Mutiny Recipe

On April 28, 1789, a mutiny occurred aboard the British vessel, the HMS Bounty. The mutiny was led master’s mate Fletcher Christian against the ship’s captain, Lieutenant William Bligh and happened subsequent to a five month stay on Tahiti. The mutiny was successful and reportedly occurred, in part, due to the wiles of the Tahitian women.


  • 1 1/2 ounces dark rum
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • 1/2 ounce Dubonnet
  • Maraschino cherry


  1. Shake the dark rum, Angostura bitters and Dubonnet in a cocktail shaker with ice.
  2. Strain the contents of the shaker into a chilled cocktail glass.
  3. Drop the maraschino cherry into the drink, and serve.
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