Wanting to stay in the spirit of Gasparilla down to the local alcohol in your drinks? We LOVE that!

If it's as important to you to shop locally as it is to us, then keep reading! We've curated a list of pirate-themed drinks with locally distilled alcohol from Tampa Bay Rum Company and Touch Vodka (depending on what kind of pirate you are!) So vodka girls, rejoice! No one’s taking it away from you on the best day of the year! And those who stick to the theme of the day, we know you’re looking for rum recipes. Luckily, we have both!

Here’s our list of locally distilled alcoholic drink recipes for you and your friends to get into the spirit of Gasparilla during the pregame:

The Wrecked Pirate Cocktail

Do it big with the Wrecked Pirate Cocktail, but be careful not to get wrecked too early! Remember: it's a marathon, not a sprint!

Directions: Mix the three-parts Rum, two-parts pineapple juice, a splash of Curacao, a splash of Lemon Lime Soda, and Lime Juice. Then garnish with fresh pineapple and Maraschino cherries. 

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The Captain Jack

If you’re a rum lover, then Captain Jack is the perfect cocktail for a pirate-themed day like Gasparilla.

  • Ice

  • 2 ounces of Gaspar’s Spiced Rum

  • 1/2 oz. 151-proof rum

  • 3/4 oz. fresh pineapple juice

  • 3/4 oz. fresh lime juice

  • 1/2 oz. Velvet Falernum

  • 1/2 oz. simple brown sugar

  • Pineapple slice for garnish

Directions: mix the ice, rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, Velvet Falernum, and simple brown sugar in a blender. Garnish with a pineapple slice. 


This cocktail packs a punch for your Gasparilla pre-game party. Drink responsibility, or you’ll feel wrecked!

Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. For an extra bit of fun, serve your frozen drink in a hollowed-out coconut or pineapple! Serves 6.

Anchors Away!

Put your anchors away on your favorite day of the year and start the day off right with an Anchors Away! Gasparilla-themed cocktail! 

Directions: Combine all ingredients together in a blender with ice. Blend on high until smooth, pour into a hurricane glass, and serve.

Bahama Mama

Calling all Bahama Mamas! If you need an extra bit of energy, the Gasparilla Brew coffee in this cocktail will have you buzzing!

Directions: Combine all ingredients and pour over cracked ice in a collins glass. Decorate with a strawberry or cherry and serve.

Bay Breeze

Vodka lovers, your time is now! Mix one of these up in the morning to prepare yourself for the long road ahead! 

Directions: Add cubed ice, then add the three-parts Touch One, then add the pineapple juice, and, last but not least, add the cranberry juice for color.

Berry Me in the Sand

Don't get buried in the sand on Gasparilla! You'll want to be up and at 'em, so make sure this cocktail is the only way you feel buried on Gasparilla!

Directions: Pour ingredients over ice in a small highball glass and serve.

Salty Dog

All you salty dogs will need one of these! For those looking for a simple drink with little sugar, this is a drink that will help reduce your hangover! 

Directions: Build in a salt-rimmed highball glass and fill with grapefruit juice.

The Grog

The Grog is a classic pirate cocktail. It's simple, easy, and delicious, so mix one up for all of your fellow pirates this Gasparilla! 

Directions: Add the brown sugar to your shaker, add in a splash of warm water (1 oz.) to dissolve the sugar, and add lime juice. Put in rum, rest of the water, and ice. Shake. Pour over crushed ice and serve.

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