Regatta Boat Drinks

We spent some time boating and enjoying a couple of regattas on the lake recently~ admiring the boats & colored sails.

It floats my boat to spy new and clever boat names to add to my collection :)

 Last year during our week-long stay at Harbor Island, we dined at Sweetgrass Restaurant & Bar at the Dataw Island Marina~  where the cleverly concocted cocktails are inspired by boats at the marina.

You can see that post here.

Now I have additional fun with boat names~ virtually mixing and shaking cocktails that the names conjure.

Did I mention that I was easily entertained?

I’d always thought it would be fun to come up with OPI nail polish names and paint colors too :)


Coast along with loose sheets and flapping sails with a smooth blend of Jameson Irish Whiskey, Kahlua, and Half & Half. A few Dark Chocolate Shavings for garnish are guaranteed  to keep you in high spirits.

Old Blue~

Come alongside with a refreshing mixture of Blue Curacao liqueur and cranberry juice~ ideal for sailing the blue.

Dancing Bull~

A version of Bloody Bull, made with ABSOLUT Peppar Vodka, that will make your taste buds dance as you dance across the water.

Fly Baby~

A mixture of rum, tequila, vodka, triple sec and Pina Colada mix. A splash of grenadine gives this concoction a slight pinkish color and your ticket to fly towards the sunset.

Ace Trumper~

Heave to with this ace in the hole concoction of made with golden rum, white creme de cacao, lime juice, and simple syrup.


A Boozy Watermelon Rosemary Lemonade~ perfect for summer and a drink I’d like to add to our summer cocktail rotation! The B vitamins in the watermelon and calming effects of the rosemary (not to mention the gin :) are certain to make you stress less and your troubles drift away~

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  20 comments for “Regatta Boat Drinks

  1. July 14, 2012 at 6:57 am

    A Shenanigans on the rocks please! :-)
    Lovely, colourful post.

  2. July 14, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Who comes up with those OPI nail polish names, anyway? Love this post with the libations inspired by boat names. A Dancing Bull sounds good right now.

  3. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    July 14, 2012 at 8:06 am

    I’m on board with a Dancing Bull! Well, maybe a Stressless too:@)

  4. July 14, 2012 at 8:17 am

    I’ll have a Stressless please! Sounds wonderful for summer!

  5. July 14, 2012 at 9:15 am

    So much fun Mary! I love the boats, the gorgeous photos and those fabulous inventive/creative concoctions!

  6. July 14, 2012 at 9:42 am

    I always preferred to cruise, while my husband had the racing spirit, so I’ll just coast along with a smooth Shenanigans, please. Your collection of clever names would make a great book, Mary. Add in some of your drink recipes and you have an even wider audience. I miss being on the water at times and all our weekends of sailing the lake. Fun to see these crystal clear images! ~ Sarah

  7. Pondside
    July 14, 2012 at 10:39 am

    As pretty as a flower garden on a windy day – the blue sky, coloured sails and bobbing on the water!
    I’ll have a Stressless, please!

  8. July 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    A lovely day on the water watching boats sail by while sipping on a cleverly named delicious concoction will float my boat any time!

  9. July 14, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Beautiful images and clever names.

  10. July 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    The Old Blue and the Fly Baby sound GOOD to me! Thanks for the inspiration. Since my name is Pinky and my maiden name was Martini (yes, ut’s true), my hubby makes me a “Pinky Peach Martini. It is yummy!!!! XO, P

  11. July 15, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    I love all the different boats and their names. What fun, to check them all out. Your photos are wonderful, looks like a great day to be out on the boat.

  12. July 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Love those names and love spending summer close to a water and just watch the sunset! ^_^ Great photos here and thanks for sharing.


  13. July 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I’ll have the Ace Trumper! What gorgeous photos…and fun drinks! We are all being entertained tonight!

  14. A Garden of Threads
    July 15, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful shots. Anything with Scotch is good with me.

  15. July 15, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Regattas can be such fun!

    – The Tablescaper

  16. July 16, 2012 at 6:08 am

    Oh your boating images, the close up and details of those elaborate boats, being near the water, with the sun shinning, all are just beautiful! Your day of photo taking was so worth this share. Thank you and have a lovely day~

  17. July 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Great pictures. So much fun reading your drink concoctions. You’ve taken me back to my days as a bartender. :-)

  18. July 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I really enjoyed these beautiful boat scenes. Great photos and mosaics. Pamela

  19. July 18, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Beautiful Boats!!!

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