If you've been in a few bars, you probably know how secretive bartenders can be about their specialties. But sometimes, if you're very lucky - or the bartender is drunk - you can squeeze a recipe or two out of them. Case in point: the Smuggler's Jug, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
(That's in Canada.)
Anyhow, a Jug Special, assuming they still make 'em these days, is a big, fishbowl-sized beverage that's just delicious, even if it does veer dangerously into chick-drink territory. And my old drinkin' buddy Lloyd must've sweet-talked somebody there into coughing up the recipe, because he was kind enough to pass it on to me. So without further ado:
1 ounce white rum
1/2 ounce vermouth
1/2 ounce apricot brandy
It won't put hair on your chest, but it sure does taste good.