Boat Drinks

During our week at Harbor Island, we had dinner at Sweetgrass Restaurant & Bar at the Dataw Island Marina~  where the cleverly concocted cocktails are all inspired by boats at the marina. . .

Here are a few straight from the marina & menu~

Sweet Thing III~ “Life sure is sweet with this refreshing blend of Firefly Sweet Tea Vodka and lemonade.”

A favorite summertime beverage for us :-)

Last Fling~ “If you could have one last cocktail, this would be it. Fresh strawberries muddled with Chambord, Cointreau, Tequila and Rose’s Lime Juice.”

Sea Buff~ “This tropical concoction of Malibu Rum, Midori and Lemonade will make you want to sail the high seas naked!”

North Star~ “Want to see stars? Try this tart and refreshing blend of Vodka, Apple Pucker, Blue Curacao and lemon-lime soda.”

Spindrift~ “Warm up a chilly evening with the Huntley’s favorite Irish Coffee: Jameson, Bailey’s and hot coffee, topped off with a ‘spin’ of whipped cream .”

Mulligan~ “Need a ‘do over’? If you don’t like it Tom’s way, try it’s John’s way. A Classic Collins, made just the way you like it – choose vodka, gin or bourbon.”

Dance Aweigh~ “A fresh blend of mango rum, ginger ale and fresh lime juice will have you dancing the day away.”

A new favorite for us :-)

I took some photos of a few boats from the marina that haven’t made the menu yet. . .I had some fun trying my hand at mixology for other boat-inspired beverages~

 Semper Fi~ For the Few & the Proud~ an energizing blend of Red Bull and an MRE~  served with a salute, a smile & a beer chaser :-)

Saltine Warrier~ A refreshing blend grapefruit juice and vodka, served in a salted rim glass~ perfect after fighting big fish or drowning your sorrows over “the one” that got away~

Bye George~ Say goodbye to your troubles and quench your thirst like the British with a refreshing blend of Pimm’s No. 1,  lemonade,  lemon-lime soda & a cucumber slice for garnish~

L’âme  Libre~   Drift Away with the Soul-Freeing French flavors of Grey Goose Vodka, Champagne, lemon juice & simple syrup ~

Ready or Knot~ The Knot cocktail~ Are you Ready for this complicated recipe? One part Knot, One part shot glass :-)

Yankee Girl~  A Manhattan, but with a nod to being docked in Dixie~ made with Southern Comfort® peach liqueur, sweet vermouth & bitters.

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  28 comments for “Boat Drinks

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    August 21, 2011 at 6:58 am

    That was fun Mary! Loved seeing the pretty boats and the drinks named for them:@)

  2. August 21, 2011 at 7:45 am

    What a hoot! I’ll try that Yankee Girl…the Manhattan, made with Southern Comfort® peach liqueur, sweet vermouth & bitters. Sound Yummo!

    Really great photos of all the pretty boats. Our friend’s have a wickedly fast Scarab named “Hot Ice” & others with the last name of Sauer named their boat “Sweet & Sauer”….per MY suggestion. LOL We also know a lawyer who named his “SoSuMe”
    I get a real kick out of the creativity involved. Thanks for sharing these.


  3. August 21, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Fun post Mary! Love the boats and names, as well as the drinks.

  4. August 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Fabulous, fun post! I would like to taste almost all of these boaty drinks, while relaxing on any of those boats. I especially like “Yankee Girl”! xo,

  5. August 21, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I’d like to try the Last Fling! Sounds like my kind of drink! This is a fun post, and they are very clever with their drinks! Loved seeing all the boats, would love to sip my drink on any one of them! XO, Pinky

  6. Pondside
    August 21, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Your current favorite sounds perfect to me. Some of the others seemed like a little too much of a good thing!

  7. Dee
    August 21, 2011 at 11:12 am

    love this post. I haven’t had Firefly in ages.

  8. August 21, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I laughed my way through this fun post and think this was my favorite:
    Sea Buff~ “This tropical concoction of Malibu Rum, Midori and Lemonade will make you want to sail the high seas naked!”

    Too much fun!

  9. August 21, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Love the names of the boats! I don’t drink, but I’d try some of them minus the alcohol. I spent the day at the bay yesterday watching my gkids out on the boat skiing and tubing. Even the 3 y o! The weather was great, not too hot and a delightful breeze.

  10. August 21, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Dance Aweigh~ “A fresh blend of mango rum, ginger ale and fresh lime juice will have you dancing the day away.”

    This would be my favorite pick…..I love mango anything…and the mango rum, ginger ale and fresh lime combo sounds delicioso to me!

    A fun post, Mary! Love the creativity and thought given to boat names!

  11. August 21, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Mary, It looks like you had a wonderful time going from one amazing drink to another. I think I want one of each except the one with Red Bull LOL!
    We went to a friends mothers’ 90 BDay party… Not excatly how I wanted to spend the weekend but, how often does a girl turn 90? Cheers! Thanks for sharing & the photos were great! Charlene

  12. Clare
    August 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    WOO HOO! Let’s go “Boat-Hoppin'” and try each one! What a fun way to have cocktails!

  13. August 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    oooo…oooooo….think of a drink for our boat name…Blew Bayou!! She’s a 42′ catamaran……her pic is my blog header! Check her out and then make up a drink for us, please!!!

    • August 23, 2011 at 8:52 am

      Love your catamaran~ Here’s a cocktail I mixed just for you:

      Set Sail with a Breezy Blend of Blue Curacao, Skyy® Vodka & Lemonade~ guaranteed to Buoy your Spirits as you navigate the High Seas~
      I have to confess I cheated & used a Blue Bayou drink recipe with Skyy vodka in the lovely blue bottle :-) Happy Sailing on your Blew Bayou~ Cheers!

  14. August 23, 2011 at 3:10 am

    Lots of these drinks sound really good!! Great Post!!

  15. August 23, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    What fun! I love seeing all the boats and reading about the different drinks. My choice would be Dance Aweigh. But now I have Jimmy Buffet singing Boat Drinks stuck in my head!

  16. Ellen
    August 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    Love the Semper Fi since our Marine son-in-law is busy serving our country in Afghanistan. What a great idea for drinks at that Marina Restaurant. Your new favorite looks real good…

  17. August 24, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Oh my. It would be fun to spend about a year trying every single one of these …slowly…slowly…

    This was such a neat post. I was intriqued with the matching names!

    Thanks for sharing this.


  18. August 24, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I love the post! Simply fun and reminding me of summer still in the air! What fabulous boats with such fun drinks! Thank you for sharing. Anne

  19. August 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Great post. Such gorgeous vessles. Great to have you being a part of Seasonal Sundays. Sorry to be so late in getting to visit.

    – The Tablescaper

  20. August 24, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Oh! I loved all your photo’s and just a great idea! I also loved all the reflections in the water. x

  21. August 25, 2011 at 4:52 am

    Oh my goodnees – there were some amazing boats there!

  22. August 25, 2011 at 11:05 am

    I’ve never tried Sweet Tea Vodka. I’ll remedy that this weekend, however.

  23. August 25, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Pretty creative!


  24. August 25, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    That is the life, I can’t say I wouldn’t want it. :-) Double link-up, come join the conversations every Thursday and Post your questions on Thursday Two Questions Meme

  25. January 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    Dear Mary,

    We are the owners of Sweetgrass Restaurant – Lauren and Jeff Tillapaugh – and a local writer recently told us about this post on your blog, so we just had to check it out! Thanks so much for this wonderful post; we are delighted that you enjoyed our cocktail menu. You had some pretty fabulous ideas yourself – hope you don’t mind if we try a few of them out!

    Hope to see you again soon at Dataw,
    Lauren and Jeff

  26. Judy Myers
    January 14, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Our daughter, Lauren Tillapaugh, the owner of Sweetgrass Restaurant shared your blog with us. Thanks for including our boat, the “Dance Aweigh” and our favorite restaurant in your blog. I have signed up to follow your blogs and look forward to some great reading!
    Come back to visit Dataw soon. You are always welcome.
    Judy and John Myers

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