The Triton

Boat Show News

FLIBS17: Crew stir up winning cocktails

ADVERTISEMENT

Seven megayachts competed in the Northrop & Johnson Chai Rum Cocktail Contest at the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in November. Each yacht was given a bottle of the botanical rum on the opening day of the show and were tasked with creating a unique concoction.

On the fourth day of the show, the drinks were assessed by a panel of four judges, including Kiran Akal and John Fleming of Chai Rum; award-winning Chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food in Miami, and Yachts International Editor-at-Large Jill Bobrow. They considered taste, creativity and overall appearance.

Category winners were given a bottle of Chai Rum. The overall winner was presented with a trophy; a bottle of Chai Rum’s latest cocktail, the Chai Rum Sazerac; and a $1,000 gift certificate to Michael’s Genuine Food in Miami, with Northrop & Johnson providing limo service to the restaurant for the crew on the day of their choosing.

Winners were as follows:

Taste category: M/Y Heartbeat (with assistance from their neighbor M/Y Tumblehome) for its Chai Rum Bloody Mary, created with homemade bloody mary juice and dressed with grilled shrimp, olives stuffed with blue cheese and a sprig of celery.

Creativity category: S/Y MITseaAH for The Engagement, a drink inspired by Capt. Andrew’s proposal to Chief Stew Charlotte during their sail to Florida. It featured strawberries, strawberries frozen in ice, prosecco and Chai Rum.

Appearance category: M/Y Far Niente for its Roasty Toasty Thai Chai, which included homemade chili-infused syrup, Chai Rum and ginger beer with a toasted marshmallow rim, a garnish of candied ginger and a lit sparkler.

Overall winner: M/Y Far Niente took home top honors for the Thai Chai.

Related Posts...
About 1,200 yacht brokers and buyers attended the first edition Read more...
YachtieWorld was at the Palma International Boat Show talking with Read more...
By Dorie Cox Yacht crew competitions continue to gain popularity Read more...
Ever vigilant on the aft deck, crew welcomed visitors on Read more...
A sunny day and busy docks welcomed the 35th Palma Read more...

Share This Post

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Please answer the question below to leave a comment. * Time limit is exhausted. Please reload CAPTCHA.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Editor’s Picks

Yacht share program head sentenced, company moves forward

The head of a yacht sharing program convicted of defrauding investors has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison by a Connecticut …

Port Vauban extends crew program

Port Vauban extends crew program

Port Vauban will continue its crew program events and activities into the summer, according to a company statement. The program offers …

Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

Score with the universal language of soccer during the World Cup

By John Jarvie Boating is a universal language. Anywhere in the world, we have the capacity to communicate, bond and relate through …

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

Bahamas, Caribbean cruising guide author Steven J. Pavlidis dies

By Milt Baker Stephen J. Pavlidis, one of America’s top cruising guide authors, died May 29, in Covington, Georgia, after a long …

Events