Boat Drinks Part 4 – The Homecoming

“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 cocktails for the made-up holidays in our boat’s calendar year. Presenting our fourth installment, the “Homecoming.”

July 15th, 2021, we welcomed Siar to her home port of Beaufort, NC. Seven of us packed into her main salon to share a champagne toast.

To celebrate, we present the “Homecoming,” a champagne and whiskey cocktail, complete with citrus and egg white for a little “fizz”.

Read the story of how Siar got to NC, in two parts:

The Trip Part 1: Floridays

The Trip Part 2: Red Sky

The drink itself is intended to be somewhat of a “hair of the dog,” perhaps better the day after a celebration.

Recipe below, with our picks & adaptations for available ingredients.

Some ingredients for the “Homecoming”

The “Homecoming”

2 oz Whiskey*

1/2 oz lemon juice

1/2 oz lime juice

1/2 oz simple syrup

1 egg white

3 to 4 dashes absinthe


Orange peel or orange wheel for garnish


Instructions: Add all ingredients except the champagne and orange to a shaker and shake without ice. Add ice and shake until well chilled. Strain into a glass and top with chilled champagne. Garnish with an orange peel or orange wheel.

*The original recipe calls for Scotch, but we tend to favor Irish Whiskey. For the champagne, we were advised to use a Brut.

Galley adaptation: If you’re out of fresh fruit on the boat, as can happen to a sailor, bottled lemon and lime juice can be used. In that case, cut the juice back a little, as the bottled stuff tends to be stronger than fresh.


Bespoke cocktail selection by Adam Neizmik, adapted from the classic “Morning Glory Fizz,” as created by Harry Johnson.

Boat Drinks Part 1 – The “Good Ship”

Boat Drinks Part 2 – The “Full Keel”

Boat Drinks Part 3 – The “Big Splash”

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