Spice Up Your Valentine’s Day With These Rum Potions

After one sip, a spell will cast over you. Corny? Yes. But I don't let a little embarrassment stop me from some goofy word-play. The reason for the corniness is because you, me, and the rest of the United States are looking down the barrel at Valentine's Day. Do other countries recognize this "holiday"? Whether you're married, involved, or single, Valentine's Day is a great day to create … [Read more...]

Sip On This Rum Swizzle

After one sip, you'll start saving for a boat. What flavor characteristics does your favorite rum drink have? Is it sweet, or is it bitter? Does it give you a fruitiful blast or is it bold sophisticated? Whatever your drink preference, there's definitely a couple dozen rum drink recipes just for you. Castaway Crystal and I have been comparing rum drinks around town lately. Not a bad way … [Read more...]

Three Sheets to the Wind – Three Months to Tortuga Music Festival…coincidence?

Winter has officially come to south Florida. I'm sitting here in a stocking cap, long sleeves, a jacket, jeans, and socks and shoes. Socks and Shoes! I look down at my flip flops and a small tear comes to my eye. If you're anything like me, which if you're reading this you probably are, then you're counting the days until warmer temperatures. You want nothing more than 80 degree sun on your … [Read more...]

The Spicy Farm From Le Soleil D’Or, Cayman Brac

The new year has rolled in and many people are trying to watch those calories and eat better. Today's Boat Drink recipe fits right in with those goals. What, a healthy cocktail? Yes. Let me introduce you to the Le Soleil d’Or Resort on Cayman Brac and their Spicy Farm cocktail. Le Soleil d’Or is the Cayman Islands’ first farm-to-table, wellness-focused destination, situated on the … [Read more...]

Sip The Tropics With The Cruzan Blue Latitude

After one sip you'll be swaying back and forth with the rhythm of the ocean. I went up to my home town of Kansas City this past weekend. The temperature was unseasonable warm with the highs in the low 50's and lows in the 30's. What's warm to some is not warm to me. This island loving Floridian was cursing the bone-chilling gusts of wind and staying close to his beach girl for warmth. While … [Read more...]

Giving Thanks To You…And A Hot Buttered Rum Recipe

After one sip, you'll give thanks to all that is rum. Thanksgiving is upon us and it's time to give thanks. I'd like to give thanks to delicious rum, speechless Caribbean beauty, and having wind in the sails, but most of all I'd like to give thanks to all of you...the Castaways. I would continue to write this blog if it were only my mother reading. But having readers like you to share in the … [Read more...]

Sip An Afrodisiac From AFROHEAD Rum

After one sip, you'll be...well, let's not talk about it. It's Tuesday night as I write this and I'm sipping on a glass of delicious AFROHEAD Rum. I was searching for a good recipe to share with all you thirsty Castaways and figured why not a drink recipe from the AFROHEAD collection. I hit up the rum website and one concoction jumped out at me, the Afrodisiac. Why did this one jump up and … [Read more...]

The Papa Coco: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll be hooking a marlin in the stream. We all have people we look up to and inspire to be like. Some people might be inspired by the President of the United States, others a famous sports figure or perhaps their mother and father. The point is we all have role models and aspire to live a life like certain figures. As a Castaway, I am inspired by a few people, one of those … [Read more...]

Warm Up With Spiced Rum Cider

After one sip, you'll be feeling warm all over. Here in Florida it seems the seasonal switch has been flipped. Good bye to the steamy rainy season and hello to the cool dry season. It's hard to enjoy your rag top Jeep when it rains every freaking day! October means the seasons are in transition every where. Tree foliage is beginning to change in the north and I've even seen reports of snow … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

How would you like to sip on a Key West daiquiri, or maybe make a delicious Caribbean salsa? Of course right. How about explore St. Vincent and the Grenadines, ponder a move to the Turks and Caicos or set foot on an island many may not even know about? Sounds like pure heaven to me. You can find all that in the stories I chose just for you in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Time to … [Read more...]

Tasting The Cannon Blast – Boat Drinks

After one sip, you'll be rolling down the beach. You may have seen a curious new spirit appearing on store shelves lately. It comes in a cannon ball style bottle and is meant to be shot (pun intended) not sipped. The new spirit I'm referring to is called Cannon Blast from Captain Morgan. Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is an intense blend of Captain Morgan's famed rum and a blend of strong … [Read more...]