It’s National Cocktail Day – and in celebration of this boozy day, we asked a handful of Superyacht Stews to share their most-loved cocktail recipes with you. From mocktails to martinis, these mixology masters will inspire you to pick up a shaker and treat yourself, or your guests to the best cocktail (or mocktail) that they’ve ever had.

5 must try Superyacht Cocktail recipes in celebration of International cocktail day:

1. The Cardamom Rose Cocktail – Created by Lara Edwards

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Lara Edward, a.k.a lala_yachtieinteriors unveils the recipe behind this elegant, classy cocktail:

“It’s ideal to serve at a cocktail party or as a pre-dinner drink! The mix of fresh flavours and gentle aromas in the cocktail make it the perfect pairing for Indian cuisine.”- Superyacht stewardess, Lara Edward

The Cardamom Rose Cocktail Recipe:

  • 2 oz Hendricks Gin
  • 1 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1 oz lemon syrup
  • 1/2 oz rose simple syrup (1oz if you like sweeter drinks)
  • 2 or 3 dashes Peychauds Bitters
  • 2 or 3 cardamom pods (muddled and strained)
Note – For that special finishing touch, try adding a garnish of dried rose leaf or dehydrated grapefruit!

2. The Orange Passion Margarita Mocktail – Created by Nicole Rouse

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Nicole Rouse, also recognised for Nicoleinteriors, divulges how she makes her favourite mocktail –  The orange passion margarita.
“I’ve made it in the past as a welcome drink, it goes down a blast and is super refreshing. With children on board, I’ve made mine non-alcoholic, but you can easily add tequila or vodka (tried and tested after working hours) and it’s just as wonderful.” – Superyacht Stewardess, Nicole Rouse

The Orange Passion Margarita Mocktail Recipe:

  • Fresh mango,
  • Orange juice
  • Cranberry juice
  • Passion fruit purée
  • 1 or 2 shots of alcohol (vodka/tequila)
  • Blended with a few ice cubes
Note – Blend with ice cubes and decorate with a garnish of dehydrated blood orange for a wonderful contrast of colours.

3. M/Y Ocean Clubs signature cocktail, The Raspberry Rose Gin Fizz – Created by Rochelle Van Rooyen 

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The Raspberry Rose Gin Fizz Recipe:

  • 2 oz Hendricks gin
  • 1/2 oz lemon juice
  • 1/2 oz rose water
  • again, 1/2 oz raspberry syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • Top up with rose lemonade.
  • Top with crushed rose petals.

4. The Cucumber Martini – Created by Ciara Faber

Ciara Faber, also recognised as Ciarathekiwi shares her go-to martini recipe that never fails to impress her Superyacht guests…

“It’s one of those crowd pleasers that’s super easy to make, looks great and is really delish!” – Chief Stew turning land-based, Ciara Faber

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The Cucumber Martini Cocktail Recipe:

  • 4 slices cucumber
  • 60ml Vodka
  • 30ml Lemon juice
  • 20ml Elderflower liqueur
Note – Muddle the cucumber in the shaker to release all the cucumber flavour, then add the remaining ingredients, with the ice. Once that’s done, shake it vigorously and strain it into a chilled martini glass. Lastly, garnish with cucumber and rosemary, then you’re all good to go!

5. The “Illusion Fusion” Cocktail – Created by Shannon McAlister

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Shannon Mcalister, also recognised as a part of the Superyacht interior team running ‘The floating table’ Instagram account, shares Motor Yacht Illusion V’s signature cocktail:
” You’re guaranteed a whole load of giggles with this one…” – Superyacht stewardess, Shannon Mcalister

The Illusion Fusion Cocktail Recipe:

  • 1 and a half oz Vodka or Tequila
  • 2 oz passion fruit purée
  • 1 oz fresh orange juice
  • quarter oz simple syrup
  • egg white
Note- Firsty, rim the glass with chili salt, then chill glass with ice blocks. Once it’s chill, shake all the ingredients except for the egg white and pour the contents into a glass of choice.Next, whisk the egg white and use a back end of a spoon to pour it over on top of the liquid. The final step is to decorate with dehydrated rose petals, orange and crystallized ginger.

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