let's talk specialty drinks..

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#1
Cincinnati, Ohio
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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?
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#2
Kennesaw GA.
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A BBC Cocktail is my favorite. There is another made with Baileys also, but I can't remember the name!
#3
Chattanooga & Winter Haven
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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
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obetz oh usa
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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
#7
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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!!!
#8
Lake Worth, Florida
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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!!


Zuiderdam- Sept. 25, 2004
#9
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OK, at the risk of having an "oh duh" moment, can one enlighten the clueless as to what BBC stands for . My DH is a wonderful "tarbender" but I've not heard of this. Thanks
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#11
Cincinnati, Ohio
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These all sound so good! I'm taking notes here
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#12
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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.
#14
Charlotte NC
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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.

Bill
#15
Kennesaw GA.
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Bill,

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.
#16
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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!!!
#17
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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.
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I had no clue on the BBC, but now that I do I will jump at the chance to try it.
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#20
Charleston, SC
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I always like to order a Kentucky Martini while on a cruise.

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

Shaken, strained in a chilled glass.

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

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