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Captain Morgan Apple Smash Rum: Good for Pirates and Teachers

We're not sure why National Rum Day, celebrated on August 16, isn't on the same date as International Talk Like a Pirate Day (September 19), but we are sure no one will complain if you throw in an "Arrr, Matey" during happy hour this Thursday, especially if you say it while handing them a fine shot of rum or fun rum cocktail. Fortunately, we've got ideas for both that will keep you and your crew in fine form.

Last week we told you about Captain Morgan Jack-O'Blast, the pumpkin spice rum that's sure to be in your drink rotation this fall. But that's not the only flavored rum you can pour on National Rum Day. Captain Morgan Apple Smash is the green apple flavor mixed with Caribbean rum of your dreams, so if pumpkin isn't your thing, try this lovely bite of fruit.

Oh, and did we mention the bottle is scratch and sniff?

That's right; the round, bright green bottle is the adult version of the stickers you sought out as a kid. It's also definitely an adult drink, coming in at 60 proof and 30 percent ABV.

The apple rum is one of the Captain's line of famed rums, which also includes Captain Morgan Loconut, Cannon Blast, Watermelon Smash, and our favorite, the pumpkin-y Jack-O'Blast.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash rum goes down smooth as a simply chilled shot, but we've got some other ideas and a couple of cocktail recipes for you, too.

Know a teacher? Instead of the traditional red apple, treat them to a shot of Apple Smash after their first day of school.

Love apple pie? Mix Apple Smash with cinnamon whiskey for a beginning of fall treat.

Want to kick up your topping game? Mix a bit of Apple Smash with whipped cream and spoon on the top of pie, apple crisp, ice cream, hot apple cider, or other delicious fall desserts.

Like simple cocktails? Here are two delicious blends just for you.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Soda

  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 oz. Club Soda

How to make: Muddle mint leaves in a highball glass. Add rum and ice, then stir.

Captain Morgan Apple Smash & Ginger

  • 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Apple Smash
  • 4 oz. ginger ale
  • Lime, for garnish

How to make: Pour rum into a glass of your choice, then add ice and stir. Garnish with lime.

Watch: 8 Health Benefits of Rum.