It's cocktail time! Check out these entries to the Ginger Beer Cocktail Contest and get mixing! Please enjoy responisbly.
Sailing World Staff
Winning Recipe: Red Sky at Night 8-12 leaves purple basil (~4g)1.5 Tbs fresh squeezed lemon juice Ice – crushed 2 oz white/light rum 4 oz Regatta Ginger Beer Ice cubes (Crushed or cubes) Purple basil sprigs & lemon wedge for garnish In a sturdy lowball glass, add purple basil leaves, lemon juice and a layer of crushed ice. Muddle in glass until leaves are crushed and liquid has a reddish tint. Add rum and stir of 30 seconds. Add Regatta Ginger Beer. Garnish. Flavor intensifies over the next few minutes.Best enjoyed n the cockpit of a sailboat after a great day on the water.Mixologist’s Note: Purple basil is key. Green basil will not work as a substitute.Submitted by Mark Gillespie.>>Click here to read taster’s comments on the winning recipe.
Sailor’s Pimms1.5 oz Pimms No. 1 CupRegatta Ginger BeerSprig of MintTwist of OrangeSlice of CucumberIceMix the ice, mint, orange, cucumber, Pimm’s and fill with Regatta ginger beer. Quaff the first one quickly to relieve thirst, sip the second one in a seated position – you won’t need a third…..!!Best enjoyed relaxing in the cockpit after a hot, dry, but victorious race!Submitted by Tim Redfern.
The Windbag1.5 oz Makers Mark3/4 oz Ginger Beer3/4 oz Apple JuiceIceFill a rocks glass with ice. In a shaker, add ice, Makers Mark, ginger beer and apple juice. Shake and strain into the glass.Known as the man’s version of the Cosmopolitan, the Windbag was jokingly, initially, referred to as the ‘Man Ho’. Now it can be enjoyed watching the sailboats sail into their slips at the Windbag Marina, from the deck at Trinity City Beach in Sandpoint, Idaho. Or, it can also be enjoyed on a sailboat watching the sunset.Submitted by Jen Forsyth.
Sardine Box Rum PunchMakes 4 drinks in a pitcher: 1 cup Cisco Brewers Hurricane Rum1 cup Ginger Beer2 cups Pineapple juice (Tampico can substitute for less formal gatherings) 1/2 cup Lime juice Ice Best enjoyed on the porch watching the boats come in.Submitted by Nate Merrill.
Regatta Pear Cocktail1 bottle of ginger beer (we like the little 8oz. Regatta cans, perfect for one cocktail) 2oz. of Pear liqueur 2 lime wedges (cut lime into 6ths) Ice For each CocktailTake a High Ball glass and fill with ice (or use as much ice to your liking), squeeze one of the wedges of lime over the ice and then add the Pear Liqueur. Top with the ginger beer and enjoy. Serve with the other wedge on the side of the glass. Perfect for days out on the water daysailing or after a regatta when you want a refreshing light drink. A great alternative to a heavier alcoholic drink.Submitted by Eli Wise.
Rum Goodie2 oz Mount Gay Rum1 oz Ginger beer 1 oz San Pellegrino LimonataServe over cracked ice with a fresh lime wedge.Submitted by Thomas Scheff.
The Channel Marker8 ounces (1 cup) cranberry juice8 ounces (1 cup) KEEL Vodka 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Ginger Beer 2 oz (1/4 cup) fresh lime juiceStir ingredients together in a large pitcher. Pour into ice-filled glasses and garnish with lime wedges. Makes 4 servings.Submitted by Haley Keene.
Cream Soda2 oz. Vanilla Vodka 6 oz. Regatta Ginger BeerWhat’s the best way to enjoy your cocktail? On a boat!Submitted by Brian Kahrs.