Ok let’s get one thing out of the way. We don’t drink when we sail. We have never and I’m pretty sure we never will. On anchor though… it’s another story.
And for anybody that has been on our boat, you will know: the proudest thing we show off is our bar! Here’s a list of our favorite Drinks for those hot summer days, in any random order:
- Campari Spritz
- Aperol Spritz (Sour)
- Dark and Stormy
We replaced Aperol in our Spritz with Campari a little over a year ago now. It’s not as sweet, and if you add a little orange juice it just becomes the perfect summer drink! Ingredients: Campari, Prosecco/Cava, Ice Cubes and a splash of fresh orange juice. Served best in a biiig wine glass!
Aperol Spritz (Sour)
This was our way of making the Aperol Spritz a little less sweet before we knew about Campari Spritz. Ingredients: Aperol, Prosecco/Cava (yes, we ditch the soda), Ice Cubes, Fresh Orange and Lemon juice! Best served in a big wine glass.
Dark and Stormy (not home-made)
I say “not home-made” because the last two attempts of brewing ginger beer on the boat resulted in an explosion and our galley being covered in sticky yeasty sugarwater. Since then we’ve stuck to bottled Ginger Beer which isn’t uncommon in the Caribbean anyways. Ingredients: Rum, Ginger Beer and Ice Cubes, served in a low tumbler. Probably my favorite drink after dark.
This one is as easy as it is delicious which is probably the reason it can be a little dangereux! Ingredients: Brown Sugar, Fresh Lime Juice and Rum on Ice. Served in a low tumbler. You’ll quickly lose count of how many you’ve had until you’ve had.. well one too many! Jaman – welcome to the Caribbean.
Here the booze is optional. We drink this for example on the next day and trust me this is by far THE BEST DRINK IN THE WORLD… Yup. I totally say this out loud after every sip I take! Ingredients: Fresh juice from 1/2 Grapefruit, Tonic Water (preferably Schweppes) and Ice Cubes. Mixes well with Tequila and don’t forget to cover the rim in salt.
I almost forgot about this one! When I introduced some of my friends to this drink from Mexico, many were put off by the idea and the smell of it. But trust me, it’s delicioso! You basically fill the bottom of a glass with about two finger-widths of the following: some lime juice, salt, tabasco, salt, pepper Worcester sauce then add some ice cubes and fill the glass up with beer. Better yet: add a salt rim to the glass and Tajin seasoning (or chilli powder). Some like to add Tomato juice or Clamato juice but I prefer this version without.
Oh yeah, Jan loves a good Negroni!
Cheers guys 🙂