Bar hoping and partaking in the sundowner drinks is a big part of the fun when you take a yacht vacation. Sometimes the drinking starts early and goes all day. But, sometimes it starts about 5pm when the captain of your sailboat trips serves up on of the charter yachts specialty drinks.
It is hard to spend a week on a Caribbean sailing holiday without trying or more of these famous concoctions… iyachtclubs top five drinks to try on your next Caribbean sailing adventure.
FIRST COCKTAIL IS PAINKILLER
People argue about who invented it. Some say it was Pussers. Some say it was invented on the beaches of white bay at the soggy dollar bar. But everyone agrees that a painkiller is awesome…. And simple to make.
- 2 Oz Rum (you preference
- 1 Oz Cream de Coconut (Coco Lopez)
- 4 Oz Pineapple
- 1 Oz Orange Juice
TIP: Pre-mix pineapple, Coco Lopez and OJ in an empty water jug and bring it to the beach. Serve over rum and ice. Shave nutmeg on top. TIP #2, use a flavored rum, like from Cruzan… I particularly like Mango and Banana, but let your imagination run wild.
SECOND COCKTAIL IS TING THING
A ting thing is equal parts amazing and amazingly easy. Ting is a grapefruit soda that is sometimes difficult to find in some parts of the world. Its citrus flavors mix well with rum and vodka, but when you mix it with gin, that is when the magic begins. The floral nature of gin mixes perfectly with Ting, making it an easy to drink and refreshing addition to any sailboat trip.
TING THING RECIPE
- 2 oz of Gin (your preference)
- 6 oz of Ting (the green one, not the pink one)
- TIP. Garnish this drink with a lime and drink it on the front of a catamaran on your next Caribbean sailing vacation
THIRD COCKTAIL IS SEABASTIANS ON THE ROCKS
The next time you take a Caribbean sailing adventure, try to find your way to Apple Bay on Tortola. There, you will find a boutique hotel and bar, called Seabastians by the Sea. The place is nice. The food is good. But, their claim to fame is their blended rum. Most who read this will think this is impossible, that that little bar, in the middle of nowhere, has the best blended rum in the world. Those are are skeptical, take a yacht vacation in the Virgin Islands and try it. I’m sure you will agree.
SEABASTIANS ON THE ROCKS “RECIPE”
- 4 oz of Seabastians blended rum
- TIP. Be careful. It taste a lot like southern sweet tea… but is 80 proof, and straight liquor.
FOURTH COCKTAIL IS LIMIN’ DE COCONUT
Simple yet refreshing, this simple and wonderful drink is perfect on the trampoline of a catamaran on any yacht charter vacation. Another fun-in-the-sun refresher, this one’s easy and hassle-free.
Limin’ de Coconut Recipe:
- 1 1/2 oz. Light Rum
- 1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum
- 1 oz Roses Lime Juice
- 1 oz Coco Lopez
FIFTH COCKTAIL IS COCONUT MARGARITA
Finally, I’d like to introduce to you the perfect margarita… the Coconut Margarita. Like a Seabations on the rocks, this is one to be careful of. This simple blend of 1800 coconut and limes is smooth going down, but can really rock your boat. It makes a nice after dinner cocktail if Mexican is served during your Caribbean sailing vacation and is fast and simple to make.
- Coconut Margarita Recipe
- Mull one whole lime in a highball glass
- Add ice
- Fill glass with 1800 coconut
- TIP. CAREFUL! 🙂
iYachtClub captains and chefs are amazing mixologist. Their goal on any Caribbean sailing adventure is to introduce our guests to all kinds of new tastes and experiences. Make sure you ask them for these, and any other specialty drinks they recommend on your next sailing holiday.