warning...do NOT try this at home
St. Augustine March 2011
Pirates added gunpowder to rum as a proof test.
If the gunpowder and rum mixture did not ignite,
it was under proof—watered down rum.
Blackbeard the Pirate is the most famous consumer of gunpowder rum.
Gunpowder and rum were also used by pirates to create tattoos.
Nowadays it’s safer to stick with
Captain Morgan’s Tattoo brand rum...
and a monogrammed tattoo in thread
I don’t imbibe Captain Morgan’s while thread tattooing