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BOAT DRINKS

Honey Badger is very serious about good cocktails, but note! - These drinks are meant to be made and served on a boat - should you be into that sort of thing.


Each drink here is tried and true, tested and tweaked by either myself: Cap'n Badger, Cocktail Clifton or Thirsty'Stacia.
 

This list is updated weekly as various "drink holidays" are celebrated.

PAINKILLER

Soggy Dollar Bar original...
A twist on the Piña Colada, the Painkiller cocktail is a rich and delish tropical drink that’s a specialty of the British Virgin Islands. This is a Honey Badger favorite!

The Soggy Dollar Bar is located on the island of Jost Van Dyke in the BVI.  The bar gets it's name from the fact that most cruisers will anchor their boats in White Bay and then swim to shore... Keeping your dollars in your swim trunks or bikini makes them soggy!

 

Keep in mind that The Soggy Dollar Bar bills itself as a "Sunny place for shady people!"  :P

 

INGREDIENTS: 

  - 2 oz Pusser's Rum 

  - 4 oz Pineapple juice 

  - 1 oz Orange Juice 

  - 1 oz Cream of coconut (Coco Lopez) 

 

  Garnish: 1 Orange wedge, cherry and nutmeg

 

Glass: Hurricane or snifter or RED SOLO CUP, of course!  (Does it really matter?!)

 

TO MAKE:  Add all the ingredients to the glass and fill with ice.

Stir to combine and garnish with an orange wedge, a cherry and freshly grated nutmeg.  (You can skip the orange and the cherry, but the freshly grated nutmeg is the important part).

 

**NOTE - Pirate / Ninja Clifton has his own take on the Painkiller - it's designed to make a full pitcher.  I can't give away his recipe here, as it's become world famous, but you may ask him...

 

DAIQUIRI

Ahhhh the Daiquiri! 
It's not what you think.  Really.  
Chances are you're thinking of some fruity looking pssified rum drink. Pink in color maybe?

But knock it off!  That's not a real daiquiri.  
Honey Badger is very serious about booze and we promise you'll like a REAL daiquiri, the way Hemingway used to drink them, much better.

The good news is, the daiquiri is very easy to make, and if you make it the way its supposed to be made - you'll love it and so will everyone else on your boat.  

Here's the recipe:
  - 2 oz white rum
  - 0.75 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed, of course)
  - 0.75 oz simple syrup


Shake with ice, strain into a chilled couple (or drinking apparatus of your desire).

THAT'S IT!

(Mark yer calendars: July 19th, is National Daiquiri Day)

Ahhhh the Daiquiri! 
It's not what you think.  Really.  
Chances are you're thinking of some fruity looking pssified rum drink. Pink in color maybe?

But knock it off!  That's not a real daiquiri.  
Honey Badger is very serious about booze and we promise you'll like a REAL daiquiri, the way Hemingway used to drink them, much better.

The good news is, the daiquiri is very easy to make, and if you make it the way its supposed to be made - you'll love it and so will everyone else on your boat.  

Here's the recipe:
  - 2 oz white rum
  - 0.75 oz lime juice (freshly squeezed, of course)
  - 0.75 oz simple syrup


Shake with ice, strain into a chilled couple (or drinking apparatus of your desire).

THAT'S IT!

(Mark yer calendars: July 19th, is National Daiquiri Day)

PIMMS CUP

It's Pimm's O'Clock Somewhere! 

:P


A Pimm's Cup is always refreshing and great on a boat!  - It's a Kathleen D. special!  
While the Brits love their Pimm's Cup, try having one on a boat - they're quite refreshing!

INGREDIENTS:

  •  - 1 1/2 cups Pimm's No. 1

  •  - 1 orange, cut crosswise into thin slices

  •  - 1 lemon, cut crosswise into thin slices

  •  - 3/4 cup firmly packed mint leaves and tender stems
     - 1 1/2 cups cold ginger ale or lemon lime soda (7Up or Sprite will do)

  • - 1 cucumber, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges

  • - About 3 cups ice

  • - 1 apple, quartered, cored, and cut into thin slices


TO MAKE:  

  1. In a large pitcher, combine the Pimm's, the orange and lemon slices, and the mint.
    Chill for about 10 minutes. Stir in the ginger ale (or lemon lime soda).

  2. Put two cucumber wedges, standing on end, into each of four 1-pint glasses. Fill halfway with ice. Pour in the Pimm's mixture. Push the mint down into the drinks and divide the orange, lemon, and apple slices among the drinks.

East Village Athletic Club

Tuesday, July 24th

is National Tequila Day and so to celebrate I've picked one of our personal favorite tequila cocktails.

This one comes from the fine mixologists at PDT (adapted from a gin based cocktail "The Last Word").

Here ya go:

 

- 1.5 oz Blanco Tequila (don't be cheap - use good liquor) 

- 0.5 oz lemon juice 

- 0.5 oz Yellow Chartreuse - 0.5 oz Grand Marnier   

 

Shake with ice, strain into chilled coupe - or whatever you have on your boat.Simple right?  Delicious.  Enjoy.If you end up making one of these delicious drinks - we'd love to see your photos!

Dark N' STORMY

*(Not Daniels)

 

A classic sailor's cocktail.  

The Dark 'N' Stormy is a staple in the sailing community.  
The "official Dark 'N' Stormy" is a Gosling trademark so if you substitute the rum for a different type, I suppose it becomes a "rum 'N' ginger beer".  

But whatever type of rum you like... Go for it.  You'll love this drink.

Here's the recipe.

INGREDIENTS:

 - 1 oz (to 1.5 oz) dark rum
 - Fill the rest w/ ginger beer
 - A squeeze of fresh lime

Fill a glass (or solo cup... or whatever you're drinking out of) with ice.  Add the ginger beer first, then top off with the dark rum.  Garnish with lime wedge.

 

*I like to squeeze a little lime juice directly in to the drink - (makes it that much better).

 

BTW - Here's the real trick with the Dark 'N' Stormy:  When you serve the beverage - don't stir the drink.  The appearance of the dark rum floating on top of the ginger beer is what makes it look "dark 'n' stormy."  The tale is that old salts want to have the first swig of the beverage be all rum!  Regardless, the person drinking the beverage can decide whether or not to stir the ingredients together.

TEARS of CHIOS

HBYC spent some time sailing Greece - the Ionian Islands.  While there, we discovered the Mastiha Liquor and a delicious Greek cocktail called "Tears of Chios."
Mastiha a liqueur seasoned with mastic, a resin gathered from the mastic tree, a small evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean region. The name of the resin, hence the name of the drink, is derived from the Greek "to chew, to gnash the teeth".

To the left you'll see a beautiful rendition of the "Tears of Chios" cocktail mixed-up by Kathleen on the boat.

And now the cocktail:

PHOTO: DUBER


INGREDIENTS
 - 2 ounces Skinos Mastiha
 - 2 ounces vodka
 - 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
 - 1 ounce agave
 - 4 red grapes, plus extra for garnish
 - 4 fresh mint leaves, plus extra for garnish


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Muddle grapes and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients with ice and shake vigorously.

  3. Strain and serve over ice.

  4. Garnish with grapes and mint leaves

MARGARITA

The Margarita is an essential boat drink.  
Every sailor should be prepared to make one just as much as you should know when to reef!

This is an easy one, yet somehow people still manage to F it up.  
So here goes:

​INGREDIENTS
 - 2 oz blanco tequila
 - .75 oz Couintreau
 - .75 oz Fresh Lime Juice
 - .25 oz Agave Syrup


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Shake w/ Ice

  2. Salt Rim if you want (Honey Badger Don't Care)

  3. Pour on the rocks


*Just a reminder: ​ February 22 is National Margarita Day (So be prepared!)

MOJITO

INGREDIENTS:

 

- 8ish  mint leaves
- 1oz simple syrup

- 0.75 oz lime juice (FRESHLY squeezed of course!)
 - 2 oz white rum (Bacardi / Havana Club / Banks 5 Island)

1 oz Club Soda

Toss the mint leaves, simple syrup and lime juice into a mixing glass and muddle, muddle, muddle.

Fill w/ ice.
Add rum and and shake.

 

Strain a bit into a glass with rocks (but chunks of mint are fine). (HBDC!)

Top off w/ a lil Club Soda.

Garnish w a mint sprig and lime wheel.



*Reminder: ​July 11 is National Mojito Day!

Angostura Prosecco Cocktail

 

8/13/18

National Prosecco Day

Let's be honest - Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh- About Prosecco. 

 

That said, should you want to make a decent Prosecco cocktail on a boat, here's a recipe for something fun, easy, and refreshing.  It's a take on the classic "Champagne Cocktail". 

 

Ingredients

  • 1 sugar cube per glass

  • A splash of Angostura bitters

  • Chilled Prosecco

Method

  • Place a sugar cube at the bottom of the champagne flute and splash with Angostura bitters.

  • Fill each glass with Prosecco – the sugar cube should dissolve very slowly to take the edge off the bitters.

NAVY GROG

 

8/16/18

National RUM DAY

Ahhhh Rum!  So much rich history in the nautical world.  It was used by both Pirates and the British Navy because it was safer than drinking water alone.  If you think about it, Pirates were the first mixologists!  They started adding things to rum to make it taste good for long hauls.  

Grog comes from the British Royal Navy who named their rum ration after Admiral Edward "Old Grog" Vernon.  (He wore a grogram coat, so hence his nickname). 

Grog then became a "thing" in Tiki culture when Don the Beachcomber and Trader Vick were rivaling each-other over who had the best Tiki cocktail.  

So here's the Honey Badger recipe.  

 - 1 oz Gosling's Black Seal Rum

 - 1 oz Appleton Estate Reserve Rum

 - 1 oz El Dorado 15-Year (or other demerara rum)

 - .75 lime juice

 - .75 grapefruit juice

 - .5 oz honey syrup

Build a chilled rocks glasse filled with pebble or crushed ice. 

Swizzle, then top with more pebble ice.

*Garnish with an ice cone

   *HB NOTE: So the ice cone is just a garnish... do it if you want to be fancy, but we all know Honey Badger don't care.

Make it and drink it how you like! It's RUM for Gds sake!

 

BRANDY ALEXANDER DAY

Honey Badger says:

"There are two seasons:

SAILING SEASON and DRINKING SEASON!"

Don't overthink that!

That said, you gotta stay warm in the winter somehow.  And hence, the classic cocktail, the Brandy Alexander.

Easy to make and delicious.

And of course it can be made on a boat.
 

- 1 oz Brandy (or a nice Cognac)

- 1 oz Creme de Cacao

- 1 oz Cream or Half and Half

- Ground Nutmeg

 

Vigorously shake all ingredients w/ with ice. Pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with fresh ground nutmeg. Drink whilst still cold.

1/31/19

MAI TAI

The Mai Tai is the quintessential torch carrier of Tiki.

 

It made its flowery foray into American culture between the 1930s and ’50s, thanks to competitors Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber.

The original recipes from Trader Vic and Don the Beachcomber were protected and impossible to come by.  

Everyone has their own take on this - mixologists differ quite a bit on portions, liquor and even how to make the ting.  

That said, Honey Badger suggests giving it a try and playing around a little bit.  

 

Note: this takes a slightly better stocked bar.  Your typical boat drink liquor cabinet may not have everything you need, but you can stock up in advance.  Here we go...
 

- 1 oz Dark Jamaican rum

- 1 oz Rhum Clément V.S.O.P. Martinique rhum agricole vieux

- 1⁄2 oz Orange curaçao

- 1⁄2 oz Orgeat

- 1 oz Fresh lime juice (keep shell)

- 1⁄4 oz Simple syrup (to taste)

Hang on the to the lime shell for a garnish and you'll want to sprig of mint for the garnish as well.

Add all the ingredients into a shaker with 2 scoops of crushed ice, and shake well for 10+ seconds.

Pour unstrained into a double Old Fashioned glass. (Or whatever is on the boat).

Sink the spent lime shell into the drink.

Garnish with the mint sprig.

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