Sugar Island Coconut Rum Cocktail, Astoria

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Sugar Island rum originally caught my eye because of the awesome mermaid on the label. It looks like a pirate tattoo, and the rest of the label (the name, the font) contributes to that rugged, Caribbean, swashbuckler vibe. It would make an adorable adult gift; I’ve found that alcohol is usually a safe bet to bring a hostess or the honoree of a birthday party.

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Made with Caribbean sugarcane (but produced in California), Sugar Island wants drinkers to “embrace the myth” –

In 1731, in accordance with the Regulations relating to His Majesty’s Service at Sea, British sailors were given a daily ration of rum. Coincidentally, mermaid sightings in the Caribbean rose significantly around this time. Sailors believed mermaids rescued shipwrecked sailors and brought them to Sugar Island. Many great ships have been lost at sea forever, chasing mermaids and looking for the mythical island…

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Doesn’t’ that just get you in…

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