Pirate Chest

August 8, 2012

Author Notes: Some years ago during a trip to France I bought a bottle of chestnut-flavored liqueur. While it goes well with foie gras, I don't make that at home very often. And now that they've banned that delicacy here in California I had to find something else to do with it. It was hot outside, so I came up with this Caribbean-style drink. It's in the same general family as a Rum Runner but less fruity and more nutty - a balance of fruit and nut is what I was going for. I know you probably don't have a bottle of chestnut liqueur in your bar but you can substitute Amaretto or any other nut-flavored liquor. Still, the 'chest' is for the chestnut.ProfPessimist

Serves: 1


  • 1.5 ounces rum
  • .5 ounces triple sec
  • .5 ounces liqueur de Chataigne or Amaretto
  • 1/4 lime
  • 2 dashes Aztec Chocolate Bitters (Fee Brothers or other)
  • 3 sprigs mint
In This Recipe


  1. At the bottom of a cocktail shaker, muddle two sprigs of the mint with the rum.
  2. Add some ice. Then add the rest of the ingredients, squeezing the lime juice out of the lime and into the cocktail shaker.
  3. Shake gently for 10-15 seconds. Then strain out into a martini glass. Use the last sprig of mint as a garnish.

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