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Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

Statendam Crew Capture the Holiday Spirit

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…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Linzer Short Cookies

Rudi’s Recipes: Linzer Short Cookies

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…”

Holiday Cocktail: Have Yourself a Berry Little Cocktail

Holiday Cocktail: Have Yourself a Berry Little Cocktail

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.

Rudi’s Recipes: Shortbread Cookies

Rudi’s Recipes: Shortbread Cookies

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:…”

Holiday Cocktail: Manhattan Cocktail

Holiday Cocktail: Manhattan Cocktail

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:…”

Rudi’s Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies

Rudi’s Recipes: Gingerbread Cookies

INGREDIENTS: 6 cups of flour 1 cup of butter 1 cup of brown sugar 1 cup of molasses 1/2 cup of milk 1 egg 1 teaspoon of baking powder 1 teaspoon of ginger, ground 1 teaspoon of nutmeg, ground 1 teaspoon of cloves, ground 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, ground 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract DIRECTIONS:…   read more of “Rudi’s Recipes:…”

Holiday Cocktail: Candy Cane Tini

Holiday Cocktail: Candy Cane Tini

Ingredients: 2oz Vanilla Absolut Vodka .75oz Crème de Cacao White .5oz Peppermint Schnapps 3 Drops of Cherry Juice Glass: Martini Garnish: 3 drops of Cherry Juice poured in the center Powdered Candy Cane rimmer glass 1 Candy Cane hung on the rim Mix Vanilla Absolut Vodka, Crème de Cacao White and Peppermint Schnapps, shake and…   read more of “Holiday Cocktail:…”