A Favorite Sailor's Competition

January 06, 2011

Or, is that A Sailor's Favorite Competition?  Surely, the race back to the bar is one our crew has won a time or two!  For the second year running, Wight Vodka partnered with Scuttlebutt Europe to present one of the most "important" contests in the sailing world.... the Favorite Yachting Bar of 2010!  Last year's winner was  Peter Café Sport, located in Horta in the Azores. This year, voting was done on the Scuttlebutt Europe website, with the winner announced on New Year's Eve... but before we reveal the winner... a tasty cocktail idea from Wight:  The Northern Wight NORTHERN WIGHT - 1/2 shot chilled Wight Vodka - 1 shot Cranberry Juice - 1 shot Pomegranate Juice - Champagne - Chambord Combine Vodka and juices in a cocktail shaker with ice and mix for a minute or two to really chill it. Strain into your favorite (Nautical Luxuries) champagne flutes, top with champagne and a splash of Chambord.

Back to the competition, "hundreds and hundreds" of submissions were received this year, but the winner was the Soggy Dollar Bar on Jost Van Dyke in the BVI. The birthplace of the Painkiller cocktail, the bar derives its name from the yachtsmen and women who swim ashore to enjoy the food, drink and conversation there, paying with wet dollar bills pulled from their pockets.

If you find yourself in the BVI, make your way to the south coast of Jost Van Dyke and enjoy a few cocktails while overlooking White Bay. If you can't make it to the BVI this winter, mix up a batch of Northern Wight cocktails and make plans for next year!


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