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"My husband and I just returned from a wonderful Galapagos cruise on the Celebrity Xpedition. Everything was fantastic and the crew was great. Since there were only 78 passengers on our sailing, we all got to know each other. One of our favorite activities was meeting in the lounge before dinner and enjoying cocktails while exchanging stories about the day's events. Our favorite cocktail by far was the Blue-Footed Booby. Could you please find out how it's made? It sure would bring back some great memories. Thanks a million." --Diana Dosmann
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Ingredients
2 oz Cana Manabita
4 oz pineapple juice
.5 oz Blue Curacao
1 oz cream
Blue-Footed Booby
This drink is named for the long-winged seabirds that breed off the Pacific Coast of South America, most famously in the Galapagos Islands. Cana Manabita is a sugar cane liquor produced in Ecuador; if you cannot find it, Cachaca, a Brazilian liquor made from distilled sugar cane juice, is a nice substitute -- as is your favorite good-quality rum!

1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.

2. Pour into a cuvee glass, or a wide-bowled white wine glass or Champagne flute.

3. For a variation on the theme, try the Red-Footed Booby, made with 2 ounces Finlandia vodka, 1/4 ounce Cointreau and 2 ounces pineapple juice (shake over ice and serve in a martini glass).


"My girlfriend and I took a weeklong getaway on Freedom of the Seas and spent more nights than we'd like to admit drinking mojitos at Boleros. We were there so often in fact that I have photos of us with the bartenders in my scrapbook! I often make mojitos at home ... but have never been able to exactly replicate the refreshing, tasty ones from Freedom. I'd love to have their exact formula so we can relive that trip during our next 'girl's night in'!" -- AsianPear79
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Ingredients
2 oz Bacardi Superior Rum
3 mint leaves
4 lime wedges
1 oz Monin Mojito Mint
1 oz club soda
Mojito
Mojitos are the signature drink at Royal Caribbean's Latin-themed bar, Boleros. You can find Monin Mojito Mint on amazon.com.

1. Muddle all ingredients.

2. Pour into cocktail shaker filled with ice.

3. Shake over ice and pour into highball glass.

4. Top off with club soda and garnish with a fresh mint sprig.


"Please, if at all possible, find the recipe for the Ginger Cosmpolitans as served in the Commodore Club aboard the Queen Mary 2. Thanks." -- Beth
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Ingredients
2 oz SKYY Vodka
.5 oz Cointreau
Squeeze fresh lime juice
Cranberry juice
2 slices fresh ginger
Ginger Cosmo
The recipe we received from Cunard also calls for a garnish of "flaming orange zest." After checking out a few bartending forums, we've dug up what appears to be proper technique: Squeeze a fresh slice of orange peel so that the oils spray through the flame of an ignited lighter and over the drink. If this sounds like a lot of work for just a hint of flavor, go ahead and garnish with a plain, raw slice of the fruit -- we won't tell.

1. Muddle fresh ginger and lime juice.

2. Add spirits and cranberry juice to taste; shake.

3. Pour into chilled martini glass.





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