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Cocktail Recipes: Recreate Dale DeGroff’s Delicious Concoctions at Home

Whether you’re enjoying a live music performance, gathering with friends or just unwinding after an exciting day ashore, there’s nothing quite as satisfying as pairing these experiences with a well-crafted cocktail.

Our Master Mixologist Dale DeGroff, also know as “King Cocktail,” reigns when it comes to unique and refreshing libations. As past guests know, his one-of-a-kind creations can be found all throughout our ships – from the Gallery Bar & Explorer’s Lounge to the Ocean Bar and Tamarind Bar. However, if you haven’t had the chance to try one of his delicious drinks, or if you’re a fan who just can’t wait to try them again, here are some of his recipes so you can craft them yourself at home. Cheers!

Dale DeGroff giving a private drink tutorial to Koningsdam guests.

Dale DeGroff giving a drink tutorial to Koningsdam guests.

SALTY DOG RETOOLED

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. (45ml) Absolut Vodka
.075 oz. (22ml) St. Germain Elderflower Liquer
1.5 oz. (45ml) Fresh Grapefruit Juce
0.25 oz. ((8ml) Fresh Lime Juice
2 Dashes Dale DeGroff Bitters
Basil Leaf Garnish (optional)

Preparation:
Frost the rim of a glass using kosher or sea salt. Build the drink over ice in the prepared glass and stir. Garnish with a basil leaf. Because the grapefruit juice can vary from sweet to very tart, adjust the sweet/sour with simple syrup or lime juice if needed.

YUZU MARGARITA

Ingredients:
2 oz. (60ml) Don Julio Blanco
0.5 oz. (15ml) Fresh Lime Juice
0.25 oz. (8ml) Yuzu Juice
0.75 oz. (22ml) Agave Syrup

Preparation:
Assemble the tequila, the agave syrup and the juices in a cocktail mixing glass. Shake vigorously and strain into a coupe glass or over ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with a lime wheel.

HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI

Ingredients:
1.5 oz. (45ml) Mount Gay White Rum
0.25 oz. (8ml) Maraschino Liqueur
0.5 oz. (15ml) Grapefruit Juice
0.75 oz. (22ml) Fresh Lime Juice
Lime Wheel Garnish

Preparation:
Assemble the first four ingredients in a cocktail mixing glass and shake well with ice. Strain into a small cocktail glass. Garnish with the lime.

Cheers to a tasty cocktail!

Cheers to a tasty cocktail!

Which recipe would you like to try? Give it a go and send us a photo…you may be featured on Twitter! info@hollandamerica.com

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