flavors of the rum and pineapple.
  • Coconut crusted chicken tenders: The creamy coconut complements the cocktail's rich, fruity notes.


  • Caribbean jerk chicken: The spices in the jerk seasoning harmonize with the warmth of the black spiced rum.
  • Sweet and spicy glazed salmon: The sweet and tangy glaze echoes the sweet, citrus, and tropical notes of the cocktail.


  • Pineapple upside-down cake: A classic choice that shares a key ingredient with the cocktail, enhancing the pineapple's presence.
  • Coconut panna cotta: A light, creamy dessert that can balance the cocktail's complexity without overshadowing it.

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What you could change in Captain Jack Sparrow

  • Black Spiced Rum: You can substitute with a dark rum or a regular spiced rum if black spiced rum is not available.
  • Passionfruit Puree: Mango puree can be used as an alternative for a different tropical twist.
  • Egg White: For a vegan option, aquafaba (chickpea water) can replace the egg white.

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And of course - twists🍹

The Black Pearl

  • Swap Black Spiced Rum for Navy Strength Rum for a more potent kick.
  • Add a splash of coffee liqueur for a dark, mysterious depth.
  • Garnish with three coffee beans to signify health, wealth, and happiness.

This twist is stronger and bolder, with the coffee flavours enhancing the cocktail's complexity - perfect for when you want to sail into darker waters.

The Calypso

  • Replace Black Spiced Rum with Coconut Rum for a softer, sweeter profile.
  • Introduce a dash of nutmeg as a garnish to play with the tropical theme.
  • Float a layer of dark rum on top for an alluring, two-tone effect.

Sweet, with a silky coconut allure, this twist adds a magical touch, much like the enchantress herself – enchanting to the last sip.

Shipwrecked on Tortuga

  • Substitute simple syrup with maple syrup for a richer sweetness.
  • Include a dash of cinnamon for a warm, spicy note.
  • Top with crushed ice and a sprig of thyme for a 'stranded on an island' appearance.

A rustic, earthy rendition of the cocktail; it's as if you've found an old bottle of rum on the shores of Tortuga and concocted a drink with island ingredients.

In case you forgot basics how to make Captain Jack Sparrow

The basic composition of simple syrup is relatively straightforward – a 1:1 ratio of sugar and water. This mixture is heated until the sugar dissolves, resulting in a clear, sweet syrup.

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Add your ingredients to the shaker first, then ice. Fill it up to ¾ of its capacity to ensure enough space for shaking. Hold the shaker with both hands (one on the top and one on the bottom) and shake vigorously. The shake should come from your shoulders, not your wrists.

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Place your chosen strainer on top of the shaker or mixing glass, ensuring a secure fit. Pour the cocktail into a glass through the strainer, which will catch solid ingredients and ice. If double straining, hold the fine mesh strainer between the shaker and the glass.

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Garnishing a bar drink depends on the type of garnish and the cocktail. Generally, it involves preparing the garnish (like cutting a citrus wheel or picking a sprig of mint), and then adding it to the drink in a visually appealing way (like perching it on the rim or floating it on top).

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Frequently Asked Questions on Captain Jack Sparrow

What type of glass is best for serving the Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail?

Traditionally, a chilled coupe glass is used for this cocktail to enhance the aesthetic and taste.

Can I make the Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail in a batch for a party?

Yes, you can mix a larger quantity of the ingredients except for the egg white, and then add and froth the egg white individually per serving.

Is there a non-alcoholic version of the Captain Jack Sparrow?

To make a non-alcoholic mocktail version, substitute the rum with a non-alcoholic dark spirit alternative or simply increase the amount of pineapple juice and passionfruit puree.

How can I garnish the Captain Jack Sparrow cocktail if I don't have pineapple?

Consider garnishing with a lime wheel, an orange slice, or a sprig of mint for a fresh touch.

What is the best way to measure the ingredients for this cocktail to ensure it is well-balanced?

Use a jigger for precise measurements, ensuring the right balance of sour, sweet, and alcohol.

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