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Living in Maryland – Sponsored Cocktails at The U.S. Sailboat Show

Besides the sailboats, another favorite part of this show are the cocktails!

Pusser’s Rum


It’s necessary to have at least one Painkiller from Pusser’s when you arrive to the show. These are made from delicious Pusser’s Rum straight out of the Caribbean. Created in the tropical paradise of the British Virgin Islands where the PAINKILLER has become the favorite tipple of sailors and landlubbers alike. Comes in 3 strengths: No’s 2, 3, & 4. Here’s the recipe if you’d like to make one of these cocktails at home!

Painkiller – The Secret Recipe

  • 2, 3, or 4 parts Pusser’s Navy Rum
  • 4 parts pineapple juice
  • 1 part cream of coconut
  • 1 part orange juice 

Serve on the rocks. Stir & grate fresh nutmeg on top.

You can find more recipes here –> Pusser’s Rum

Hendrick’s Gin


Our favorite part of the sailboat show is always the Hendrick’s Gin Barge! Their gin is unusual in the best of ways & their entertainment never disappoints. If you’ve not had it before, go to the store and grab ingredients for this next recipe. They provide a variety of cocktails throughout the show but this is absolutely my favorite! 

Flora Dora

2 parts Hendrick’s Gin
1 part fresh lime juice
1/2 part raspberry syrup –> If you don’t feel like juicing raspberries, use this grenadine
Topped with ginger beer

Build all ingredients in high ball over cubed ice. Garnish with a fresh raspberry & lime.

You can find more recipes here –> Hendrick’s Gin Recipes

Papa Pilar’s Rum


Oh so good! Dedicated to one of the greatest adventurers out there, Ernest Hemingway. Give this rum a chance in your future cocktails, it’s delicious!

“It’s as if an imagination is intermingling salt water with desert, sea with plain, creatures of the deep with creatures of the bush.” – Ernest Hemingway

Papa’s Summer Punch 

1.5 parts Papa’s Pilar Rum
4 parts guava, mango, & passion fruit juices

Serve over ice. Garnish with Serrano slices.

You can find more recipes here –> Papa Pilar’s Rum Recipes

Alcohol sometimes makes us do funny things. Check out this video from the US Sailboat Show in 2015.

If you haven’t read our other post from this week, here it is –> Arrival to Chesapeake + United States Sailboat Show

Cheers & thanks for reading!

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