Pacific Northwest is Paradise
Originally uploaded by toastfloats.
Our good friends on s/v Reverie introduced us to the “Dark and Stormy” our first summer out. Rum, ginger ale, and fresh squeezed lime on ice combine to create a really tasty and refreshing cocktail which works well on a sunny evening anchorage. Dr C, however, felt: (1) it would be déclassé to crib someone else’s signature drink; and (2) Don Quixote deserved a more fruity, elaborate offering to suit her quixotic nature. So, he started experimenting with fruit nectars, coconut milk, and god only knows what else.
Ironically, after many thick, sweet, and increasingly demented variations on your basic piña colada, we circled around almost back to where we started. As an acknowledgment of our inspiration, I dubbed this a Stormy Sunset.
4 oz apricot nectar
4 oz ginger ale
1 oz fresh lime juice (or a drizzle of the bottled stuff)
2 oz rum
Serve in a big tumbler on ice in the cockpit when the sun is still warm but just touching the tops of the trees. Best served when you’ve got friends aboard. Note, you can make this with any “orange” juice or nectar. Variations we’ve tried include mango, orange, and passion fruit. We like it best with the apricot, though.
Hmmm, looks like a rip off of this one. http://www.drinksmixer.com/drinkp16q134.html
Such a disappointment.
Ooo... not a ripoff. That's such a strong and nasty word. Heh. There are so many drink masters out there, I'm not sure it's possible for a novice like us to come up with something truly new. Though I must say, that one sounds good but much sweeter and pineappley then ours. I think we'll try it!
I just read the rest of your recent blog. May I say you have a wonderful drink there, perhaps the best I've ever seen, and the incredible talent to make it perfectly....Ohhh how I wish I could take the above statement back. You wouldn't go Kaczynski on someone who just made a little joke?
I do hope you guys have many warm and nice days ahead!
If ever a family had an excuse to tip over and start shooting... *laughs* However, we're back in the land of cheap wine and rum. So you're safe, schoonerdog.
Hmmmnnn, I think the "signature drink" for the Zombie Princess was -
something nonalcoholic (optional)
Tanna leaves (3 for life, 9 for movement) [from Karloff's "The Mummy"] (optional)
Than's a drink, isn't it?
See? It's the posts with recipes that draw the most comments... :-)
I suppose at this point, it would be appropriate for me to contribute my only drink recipes:
The NASA Screwdriver:
a finger or two of cheap-ass, nasty vodka (CANV)
TANG made as per package instructions; use to dilute CANV to taste
a finger or two CANV
TANG powder, stirred directly into the CANV
These date back to my freshman year in college, which probably explains a lot about a.) the recipes and b.) my freshman year in college.
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