With travel temporarily on pause, we are all searching for ways to fill that void. While we still can’t be on a river cruise to explore the world in person, we can do the next best thing-virtually. After a full day of sightseeing, many passengers head to the lounge for a relaxing Happy Hour before dinner.
So while we are all at home, there’s no reason you can’t indulge your thirst for river cruising by hosting a virtual "Sip 'n' Sail Hour." All you need to do is invite your family, neighbors, and friends to a Zoom, Facebook Live, or other sharing platform to a designated time.
Here are some featured cocktail recipes from river cruise lines. Just assemble the ingredients and imagine you are onboard sipping one of these signature cocktails with fellow passengers.
AmaWaterways Peach Mojitos
· Crushed Ice
· Fresh Mint leaves
· ½ oz Rum
· 1 ½ oz Peach Liquor
· Lime (cut into quarters)
· Sugar to taste (optional)
1. In a tall, sturdy drink glass, combine lime, sugar, and mint leaves.
2. Muddle together the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice. Be sure your muddle is taller than your glass!
3. Once muddled, add crushed ice
4. Top with rum and peach liqueur
5. Stir and sip to taste.
Scooter Tessari, MCC, owns The Cruise Center, Inc. in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and operates the website Tasteful Journeys devoted to enrichment vacations with a culinary accent and featuring cruises, tours, and custom designed vacation packages.