The Boatsetter Team’s Favorite Boating Drinks

Written by Boatsetter Team
July 11, 2023

With the wind and the sun, it can be easy to work up a thirst quickly when we are out on the water. There is nothing better than sipping on a delicious beverage and watching the waves go by. These boat drinks are easy to make with simple ingredients so that no matter the weather, they are sure to quench even the thirstiest of nautical explorers.

1) Sea Breeze

This classic cocktail is an absolute must regardless of whether you or the high seas or on the shore. It is simple, tasty, and easy for you to decide how strong you want it to be. All need is:

  • vodka,
  • cranberry juice and
  • grapefruit juice

served over the rocks with a lime garnish.

2) Malibu

rum and pineapple cocktail

For most people, there is nothing that reminds them more of the beach and summertime fun than a little dash of Malibu Rum. It has such a nice flavor and goes well with so many things that the list is nearly endless.

From fruit juice to sodas to just on the rocks, it is a simple delight. Try this little recipe:

  • 1 part Malibu,
  • 1 part pineapple,
  • 1 part orange

Serve on the rocks with a splash of soda and lime.

3) Seafoam Sangria

For a more sophisticated boat drink that requires a little preparation in advance, Seafoam Sangria hits the spot. With just:

  • 3 parts white wine
  • 2 parts Hpnotiq Liqueur
  • 1 part ginger ale

You’ll be transported to the tranquil turquoise waters of exotic beach destinations like the Florida Keys. Enhance the flavors by adding your choice of fruit and allowing it to steep.

4) Irish Coffee

irish coffee

When the chill sets in, and you’re on a fishing expedition, tropical drinks may not be your first choice. Instead, you need something to keep you warm and energized to reel in those big fish. Enter Irish Coffee.

While traditional sailors would add whiskey to their coffee, consider a twist by using Kahlua for a milder flavor. For a latte-like experience, top it off with a dollop of heavy cream. And of course, adding a dash of Bailey’s is always a delightful option!

5) Mulled Wine

For cooler days or evenings when the sun has set and the breeze picks up, mulled wine is the perfect companion. It may sound fancy, but making it is surprisingly easy with the right ingredients.

You’ll need red wine, honey, oranges, cloves, cinnamon, and anise. Most of these ingredients can likely be found in your spice rack. Prepare it in advance, and when you’re on the boat, simply heat it up for a cozy experience.

Unless you are drinking the saltwater around you, any drink on a boat is a good drink. But these 4 cocktails are great ways to put a perfect twist on an excellent boat adventure.

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