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Top 5 cocktails for boat parties

Boat parties combine the thrill of the open sea with the joy of socializing, and what better way to enhance this experience than with the perfect cocktail in hand? Each cocktail on this list has been chosen for its unique flavours and ability to add an extra sparkle to your birthday parties on the boat. These cocktails are sure to impress your guests and elevate the mood of any seafaring celebration.

The Beachy Bourbon

The Beachy Bourbon perfectly embodies the spirit of the sea with a touch of classic elegance. It’s an ideal choice for those who appreciate the rich, deep flavours of bourbon, accented with a hint of coastal freshness.

The robust flavour of bourbon represents the bold adventure of the sea, while the coconut water adds a tropical twist, reminiscent of distant shores and island escapades. The zing of lemon juice in this drink makes it ideal for savouring during sun-soaked days or while admiring the sunset over the ocean. This one is the type of cocktail that you will likely find in many cocktail bars in Split.

Recipe and preparation

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 ounces bourbon
  • 1/2 ounce Campari
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • about 2 ounces of ginger beer
  • ice
  • lime wedge for garnish

Preparation: 

In a cocktail shaker, mix bourbon, lime juice, and Campari with a generous scoop of ice. Give it a hearty shake for about 30 seconds to blend the flavours well. Next, strain the mix into a highball or large rocks glass brimming with ice. Top off the concoction with ginger beer, and crown it with a lime wedge for that final decorative touch.

The Beachy Bourbon

Ocean Breeze Cocktail

Sipping on an Ocean Breeze Cocktail as you glide by the seashore is a delightful experience. Its dazzling blue shade is a nod to the mesmerizing ocean tints, and the zesty citrus taste brings to mind the invigorating ocean air. A splash of lemon-lime soda gives it a bubbly, playful touch, turning it into a perfect ice-breaker and a standout drink for any yacht gathering.

Recipe and preparation

Ingredients: 

  • 1 oz blue curacao 
  • 1 oz white rum
  • 4 oz lemonade
  • 1 lemon slice
  • 3 blueberries
  • Ice

Preparation: 

Pour crushed ice into your glass until it’s half full. Mix in the blue curaçao, rum, and lemonade, stirring well to blend the flavours. Finish off by adorning your cocktail with a slice of lemon and a handful of fresh blueberries for garnish.

Ocean Breeze Cocktail

Pink Elephant Cocktail

The Pink Elephant Cocktail is a playful and exotic drink that brings a fun and whimsical vibe to your boat party. Its unique name and delightful pink colour make it an instant hit, especially for Instagram-worthy moments.

This cocktail is not only visually appealing with its vibrant pink colour but also offers a tantalizing blend of flavours. The gin provides a smooth base, while the raspberry liqueur adds a sweet and fruity note. The lemon juice balances the sweetness, making the Pink Elephant an ideal drink for those warm, sunny days on the water.

Recipe and preparation

Ingredients: 

  • 1 shot of vodka
  • A squeeze of lime to taste
  • Fentimans Rose Lemonade
  • 1 slice of lime

Preparation:

Pour the shot of vodka and lime juice into an elegant cocktail glass. Fill the remainder of the glass with pink lemonade and garnish with a lime slice.

Pink Elephant Cocktail

Salty Dog Cocktail

The Salty Dog Cocktail is a simple yet classic choice that pays homage to maritime traditions. It’s a straightforward, no-fuss drink that is both refreshing and satisfying, perfect for a laid-back boat party atmosphere.

The Salty Dog’s combination of tart grapefruit juice and the smoothness of vodka or gin creates a balance that’s both invigorating and relaxing. The salted rim adds a unique touch that echoes the salty sea air, making it a fitting choice for any nautical celebration.

Recipe and preparation

Ingredients: 

  • 3 ounces of grapefruit juice 
  • 1 ounce of vodka
  • ¼ ounce of lemon-lime soda or Lime La Croix
  • Kosher salt
  • lime wedge or grapefruit wheel for garnish (optional)

Preparation: 

Begin by gently running a wedge of lime around the edge of your glass, giving it a light coating of lime juice. Next, invert the glass and press its rim into a dish of Kosher salt, ensuring an even and thorough coating.

Fill the glass with ice cubes to your preference. Pour in 3 ounces of freshly squeezed grapefruit juice, followed by 1 ounce of smooth vodka. Complete the cocktail with a gentle pour of lemon-lime soda or La Croix, adding just enough to create a refreshing fizz.

Salty Dog Cocktail

Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon, also known as Hemingway’s favourite cocktail, is a bold and intriguing choice for a boat party. Its mysterious name and unique flavor profile make it a conversation piece and a must-try for adventurous guests.

Recipe and preparation

Ingredients: 

  • 1.5 oz. Absinthe
  • 4-6 oz. Champagne
  • 1 sugar cube

Preparation: 

Pour 1.5 ounces of Absinthe into a champagne flute. Gently top it off with 4 to 6 ounces of your preferred champagne, adjusting to your taste preference. Finally, drop in a sugar cube for a touch of sweetness, and savour this luxurious and intriguing cocktail.

Death in the Afternoon

Book a great boat party and try them out!

Imagine sipping a Beachy Bourbon as the sun sets over the horizon, or toasting with a Death in the Afternoon as you share stories with friends and family. Each cocktail adds its own magic to the moment, making your boat party an unforgettable experience.

So why wait? Book your next boat party with Captain Boat Party and let’s bring these recipes to life, and sail away into a world of fun, flavour, and unforgettable moments. And you know what’s the best part? We can gather different events on the boat! Now you can celebrate birthdays and even boat weddings with us in the middle of the Adriatic Sea surrounded by the beautiful Croatian nature.

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