Captain's Bounty Cocktail Recipe

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Alcohol %:20

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's Bounty is a modern cocktail, created by adventurous bartenders looking to bring a taste of the high seas to their patrons. This cocktail is perfect for those who enjoy a strong, rum-based drink with a hint of tropical flair.

  • It's a favorite among those who appreciate a good pirate story or simply enjoy a robust, flavorful cocktail.

  • The Captain's Bounty is often served at pirate-themed parties or gatherings, adding an extra layer of fun and authenticity to the event.

How Captain's Bounty Tastes?

The Captain's Bounty is a robust, full-bodied cocktail. It's strong, with the rum providing a powerful punch. The pineapple juice adds a sweet, tropical note, while the lime juice gives it a slight tartness. The hint of ginger brings a warm, spicy undertone, making this a complex and satisfying drink.

Interesting facts about Captain's Bounty

  • The Captain's Bounty is a modern cocktail, with its origins in the 21st century.

  • Despite its recent creation, it has quickly gained popularity, especially among rum enthusiasts.

  • The cocktail's name, Captain's Bounty, is a nod to the pirate theme and the rich, bountiful flavors within the drink.


A few good options for Captain's Bounty are:

  • Brockmans
  • Silent Pool Gin
  • Hendrick's Gin

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Dark Rum

Dark Rum brings a deep, molasses-rich sweetness and a warm buzz that's like a hug from an old seafaring friend. At 2 oz, it's just enough to let the rum sing without making you walk the plank. Drink less, and your cocktail might not have enough backbone; drink more, and ye be sailin' toward dangerous waters.

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Pineapple Juice

1 oz of Pineapple Juice? It's like the sun's rays on a sandy beach - tropical and sweet. This nectar ties the knot between the rum and lime, balancing the crew quite nicely. Less pineapple might leave you lost at sea with a tart drink, while more could cause a mutiny by sweetness.

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Lime Juice

Ahoy, 0.5 oz Lime Juice! This sharp citrus is the splash of the waves against the prow. It cuts through the sweetness, keeping the scurvy at bay and the flavors shipshape. Skimp on it, and the drink becomes a one-note samba; overload it, and you'll capsize into sour waters.

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Ginger Syrup

0.5 oz Ginger Syrup, the spice that whispers tales of exotic ports. It's a gentle bite that warms the belly and sparks the soul. Too timid with it, and your drink might be too mellow; too generous, and you're in a gingerbread man's nightmare.

Mary Mitkina


Ice, the silent guardian. It chills, it dilutes, it's the unsung hero of the high seas of mixology. Without it, ye be drinking a grog fit for the bilge.

Alex Green

Pineapple Slice

A Pineapple Slice garnish is the Jolly Roger flag atop this tasty treasure. It adds aroma and the promise of a tropical getaway with every sip.

Emma Rose

Ginger Slice

A slice of Ginger for garnish is the rogue wave that surprises and delights, adding spice and flair to your cocktail's presentation.

Mary Mitkina

Recipe. How to make Captain's Bounty Drink

  1. Fill a shaker with ice.

  2. Add the dark rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, and ginger syrup to the shaker.

  3. Shake well until the mixture is chilled.

  4. Strain the mixture into a glass filled with ice.

  5. Garnish with a slice of pineapple and a slice of ginger.

Pro Tips

  • Use fresh pineapple juice for the best flavor.

  • Shake the cocktail until the shaker becomes frosty. This ensures the drink is well-chilled.

  • Use a high-quality dark rum for a richer, more complex flavor.

Perfect Pairings


  • Cheese platters: especially those featuring aged cheddar that can stand up to the robust flavors of the dark rum.
  • Grilled shrimp or fish: the tangy citrus notes in the cocktail complement seafood well.

Main Courses

  • Jerk chicken: the spicy and bold flavors of Jamaican cuisine pair excellently with the spicy ginger and sweet pineapple.
  • Coconut-based curries: the sweetness of the cocktail will contrast the creaminess of coconut and spices in the curry.


  • Tropical fruit salad: enhances the pineapple juice component of the drink.
  • Dark chocolate desserts: the richness of dark chocolate will be nicely cut through by the acidity in the lime juice and the sharpness of the ginger.

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What you could change in Captain's Bounty

  • Rum: You can substitute the dark rum with white rum for a lighter flavor.

  • Ginger Syrup: If you don't have ginger syrup, you can use a small piece of fresh ginger muddled with simple syrup.

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Spiced Bounty

  • Use spiced rum instead of dark rum to add an extra layer of complexity with notes of vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • The flavor will be slightly more complex and warming - perfect for when the sea breeze has a bite to it.

Citrus Gold

  • Swap out the lime juice for lemon juice and add a splash of orange liqueur.
  • This drink will have a golden citrus hue and a richer citrus profile fit for navigating the treacherous tropical waters of flavor.

Ginger’s Revenge

  • Double the ginger syrup and add a few dashes of bitters.
  • This concoction is a spicy tempest in a glass, sure to awaken any weary sailor and possibly summon a ginger-bearded sea spirit.

In case you forgot basics how to make Captain's Bounty

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's Bounty

What types of rum would you recommend for the Captain's Bounty cocktail?

For the best results, you should use a high-quality dark rum. However, brands such as Appleton Estate, Bacardi Black, and Myers's Original Dark can also work well.

Can I make the Captain's Bounty cocktail alcohol-free?

Yes, you can make an alcohol-free version by substituting the dark rum with a non-alcoholic rum alternative or a mix of tropical fruit juices.

How can I make my own ginger syrup at home for the Captain's Bounty cocktail?

Making ginger syrup at home is quite easy. All you need is fresh ginger, sugar, and water. Boil them together until the sugar is dissolved, then let it cool before using.

Is there any special occasion to serve the Captain's Bounty cocktail?

While the Captain's Bounty cocktail can be enjoyed at any time, it's especially popular at summer gatherings and pirate-themed parties due to its tropical flavor profile and fun backstory.

Is Captain's Bounty a strong cocktail?

Yes, Captain's Bounty is considered a strong cocktail due to its high content of dark rum. You may adjust the amount of rum according to your preference for a less potent version.

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