The Pilgrim is a sweet and spicy rum-based cocktail that uses a fairly unusual ingredient, pimento liqueur. This is a traditional Jamaican liqueur that resembles the powdered allspice, that is widely used in cakes and desserts. Often drunk as an aperitif, the Pilgrim is an interesting drink that really isn’t like anything else.
Originating in the USA, the Applejack cocktail was originally made using 80 to 100 proof brandy. The French use Calvados, which is far more subtle and fruity in comparison.