I am not sure whether this thread should be under Galley
, Entertainment, or Medical
Please, no comments about quitting. I was just recently telling somebody about my plans to cruise
. I suggested that I might end up drinking too much. When they began offering solutions and consoling me, I said: "Oh, sorry, I'm not worrying or complaining; I'm just making plans."
What novel way do you have of acquiring, storing, serving and ingesting alcoholic beverages while cruising? What tips do you have for overcoming the ice cube habits and the pop habits?
, from Lunenberg, NS, tells me that the locals quickly wean you off putting pop in your rum
, and also take ice only if offered. My wife is gonna scream if I just cut back the number of cubes in her rum
and coke, although I have, at times, had her happy with just lemon or lime juice in her rum. I imagine lime will become a staple aboard. It is also quite useful for consuming fish
We've been thinking of storing large volumes of home-made dry red wine aboard, but are not sure what storage
vessels would work. Any ideas? The good things about red wine include no need for pop, ice, or refrigeration
. We have toyed with the idea of a large reservoir and a dedicated tap with handpump. Anybody ever do that?
The red wine in some locations is high quality and low cost. I would likely buy lots in Martinique
or Trinidad, and forget the home-made. I have just enough room below the floor boards for bottles and 2-litre boxes of wine.
I am hoping I will not be too finicky about my beer
, and will learn to drink it warm. My father preferred it that way. If not, I will be powering up a lot.
What are the drinking habits aboard your boat?