Prickly Pear Margaritas

Now doesn’t that just say “yeah…get the blender and some ice baby…it’s time for margaritas!”  No, no it doesn’t.  In fact, it doesn’t say “eat me” or “drink me” in any language.  Other than, perhaps, that of an indigenous peoples with no local watering hole serving gourmet cocktails.  The Native Americans made do, making peace…

The Night Town Cocktail

Skipper Doug here, filling in for the Galley Pirates…. On SV Night Town, our drinking tastes usually run to the quick and simple: a good craft beer, a glass of wine or a strong Dark and Stormy. But last summer, my Galley Pirate asked me to concoct a signature drink for the boat. I maintain…

Creepy Cocktails

It’s that time of year when we adults can turn ourselves into crazed adolescents without for a moment thinking we are acting immaturely. Yup. Halloween brings out the worst in us. Aargh! So why stop now? To help celebrate the season we are bringing you three sublime cocktails with added creepiness.

Cucumber Mojito

On a balmy summer day, there simply is no more refreshing drink than this.  So with our Shrimp-Off pickled shrimp competition (posting this Friday!), I set Captain Peter to muddling and mixing.  With rum for those in favor, ginger beer for those abstaining.  Arrrrrrguably the best mocktail I’ve ever had.

The Classic Mint Julep

Racing in just an hour before the horses enter their gates, Galley Pirates offers up the Classic Mint Julep recipe. You can find similar recipes all over the internet but we like to be “one stop shopping” for you cruisers out there. There’s not much correlation between horses and sailboats, although Lyle Lovett does come…

East India Cocktail

East India Cocktail This recipe makes one (1) cocktail. Multiply by all your guests, plus add a bit extra because they will be coming back for “dividends!”  1 1/2 oz brandy 1 tsp Jamaican dark rum 1/2 tsp triple sec 1/2 tsp pineapple juice 1 dash bitters Mix all ingredients and shake well with ice. Strain into cocktail glasses. Serve with…

Hurricane, a toast to Joaquin

This Nor’easter turned out MUCH more mean, than the hurricane known as Joaquin…but there ain’t no drink called “Nor’easter” I think, so here’s to my dear New Orleans! Pat O’Brien’s New Orleans Hurricane 1 ounce lemon juice 4 ounces dark rum 4 ounces red passion fruit cocktail mix Crushed ice Orange slice and cherry for…

Pirate’s Bloody Mary

It’s a rainy day on the hook with a cabin full of bored pirates. You can start those filter cleaning projects. Or organize your bungee cords. Or you can just throw the whole day away and break out a deck of cards and the Bloody Marys. Let’s go with the latter. Here are the ingredients…

Irish Coffee

First, brew a pot of strong black coffee. Today we used the good ‘ol camp set percolator and some dark roast coffee. Fill water in the pot to just under the basket. Fill the basket full of dark roast coffee. Put the lid on the basket and secure the coffee pot lid. Place on the…

Shampagne

No, that’s not a typo…it’s a joke.  You loved Nojitos, right?  Well here is my latest entry in the “Mocktails” or “Sober Pirate’s Nonetheless Festive Libations” category…faux champagne.  Sham-pagne.  Get it? For ingredients, you need equal parts (fill a pitcher with half of one, then fill with the other(s)) white grape juice and EITHER ginger…