I was in charge of delivering the pink Christmas tree to the shop on Half Moon Cay so Eurodam could pick it up later. I thought perhaps it would enjoy a stroll around the island first. Merry Christmas Half Moon from Nieuw Amsterdam!
Ingredients: Fresh mint leaves 1 oz Maker’s Mark Bourbon 0.5 oz Chambord 0.5 oz Tripple Sec Glass: Rock Garnish: Mint sprig Pour all ingredients in a mixing glass. Fill glass with crushed ice. Shake and pour. Garnish with mint sprig.
It is not very often you will see grown men and women sitting around coloring or making paper chains and snowflakes, but that has been the scene here on board Statendam for the past several nights as we prepare for the holiday season. The entire crew messroom is filled with the joy and innocence of… read more of “Statendam Crew…”
Guest Sharon Johnson and her husband were on Volendam for the trans-Pacific voyage to Sydney and the circumnavigation of Australia for 55 days. Enjoy these photos from their port call at Lombok, Indonesia. After leaving Komodo Island, we sailed to Lembar, Lombok, Indonesia. Lombok is an island to the east of Bali. A ferry from… read more of “Cruise Diary:…”
INGREDIENTS 1 cup of almonds, toasted and grounded 2 cups of flour, sieved 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon of salt 2 sticks of butter, softened 2/3 cup of sugar 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 lemon, fine zest 2 cups of raspberry preserve DIRECTIONS 1. In the bowl using the paddle, beat… read more of “Rudi’s…”
Ingredients: 1oz Vodka 0.5oz Crème de Cassis 1oz Cranberry Juice 0.75oz Grapefruit Juice 0.25oz Simple Syrup 2oz House Sparkling wine Glass: Pint Garnish: 2 Raspberries on pick Press 5 raspberries in a mixing cup and fill with ice. Pour in all over ingredients, shake and pour. Garnish with 2 raspberries on a pick.
INGREDIENTS: 9oz butter 4.5oz sugar 16oz flour 8oz corn flour 1 piece of orange zest DIRECTIONS: 1. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then mix in the flour, cornstarch and orange zest. Do not over-mix. 2. Rest the dough in the fridge for four hours, then roll dough until it’s 5mm thick… read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”
Ingredients: 1.5oz of Pouring Cognac 0.75oz of Infused Vermouth Dash of Angostura Bitters Infused Vermouth: 2 cups of Sweet Vermouth 1 tsp of allspice 2 cinnamon sticks 2 whole cloves 1 dash of cayenne pepper 1 dash of sea salt Glass: Rock Garnish: Orange twist Nutmeg Boil all ingredients together for 3 minutes. Shake and… read more of “Holiday Cocktail:…”