Today is Halloween, the spookiest day of the year! From sweet treats to creative costumes to boo-tiful decorations, it’s a fun and festive day onboard every Holland America Line ship. Guests on one of our cruises will be celebrating in oceans around the world and ports in New Zealand, Greece, Nicaragua, Curacao, the Chilean Fjords… read more of “Celebrate Halloween…”
From Mixs’ Martinis, Champagne and Spirits & Ales bars, to the Ocean Bar, Silk Den and Crow’s Nest, there are a variety of venues on each ship that serve an even greater variety of cocktails.
There’s no better drink to ring in the New Year than a nice flute of bubbly.
As part of the Culinary Arts Center program, guests can take mixology classes that teach how to concoct drinks like a professional bartender. On Caribbean voyages, guests can taste the island life and learn how to make refreshing cocktails dripping with tropical flavors. Three of the most popular drinks are fruity, cool and fresh. Which… read more of “Learn to Make…”
Ingredients: 1.5 oz Vodka 0.5 oz Chambord 0.75 oz Crème de Cacao White Glass: Martini Garnish: Fresh raspberry on the rim Instructions: Mix vodka, Chambord and crème de cacao in a cocktail shaker. Shake and strain. Garnish with a fresh raspberry on glass rim.
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.
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: 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:…”