“May all your drinks be boat drinks with friends.” – JD Spradlin, Radio Margaritaville DJ
Greetings from the bar aboard Siar!
We’ve asked the first mate’s brother, Adam, to design a menu of four cocktails for the four holidays in our calendar year. The first is the boat’s “birthday,” October 2nd, the official start of her construction at Island Packet Yachts. Read more about it over at our Construction post. Recipe below.
The “Good Ship”
1 oz Irish Whiskey
1 oz Mezcal
1/2 oz Benedectine
2 dashes Peychaud’s bitters
Garnish with an orange peel
This is an easy one for a boat – it can be made in a mixing jar, or built directly in the glass over 1 large ice cube.
Mixing Jar: Add all ingredients except the orange peel to a mixing jar (your shaker would be fine, but don’t shake this) filled with ice, stir until cold, and pour into a rocks glass filled with one large ice cube; express orange peel into glass, wipe around rim of the glass, and drop into the drink.
Build directly in a glass: Add all ingredients except the orange peel to a rocks glass filled with one large ice cube, stir until cold; express orange peel into glass, wipe around rim of the glass, and drop into the drink.
Building directly into the glass will result in a slightly stronger drink, since you haven’t watered down the ingredients by stirring in a mixing jar with other ice first.
Bespoke cocktail selection by Adam Neizmik, adapted from Phillip Ward’s “Good Cork.”