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…

Moby Drink

Stolen exclusively from (but altering the amount of soda!) Tim Federle's book Tequila Mockingbird, Cocktails with a Literary Twist.

Servings: 1 cocktail
Ingredients
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 3 oz Lemon-lime unsweetened club soda (like La Croix)
  • 1 Swedish gummy fish per drink
Instructions
  1. Combine the vodka and the Curaçao over ice in the glass of your choice and top with the soda. Top with a Swedish fish speared with a skewer, Moby Dick Style. 

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