Cantaloupe Cocktail Hour

In Pirate Caroline’s anchorage, it’s Eastern Shore ‘Loupe season; in Pirate Kristin’s it’s not nearly so romantic.  We have four seasons here in southern Louisiana: football, Mardi Gras, crawfish, and hurricane; and we’ve just entered the latter one.  No storms yet — it’s early — but the heat and humidity make sailing a very catch-as-catch…

Grilled Peach Bourbon Julep

I looked it up: a “julep” is a genre of drink — the most famous but not only of which is the fabled mint julep — “consisting of a liquor (such as bourbon or brandy) and sugar poured over crushed ice and garnished with mint.”  This was a revelation when I made these delicious cocktails…

Faux-hitos (’tis drink be jolly fer ye)

It’s a mojito, but virgin…a “fauxito”…get it?  Really it’s just minted limeade, but at anchor, on a late summer  evening, some crew wanting to imbibe, others not so much…a mojito-like drink is pretty refreshing either way.  So here we go…