Pickled Pirate! Blog Posts

  • Egg Nog, The History
    on Dec 22, 2011
    With the holiday season here, it's time for eggnog!  I've always looked forward to this beverage since I was a child (of course I had the non-alcoholic version back then) and I still feel the need to have it in the house every year.  I wond...
  • Tequila Cake!
    on Dec 21, 2011 in Booze Humor
    Try not to hurt yourself!1 cup sugar1 tsp. baking powder1 cup water1 tsp. salt1 cup brown sugarLemon juice4 large eggsNuts1 bottle tequila2 cups dried fruitSample the tequila to check quality. Take a large bowl; check the tequila again to be sure it...
  • Republic Tequila!
    on Aug 2, 2011 in Booze New Orleans Articles
    While drinking margaritas on Bourbon Street in the New Orlean's French Quarter this past weekend, I ran into a really great guy named Tom.  It turns out that Tom is one of the founders of Republic Tequila!  While sampling his 100% organic t...
  • Happy Island!
    on Mar 21, 2011 in Wet Spots Grenadines Grenadine Bars
    A favorite spot for locals and tourists in the Grenadines is a little island called "Happy Island".  Just the name alone makes you want to check it out!  Located near Union Island, this tiny spot has an interesting history.  You see, t...
  • New Orleans Mardi Gras!
    on Mar 11, 2011 in Events New Orleans Holidays
    While New Orleans isn't a tropical "wet spot", it is home to the world's largest free party ... Mardi Gras!  So, I couldn't miss the opportunity to head towards the New Orleans French Quarter for a few days of partying and gettin' pickled! We st...
  • George Town Annual Regatta
    on Mar 4, 2011 in February Events Bahamas
    While I'm visiting New Orleans for Mardi Gras, there's another party going on in the Bahamas!  It lasts for two weeks and attracts hundreds of cruisers from around the world.  It's the Annual George Town Regatta, and if you find yourself in...
  • National Margarita Day!
    on Feb 22, 2011 in February Booze Holidays
    If you need an excuse to sip on one of the nation's favorite cocktails, than here it is.  Today, February 22nd, is National Margarita Day!  Made of tequila, triple sec and lemon/lime juice, the margarita is a well-known beverage that many&n...
  • Nippers n Grabbers - Bahamas
    on Feb 15, 2011 in Wet Spots Bahamas Bahama Bars
    The dock at Nipper's BarOne of the most popular boating and sailing destinations in the world is the Abacos islands in the Bahamas.  Not only are these islands full of white sand beaches and beautiful views, but these boomerang shaped islan...
  • A Pirate Looks At Politics!
    on Feb 10, 2011 in Campaign Honorary Mayor Gonzo
    Honorary Mayor Gonzo MaysAs some of you may already know, the Pickled Pirate has been campaigning for a seat on the council of the Key West and the Florida Keys Honorary Mayor Gonzo Mays.  Well, I'm proud to say that I have been chosen to be on...
  • Jose Cuervo - The Man and the Tequila!
    on Feb 9, 2011 in Booze History Articles
    Being that my favorite pre-mixed margarita is Jose Cuervo Golden (made with Grand Marnier), I started to wonder where the name came from and if there really was a Jose Cuervo.  Just as with Sailor Jerry rum, I found that such a person did e...
  • Pickled on the Mayor's Council?
    on Feb 1, 2011 in Contest
    Okay fellow pirates, listen up!  My golden opportunity has arrived and I need your help!  I've become a finalist for a coveted seat on the Florida Key's Honorary Mayor's Council with Mayor Gonzo Mays!  Woo hoo!  If you don't alrea...
  • Sailor Jerry - The Legend and the Rum!
    on Jan 24, 2011 in Tattoos Booze History Articles
    Since I've become a sailboat owner and lover, I've begun to notice things that I didn't before.  I've started to notice anything that has a theme of boating or tropical living.  Therefore, about a year ago when I walked into the local liquo...
  • Gasparilla - The Pirate
    on Jan 20, 2011 in Pirates History Articles
    The name of Tampa's Gasparilla Pirate Festival comes from the legendary pirate Jose Gaspar, "last of the Buccaneers," who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th century. Gaspar, given to...
  • Gasparilla - A Pirate's Festival
    on Jan 17, 2011 in Events Florida
    The city of Tampa, FL will be invaded by pirates on Saturday, January 29th when it holds its annual Gasparilla Pirate Fest.  Pirates will enter Hillsborough Bay at 11:30am in the world's only tall-masted and fully-rigged pirate ship.&n...
  • Quick Hangover Meals
    on Jan 14, 2011 in Hangovers Videos
    My hero, Anthony Bourdain from the Travel Channel, has made a great video of "Late Night Eats" - 20 second or less meals for the inebriated or those experiencing a hangover.  Just click on the white arrow and enjoy!
  • Badass Beer!
    on Jan 12, 2011 in Booze
    There's a fairly new beer on the market, and it's bad ass!  Yes, I'm talking about Kid Rock's beer, American Badass Beer.  In an interview with the Detroit News, Kid Rock said the following about his beer: "People that like premium beers an...
  • Schooner Wharf Bar - Key West, FLorida
    on Jan 10, 2011 in Florida Bars Florida
    Located in the heart of downtown Key West, the Schooner Wharf Bar always has a party going on!  With live music starting at noon every day and going into the night, you can dance the night away while enjoying great seafood dishes, burgers,...
  • Hangover Cures
    on Jan 6, 2011 in Hangovers Articles
    This past weekend was New Year's Eve (I assume you know that unless you drank way too much) and with all the partying and Mardi Gras season starting today (I live in New Orleans), I wondered what would be the best way to cure a hangover. &n...
  • Chez Pat Bar - St. MartinWant a "wet spot" on a beautiful beach where you can also experience the ultimate setting for windsurfing and family?  Chez Pat bar and restaurant on Galion Beach in St. Martin is the answer! Located on the eastern coast of St Martin, Galio...
  • Tropical New Year's Events
    on Dec 28, 2010 in Events New Years Holidays
    Wondering what to do for New Year's?  Here's a few of the top tropical destinations to ring in the new year.Bahamas:  Nassau is the place to be if you're in the Bahamas for New Year's Eve.  There you can take part in the annual Ju...
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