Cocktail Recipes to Quench Your Thirst

Did you know March 24 is National Cocktail Day? What better day than today to share signature recipes created specifically for Holland America Line‘s 150th anniversary!

Feeling thirsty? Gather some friends around the table and get ready to have some fun. These cocktails will quench your thirst and delight your senses.

Dutch 150


  • 1 oz De Lijn Gin
  • ½ oz lemon juice
  • ½ oz simple syrup
  • 3 oz sparkling wine

Directions: Combine ingredients above and garnish with Orange Twist. Serve in champagne flute.

150th Gin & Tonic


  • 2 oz De Lijn Gin
  • 1 bottle of Fever Tree Premium Indian Tonic
  • Assortment of 5 seasonal botanicals, choosing from the following list: Lemon Wheel, Lime Wheel, Cucumber Wheel, Juniper Berries, Black or Pink Peppercorns, Verbena Leaves, Kaffir Leaves, Mint Leaves, Star Anise, Edible Flowers (Rose, Tulip, Marigolds, Lavender).

Directions: Fill glass with ice and pour tonic until glass is about 3/4 full. Add Gin. Flavor with botanicals as desired. Express and rim Gin Tonic glass with Orange Swath.

About De Lijn Gin

Gin has been an anchor in Holland America Line’s history dating back to the company’s inception. In celebration of our 150th anniversary, guests can enjoy an exclusive label of the spirit on board. Affectionately named De Lijn as a nod to Holland America Line’s roots, the bottle is adorned with a label boasting the name in Dutch orange. It’s accented with line drawings of brilliant blue juniper berries in a style the cruise line has coined as Modern Delft, an homage to iconic blue and white of Dutch Delftware.

De Lijn Gin is made with a blend of Dutch inspired botanicals, including orange and rose, along with elderberry, lemon verbena, lemon, raspberry and juniper. Each botanical is cold distilled separately for distinct and consistent flavors. The result is a premium gin, made in America, inspired by the Netherlands, and specially crafted for Holland America Line.

De Lijn is available in all bars and lounges fleetwide. You can also purchase in shipboard shops.

Cheers & enjoy!


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