Ever wondered how Jamaica started making the Ginger Beer we all enjoy? The history centers around Pirate Calico Jack, (John “Jack” Rackham) who was executed in Port Royal, Jamaica on 18 November 1720.
Pirate Calico Jack is most remembered for three things:
- bringing the taste of his motherland ginger beer to Jamaica;
- the design of his popular Jolly Roger flag, a skull with crossed swords; and
- having female crew members on his ship.
Ginger beer is excellent on its own, served cold or on ice. Why not try some of Pirate Calico Jack’s special mixed drinks? Try it with beer to make a delicious ‘Shandy’, with dark rum for a ‘Perfect Storm’ or with vodka for a ‘Moscow Mule’. Be adventurous and invent your own mixes.
Ingredients: Carbonated Water, Sugar, Natural and Artificial Ginger Flavour, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Sodium Benzoate preservative), Gum Arabic, Sucralose