Superyacht Crews Create Quarantine-Themed Cocktails in Lockdown
Superyacht crews spending lockdown on board have been passing the time by conjuring up quarantine-themed cocktail recipes for BOAT International's Quarantine Cocktail Competition. The brief? Concoct a creative 'Quarantini' using no more than five ingredients from your current provisions.
Crews from 17 of the world’s finest yachts sent in their magnificent creations and the results did not disappoint. From drinks served with two-metre straws to ensure social distancing and cocktails inspired by Netflix's viral lockdown series Tiger King, here are some of our favourites…
The Carole Baskin
“The Carole Baskin” cocktail pays homage to the Netflix series Tiger King which went viral (no pun intended) during lockdown. The tiger-striped cocktail was created by the crew on board 63 metre Benetti motor yacht 11.11 and is made from melted dark chocolate, vodka, Grand Marnier, chocolate liqueur and orange juice, topped with an orange and small orange wedges for ears.
100ml Dark chocolate, melted
1 shot/50ml Ketel One Vodka
1 shot/50ml Grand Marnier
1 shot/50ml Chocolate Liqueur
150ml Orange juice
Step 1: Pour melted dark chocolate around the inside of a highball from a squeezy bottle while twisting to make tiger stripes. Lay in the freezer to set for 10 minutes.
Step 2: In a cocktail shaker, shake the shots of vodka, Grand Marnier, and chocolate liqueur over ice.
Step 3: Top with freshly squeezed orange juice.
Step 4: Pour the mix in gently to the tiger-striped glass. Garnish with half an orange, also with chocolate stripes, two small orange wedges for ears, and a stainless-steel straw.
"Simply but tasty", the Rescue Me cocktail was created by the crew on board 47 metre Sunseeker Arados. All you need is Blue Curaçao, Cointreau, a splash of lime juice and a syringe full of raspberry juice.
25 ml Curaçao Blue
25 ml lime juice
75 ml Cointreau
3 ml filtered raspberry juice
Step 1: Fill the shaker with ice
Step 2: Add ice to 2 martini glasses
Step 3: Squeeze 25ml of lime juice
Step 4: Add 25ml Curaçao Blue to each glass
Step 5: Add the lime juice and 75ml Cointreau into the shaker
Step 6: Shake well and pour in the martini glasses
Step 7: Have the raspberry juice for decoration and for the nice taste balance
Lemsip Bubble Quarantini
Meanwhile, the crew on board 60 metre Oceanco motor yacht Helios dreamed up a “Lemsip Bubble Quarantini” with immune-boosting ingredients such as lemon, honey, and ginger (plus a shot of Grey Goose vodka).
Juice of 2 lemons
2-3 cm cube of fresh ginger
2 Tbsp honey
30ml Grey Goose vodka (or your favorite brand)
6 large ice cubes
Step 1: Squeeze fresh lemons
Step 2: Clean and cut the fresh ginger into smaller cubes
Step 3: Prepare the honey
Step 4: Add all the above ingredients along with the vodka into a blender and add the ice.
Step 5: Blend until you have a creamy smooth consistency (similar to a lemon sorbet).
Step 6: Garnish with a sugar dome
Step 7: Sip and enjoy
Vitamin Sea Martini
The crew on board 48 metre Never Enough created a cocktail packed with vitamin C. All you need is one fresh orange, Cointreau, St Germain elderflower liqueur and a shot of Grey Goose. Garnish with three vitamin C gummies.
1 fresh orange
3 vitamin C gummies
1.5 oz Grey Goose vodka
0.5 oz Cointreau
Step 1: First, wash hands for 20 seconds and apply gloves to towel-dried hands.
Step 2: Use Lysol wipes or spray to disinfect your work area properly.
Step 3: Cut fresh orange in half and squeeze one half into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
Step 4: Next, pour vodka, St. Germain, and Cointreau into shaker also.
Step 5: Place lid and shake vigorously for 30 seconds or until drink is cold.
Step 6: Strain the liquid from the shaker into a martini glass.
Step 7: Cut a slice from the remaining half of orange, and then cut in half again to make a small triangle. Layer this with two vitamin C gummies onto a martini pick.
Step 8: Eat remaining vitamin C gummy, serve, and enjoy!
Triple “C” Quarantini
The Triple “C” Quarantini stands for “Cancelled Charter Confinement”, which is exactly the situation the crew on board 50 metre Home found themselves in. For this colourful recipe you’ll need Blue Curaçao, raspberry Jell-O and Lucky Charms cereal.
0.5 shot Blue Curaçao
2 shots Sint Maarten Old Man Guavaberry Brand Wild Orange Guavaberry rum liqueur
1 whole lime
Step 1: Throw on your most fabulous outfit (may accessorize with mask and goggles).
Step 2: Wash your hands.
Step 3: Rim your martini glass using a lime wedge and Jell-O powder.
Step 4: Mix up the raspberry Jell-O and pour into whiskey ball ice mold. (Leave in the freezer until frozen. Do this step at least four hours before you are ready to mix up and sip your martini and leave a little bit of Jell-O powder to rim your martini glass.)
Step 5: Into your shaker, squeeze half of a lime, pour in blue Curaçao and rum, add ice, and shake, shake, shake!
Step 6: Remove half frozen raspberry Jell-O from mold, and place in your already rimmed martini glass.
Step 7: Strain shaken cocktail into glass.
Step 8: Sprinkle Lucky Charms into drink.
Step 9: Sip, enjoy, and forget the fact that you are in urgent need of a haircut!
The winner of the BOAT International Quarantine Cocktail Competition will be chosen by Ryan Chetivawardana (aka Mr Lyan Ryan) and will be announced at 4pm (BST) on Thursday, April 30.
For more crazy quarantine cocktail recipes head over the Virtual BOAT Show...