Talk Like a Pirate? This Moby Drink Is a Clap o’ Thunder!

Aye, mateys, you guessed it … it’s Talk Like a Pirate Day! And yer faithful Galley Pirates are giving no quarter. This year we be shivering your timbers with a toast to a great novel of the sea: we toyed with “Melville’s Martini” but settled on the less landlubberly “Moby Drink.”  For I wish a whale-ship was my Yale College and my Harvard … it would have been cheaper.

So, for another Excuse for a Day Drinking holiday we bring you Moby Drink. This is a cocktail in Tim Federle’s book Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a Literary Twist, the book that needs to be on every sailor’s shelf right next to John Kretschmer’s Sailing a Serious Ocean. This book goes to the heart of all sailors who typically spend a fair amount of time reading classics on long off-shore passages and also spend an exorbitant amount of time drinking ashore while waiting for weather windows, or just drinking despite the weather. I don’t know anything about Tim Federle but he must be a sailor!

Moby Drink

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1 ounce vodka
½ ounce Blue Curaçao
Splash (3 ounces) of lemon-lime soda
1 Swedish Fish gummy, for garnish

Combine the vodka and the Curaçao over ice in the glass of your choice and top with the soda. Then spear a Swedish Fish with a cocktail skewer, plunge it into the drink and give a toast to loner surviver, Ishmael. (hope that’s not a spoiler alert!)

And be sure to remember, mateys, the advice of Melville on wise consumption: “Top-heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head.” So visit us Friday for some tasty vittles to soak up the grog!  Arrrrrr…

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