A set of 3 ladies on a yacht looking on at the Miami skyline while being served cocktails

Crafting Cocktails for Our

Luxury Yacht Guests

Welcome aboard Extasy Yacht, the premiere luxury yachting destination in South Florida where nothing compares to enjoying the tropical waterways in style. As experts in curating memorable charter experiences, we know that outstanding mixes are just as important as the onboard amenities and itinerary. In this Mixology guide, we’ll reveal our tips and tricks for crafting bespoke craft cocktails that will leave your guests feeling true Extasy.

Start with selecting quality liquors befitting a luxury yacht. For mixing complex cocktails, go with well-balanced brands like Bombay Sapphire gin, Captain Morgan rum, Crown Royal whiskey, or Patrón tequila. Don’t skimp on vermouths, either—opt for smooth options like Martini & Rossi Dry Vermouth. Stock up on mixers too—club soda, tonic water, and juices from red bell peppers to passionfruit. Fresh ingredients are always best for crafting memorable mixes.

Spice up your mixer selection with infused simple syrups. Steep strawberries, basil, or jalapeños in simple syrup for a week to bottle color and flavor that elevate even the basic cocktail. For a signature Extasy Yacht offering, try our watermelon mint syrup—muddle sweet watermelon chunks and fresh mint in a simple syrup for a bright, cooling addition to your guest’s mojitos and margaritas. Infusions add unique complexity with minimal effort. 

Herbs, citrus, and produce also enhance mixology. Keep limes, oranges, lemons, and seasonal fruits like pineapple and watermelon on hand to express juiciness in your concoctions. Fresh garden herbs like rosemary, thyme, and basil impart savory nuances. For a seamless tropical experience, accentuate cocktails with island flair by grating coconut, muddling lemongrass, or muddling fresh ginger. Garnishes take mixology to the next level, so stock up on fruit slices, edible flowers, fresh herbs, and other accouterments for dazzling presentations.

Mastering basic cocktail-crafting techniques ensures flawless execution of even the most complex creations. Practice precision pouring and jiggering spirits by volume for exact ratios. Learn basic mixing methods like the quick shake, dry shake, and slow stir. The quick shake aerates ingredients with vigor for 20-30 seconds, while a dry shake sans ice helps emulsify ingredients like egg whites. A slow circular stir chills ingredients while maintaining clarity. With practice, you’ll gain the muscle memory needed to please even the most discerning guests.

A group of friends spending a sunny afternoon on Extasy Yacht in front of a huge table spread of delicious catering as cocktails are being served

Fine-tuning flavor profiles is an art, so taste as you mix and tweak ratios to suit your tastes and occasion. If a drink tastes too sweet, add a splash of seltzer; too tart, reach for simple syrup. Keep cocktail recipes on hand for your arsenal of signature serves, but also be willing to riff based on feedback and available ingredients. With a little practice, you’ll feel comfortable crafting bespoke beverages to suit unique occasions.

Now let’s dive into a few signatures cocktail recipes worthy of the Luxury Extasy Yacht experience:

Coco Limon Smash  

– 1.5 oz premium white rum 

– 1 oz fresh lime juice

– .5 oz simple syrup

– 4 fresh mint leaves

– 1 tbsp creamed coconut

– Club soda

– Lime wedge 

Muddle mint and creamed coconut in a Collins glass. Add rum, lime juice, and simple syrup. Fill with ice, top with club soda, and stir. Garnish with mint sprig and lime wheel. Creamy coconut mingles with bright citrus for a tropically refreshing quencher.

Miami Vice

– 1.5 oz light rum  

– 1 oz triple sec

– .5 oz fresh lime juice

– .5 oz fresh pineapple juice  

– .25 oz grenadine

– Pineapple wedge

Shake all liquid ingredients vigorously with ice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass over fresh ice. Garnish with pineapple wedge. This retro classic screams Miami luxury in every vibrant, fruity sip. 

Millionaire’s Old Fashioned  

– 2 oz 18-year aged rum

– 1 tsp rich demerara syrup

– 3 dashes Angostura bitters

– Luxardo maraschino cherry

– Orange peel 

Add all ingredients except garnishes to a mixing glass. Fill with ice and stir until well-chilled, about 30 seconds. Stain into a double old-fashioned glass filled with one large ice cube or sphere. Garnish with a cherry on a pick and an orange twist. Sip slowly and savor superior rum complexity. 

Whether you have pop divas bouncing around on rubber duckies and Jet Skis or Fortune 500 executives brainstorming the next big deal, unique libations are guaranteed to enhance any outing on the water. Our seasoned bartenders have perfected innovative beverages with top-shelf spirits to suit any palate or occasion. Now you can learn their secrets to hosting high rollers in high fashion. 

As the craft cocktail connoisseurs of South Florida, we know these recipes give you a launch pad for curating bespoke quenchers worthy of the Extasy Yacht experience. 

With top-shelf spirits, unique infusions, and a dash of showmanship, you’ll be sure to level up any charter you select with Extasy Yacht, Miami. Bon voyage and happy mixing!