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The perfect sailing beverage

Cruzan single barrel neat. Had some yesterday after we boated a 30 pound dolphin in the tournament, albeit aboard a stinkpot.
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underway...iced tea with mint.
Racing.....jolt cola or Red Bull
on a hook...Heinekin (ICE COLD)
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Ahoy ye scoundrels, on a recent voyage , under proper blood alcohol levels of course, dis here Pirate found the absolute best beverage. LISTEN CAREFULLY YE SAILORS, when de booze ran out and both me vessel and meself was busted up by a rogue wave I found the 8 gallons of dock water sitting in 2 jugs strapped in the cockpit for six months, (I was using it to wash out the cabin and bildge at the time), to be my only available drink. So''s wit two days back to port and much sober reflection I think old boiled water has a certain charm. Pirate of Pine Island.
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Another option, if you have space for a 5 gallon carboy, mix 4 gallons water, (bottled is best for less bacteria), add 10-12 pounds of honey, (if you leave the water in the sun to warm it up, it will mix easier), add some wine yeast and yeast nutrients. Put a watercock on the carboy to let gases out and not allow bacteria in, let it sit until the bubbling stops. The longer you let it sit, the better the mead will taste,...
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The perfect sailing beverage

Champagne always tastes good, but never so good as it does while sitting around the table in your open cockpit.

If you have ice available, then another good choice is a Caipirinha, made with Brazilian Cachaca. Plus, the copious amounts of lime keep the scurvy at bay.
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Underway, hot coffee. It''s a virtual necessity by the second morning of a Mack race!

The ol'' standby: Cap''n and Coke. And a fair amount o'' these even when a boat''s nowhere to be found...

Straight rum: Mt. Gay hands down. Just had it for the first time recently, and it has to be the smoothest rum I''ve ever had the opportunity to swig down.

The crew: What can I say, they drink lots of beer, underway or not. Flat out learned to like Miller Lite from crewing myself on Dolphin enough times.

Now that I''m on the helm and responsible for my own boat and crew, the drinking is much fewer and farther between when underway. May it never be true when docked.
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Underway, nothing. Firm rule.
After anchor is suitably set, Gin & Tonic is great if no ice is available. Brits developed this drink for ice-less "colonial" environments.
If ice is available, the Rum & Mixed Fruitjuice is great, with a shot of St Martin Guavaberry liqueur--its red and has a nice look, as well as taste, with a slice of fresh lime.
If its cold out, the hot rum toddy, with hot water, brown sugar, dash of cinnamun, and a dollup of real butter on top.

Makes me want to head out right now!!!
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I am fodn of baileys..but it is an end-of-the-work-day sort of drink. I think a nice light rose is about perfect with a cruising lunch. Just a little chilled in the bilges.

We are in Australia...so the wine selection is really good. Personal favourite of the new style is Bulla Rose from Victoria.
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The perfect sailing beverage

Easy, Red Stripe during the day, and ice cold Old Forrester and Coke at night. Throw in a few glasses of water during the day to keep the body lubricated and all will be good.

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I once asked a group of young Russian Navy sailors their opinion on the best vodka.

They looked at me as though I were stupid. Then they looked at each other. Then they looked at me again as though I were crazy, and the one with the best English said: "Why, the cheapest, of course!"

More seriously: Bottled water seems a frivolous expense, but it tasets so much better than tank water that people drink much more of it, and everybody stays hydrated, happy, and effective.

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