#ThirstyThursday: Captain Morgan White Rum x Firefly Music Festival Edition
Welcome to #ThirstyThursday, where our resident spirited soldier Ru Porter highlights some of the doper libations to hit the beverage industry. With our thirst for knowledge, our love of food and cocktails, you can count on YouGottaEatThis.com to school you on what to eat and drink at select hang out spots. So feel free to join in as we tip our hats to Captain Morgan and his flavored white rum variants that will be making a huge tidal wave at the 2015 Firefly Music Festival on June 18-21, in Dover Delaware.
Outdoor festivals are more than just music. They are multiple opportunities to socialize, relax, meet new friends, eat and of course, drink (if you’re 21 and over). Since Captain Morgan is big on entertainment and night life, the Caribbean-based spirit brand decided to sponsor the four-day Firefly Music Festival to introduce white rum imbibers to a fresh take on a handful of island-inspired classic cocktails to enjoy. As a result of their successful white rum launch in 2014, the Diageo label extended the Captain’s fleet using five times distilled sparkling Caribbean water infused with cane molasses.
The outcome yielded three signature cocktails: The Piña Thunder (inspired by the Piña Colada using Captain Morgan Pineapple), The Shark Puncher made with Captain Morgan Coconut Rum for modern tropical punch) and From Dusk Til Daiquiri — a twist on The Hemingway Daiquiri using Captain’s Grapefruit expression.