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August 3rd, 2004, 02:39 PM
What's your favorite specialty drink onboard HAL ships? Will I be able to find after dinner drinks (Bailey's with a something added like Amoretta) onboard the Maasdam?

My favorite frozen poolside drink is the "love connection". Strawberry Daiquiri, Pina Colada, Frozen Mango topped with clear rum. YUMMMM

What's your favorite?

August 3rd, 2004, 04:10 PM
A BBC Cocktail is my favorite. There is another made with Baileys also, but I can't remember the name!

August 3rd, 2004, 04:12 PM
There are more specialty drinks on board than one can imagine. The two you mentioned are just the starting place. The list goes on forever...and every bartender has half a dozen of his own to make especially for you. Just remember the headaches in the morning! DFD1

August 3rd, 2004, 05:56 PM
Fresh Grapefruit Cosmo - delicious. Also, nothing like a BBC by the pool!

Cruising Jake
August 3rd, 2004, 06:06 PM
Cosmos and mojitos. I got the recipes and make them at home.

August 3rd, 2004, 06:42 PM
Maureen, they have very good after dinner specialty coffees in the Explorers Lounge, with a price special on one of them each evening. My favorite is the Prince Charles coffee made with Drambuie. Each one is made with a different liqueur and topped with whipped cream...yummy!!.....jeab

August 3rd, 2004, 07:04 PM
:p Thank heavens they make mojitos! The last 2 times I've ordered them I got a bit of a blank stare, then the waitress returned and said they hadn't any mint. A friend said I was testing the mid west with my fancy drinks!

Hooray....They have mojitos!!!:D

August 3rd, 2004, 07:27 PM
I must admit that my favorite "vacation" cocktail is a SeaBreeze....How appropo!!.....Grapefruit juice, Cranberry juice and of course Vodka!! MMMMMM.......52 days and counting!!:cool:

Zuiderdam- Sept. 25, 2004

August 3rd, 2004, 07:33 PM
OK, at the risk of having an "oh duh" moment, can one enlighten the clueless as to what BBC stands for:confused: . My DH is a wonderful "tarbender" but I've not heard of this. Thanks:)

Little Feet
August 3rd, 2004, 11:30 PM
A "Wang-Wang" is a great way to start the day...or the afternoon. Tastes like a harmless fruit punch, but very effective!

August 3rd, 2004, 11:47 PM
These all sound so good! I'm taking notes here ;)

August 4th, 2004, 12:24 AM
Very happy to come across this thread

What is in an "Ultimate Suntan" ?

I had them on The Conquest and really enjoyed them (as a rule I don't really care for foo foo drinks) But i can't for the life of me remember what was in them..

Thanks in advance for any info.

August 4th, 2004, 10:07 AM
A BBC is a Bailys Banana Coloda - Delicious!

August 4th, 2004, 10:17 AM
Guess I'm just old fashioned. I enjoy the standard Gin Martine (using Bombay Sapphire) on the rocks with a lemon twist. My wife's favorite is a Strawberry Daquari. For after dinner I enjoy Peppermint Schnapps on the rocks. Settles the stomach.


August 4th, 2004, 01:31 PM

The question was on specialty drinks. I answered mine was a BBC.

You are not old fashioned. I have standard drinks before dinner, Vodka Gimlets.:) The BBC's are pool drinks for me.

August 4th, 2004, 07:29 PM
Anyone ever tried a "Miami Vice". These are popular on Carnival ships, but I taught the bartender on the Contellation how to make one. Maybe I'll have to do the same on Zuiderdam. That drink is delicious and if you put extra rum in it...uh, uh, uh!!!

August 4th, 2004, 07:55 PM
I am not into the foo foo umbrella drinks but stick with my beer, Red Stripe being a favorite. My wife drinks a variety of those foo foo things and I can't keep up with what they are. It seems like she tries them all.

August 4th, 2004, 08:18 PM
Does anyone know if there is one particular bartender on the Maasdam who makes great specialty drinks? I bet by the main pool?

August 4th, 2004, 08:30 PM
I had no clue on the BBC, but now that I do I will jump at the chance to try it.

August 5th, 2004, 12:28 AM
I always like to order a Kentucky Martini while on a cruise.

The best single barrel burbon
Splash of Vermouth
A twist of orange rind

Shaken, strained in a chilled glass.


Alternate days a sniffer of Remy Martin Louis XIII. Got to keep the decanter on the Nordam '02, thanks to the DW. :rolleyes: :p


August 5th, 2004, 07:38 AM
I had no clue on the BBC, but now that I do I will jump at the chance to try it.Try one in the afternoon since they are very filling like a milk shake. If you drink one before dinner it may kill your appitite.

There is another to look for, made with Baileys but it has some pinapple juice in it but I can't remember the name. Sometimes there are booklets at the bars listing the specialty drinks.

August 5th, 2004, 07:44 AM
I have recently discovered how much I LOVE apple martini's. I don't recall seeing these on the drink menu, wonder if they'll have them onboard next year??????????????????

August 5th, 2004, 08:27 AM
HAL makes a very special apple martini . . . with vanilla vodka, and they rim the martini glass with sugar! It is wonderful . . . ENJOY!

Krazy Kruizers
August 5th, 2004, 08:32 AM

Apple martini? - made with vanilla vodka and the glass is rimmed with sugar.

Where does the name apple martini come from?


August 5th, 2004, 08:42 AM
Sounds interesting, I'll give it a try.

Lois R
August 5th, 2004, 09:02 AM
Hi...apple martinis are much too tart for my taste:eek: .......

My family went out to dinner last night......I had a chocolate martini and creme brulee for dessert:D the martini beat out the brulee by thisssss much LOL

Krazy Kruizers
August 5th, 2004, 09:05 AM

LoisR - you would love a restaurant we go to - chcolate martini's and DARK chocolate creme brulee.


August 5th, 2004, 09:07 AM
YUMMY, chocolate martini, I'll have to give that a try.

August 5th, 2004, 12:27 PM
I sampled my first chocolate martini in Toronto a few years ago....delicious!! now they are on my list of favorite fun drinks!!.....jean :cool:

Lois R
August 5th, 2004, 06:56 PM
:D kk...this was awesome!.....godiva chocolate liquor.....and chocolate shavings floating on top......oh my gosh.......it was something special.......