Ah, cocktail hour. When my father is on board, the passage plan
must show the anchor down by 16:30, or he will not approve it.Our
faves:1. Gin martini with olives, on the rocks. Just a drop of
3. Pimm’s Cup
4. An unnamed one which I made up, a
modified screwdriver — vodka, orange juice, cayenne pepper sauce.
Just a simple Vodka Martini/olive. Used to like Gin but I tink it starred ta messs up me hhaed..hed…..head!
Our internationally famous rum punch is called “Joy Juice” – not designed to
remove any knickers, but to SPREAD THE JOY. (Our boat is s/v More Joy
Everywhere. Yes, sometimes the irony gets pretty thick.)
The Joy Juice
recipe is super top secret. Just kidding. Take a two quart pitcher. Add one
quart of juice. Like mango, orange, grapefruit, pineapple, and/or papaya, and
include a dash of grenadine -pretty color. One quart alcohol. Various rums
(coconut, mango, dark, spiced – but I NEVER use bacardi paint thinner),
vodka (maybe flavored), and a few splashes of amaretto, and/or other liquors
that might be yummy, like chambord or grand marnier. Serve with a bit of ginger
ale, club soda, or sprite for the wimps who can’t take it straight up
My favorite cocktail after anchoring is
a good agua de XXX whatever fruit i can find–limon, pina, mango, melon,
whatever–NO alcohol. and fresh water,not
mineralized bubble water..yukkkkkky
I guess my choice of cocktail depends where we are at anchor and what
I have available.Morning in a beautiful quiet spot- a mimosa is a
beautiful way to start the day. Usually, on a mooring or dock because you
tend to get lazy even after one.
In Mexico,the drink
was rum with pineapple, touch of orange,mango and guava juices. With that much
vitamin C it’s no wonder cruisers are a healthy bunch!! Or a regular ol’
margarita- on rocks with salt. Back home recently I ordered a margy- they
brought the frozen stuff-ugh! Forgot they made those.
friends have started us doing a sort of margarita- only they use silver
tequila,triple sec and they squeeze in fresh grapefruit juice. It’s a refreshing
change & not so sweet.Of course, enjoying a beautiful sunset-Grand
Mariner in a crystal glass is perfect!
Just whack the top off the coconut, and add a splash of rum, it doesn’t get any
better than that.
Good rum & coconut water. Simple, natural, and 100% tropical ingredients.