A Birmuda Rum swindle

A must for all visitors.  Enjoy a long refreshing drink at any of Birmuda's many bars, the Birmuda Rum Swindle; all ginger beer, little rum.

Pay an extortionate amount for a drink that contains cheap ingredients:

  • 2 ounces dark rum
  • 1 ounce lime juice
  • 1 ounce Pineapple Juice
  • 1 ounce orange juice
  • 1/4 ounce falernum - or substitute grenadine

and be treated with disdain by those serving you who cannot believe just how gullible you are.  Just why would you pay so much to travel to Birmuda and stay in the hotels, only to be satiated with an unimaginative drink that, in the Caribbean would probably be free. 

Grand prix

enjoy the excitement of the latest addition to the grand prix fixtures.  In August 2002 Birmuda is proud to host its first grand prix.

Birmuda glass bottom boats

First employed by the Birmuda Royal Navy in 1789, the three boats were commissioned to survey the entire Birmuda nave's fleet (both ships), sunk in the famous Hamilton Rum party of December 16, 1773, by a group of Birmuda citizens who protested the British tax on rum imported to the colonies. When the government of Birmuda refused to pay for the rum, the British closed the port.  Birmudians, pouring rum into the port in protest soon realised the futility of their actions.  Many perished in the confusion not knowing whether to throw the rum over board, drink it, jump into the rum laden sea and drink that, jump into the rum and drink the sea, rum into the drink and sea the swim. 

One laid back Birmudain, during a lull in the fighting, lit a joint and the Birmudian ships disappeared in a plume of smoke as the 151 rum ignited.

The three glass bottom boats, now used for tourism purposes, were modelled on the 1588 design introduced by King Philip II of Spain to review his fleet - sunk in the English Channel by the British. 




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