Top Boat Drinks - Cocktails for Your Yacht Charter
Our Top Boat Drinks to assure your next charter experience!
Aptly named ‘boat drinks’ from the song of the same name by Jimmy Buffet and his songs of sailing the Caribbean seas, these mixtures of rums and fruit juices will go hand in hand with your yacht charter! Also known as tiki drinks or exotic cocktails (though boat drinks definitely works best for yacht charters!), if you’d like to go where the pace of life’s slow, these boat drinks will certainly get you in the mood for the sun and sea. As Jimmy Buffett writes:
Boat drinks, Waitress I need two more boat drinks.
Then I'm headin south 'fore my dream shrinks. I gotta go where it's warm!
Our Top Boat Drinks for You to Try
A sweet, tropical rum drink. The original cocktail is a mix of light rum, lime juice, orange curacao and orgeat syrup. The pineapple version is a mix of light rum, triple sec, lime juice, pineapple juice, orange juice and a dash of grenadine to finish. Shake well and top each version with dark rum.
If you like piña coladas and getting caught in the rain… You know the song! This creamy concoction is a blend of pineapple juice, light rum and cream of coconut. Top with a wedge of pineapple as a garnish, and you will be transported to tiki land!
First created in the famous Singaporean hotel Raffles, the Singapore Sling is smooth and sweet. Made up of gin, lemon juice, simple sugar syrup, powdered sugar, soda and kirsch (cherry brandy), this recipe is a take on the original recipe which has been forgotten slightly over the years!
One of the most popular summer cocktails in north America, the margarita and its variations show no sign of slowing down. The margarita consists of tequila, triple sec, and fresh lime juice, and often has salt or sugar lining the glass to add some extra flavour.
Brazil’s ‘national cocktail’ roughly translates as ‘country bumpkin’; somebody from the countryside! It embraces the laid back and easy lifestyle. The cocktail contains a whole lime, fine sugar and cachaca over ice. It’s quick and it’s simple.
The mojito is a firm favourite, originating from Cuba and has been popular since the ‘80s. The classic mojito is made up of sugar, mint leaves, club soda, a lime and light rum. Light and refreshing on a hot summer’s day!
The name will still be heard in 19th century sailing stories, but now more commonly known as Pink Gin or Gin & Bitters, this martini is simply gin and Angostura bitters which gives the drink its pink tint. Given the references to it in sailing history, the gin pahit is a true boat drink.
This drink has disputed origins, whether from the Planter’s Hotel in St Louis or created by a Jamaican planter’s wife to cool down the workers, it first appeared in a 1908 edition of the New York Times. There are various versions, but the official cocktail is made of dark rum, lemon juice, grenadine syrup and a splash of Angostura bitters.
Invented in the '70s at the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands, the Painkiller is one of the most popular choices for sailors in the Caribbean. Made up of Pusser's navy rum, pineapple juice, orange juice and cream of coconut, the drink is served over ice with a sprinkling of nutmeg on top.
So, rustle up a boat drink for your yacht charter. Whether you cruise around the Caribbean islands, along the French Riviera or the Andaman Sea they will more than put you in the mood for relaxing in the waves.