Princess Cruises Debuts New Love Boat-Inspired Cocktail
To celebrate the Valentine’s Day holiday, Princess Cruises introduced a new signature cocktail, “The Isaac”, named after the iconic bartender of the same name played by Ted Lange on the hit TV series The Love Boat. This exciting new libation will be served up fleet wide as Princess Cruises pays homage to the root of their pop-culture fame.
Made from white rum pomegranate syrup, lime juice and club soda, and garnished with two pineapple leaves, this fantastic new beverage is inspired by the red jacket wearing icon who gave us the famous two-finger point we’ve all known and loved all these years.
Ted Lange recently made an appearance onboard the Crown Princess to demonstrate the proper technique for making this delicious new cocktail. In fact, a video of this demonstration can be found below.
The Love Boat TV series put Princess Cruises in forefront of the industry, and in the minds of would-be cruisers everywhere. After spending almost a decade on the air, it has become the archetype of what cruising is all about, and it still enjoyed by millions of viewers each year. “Most people don’t know that while I was serving up drinks on the Love Boat, I also became a licensed bartender in real life,” said Lange. “If a bartender recognizes me, he or she always wants me to try their special drink. Now, I’m excited for everyone to try my special drink and I know they are going to love it. Like the song says, “come aboard, the Isaac’s waiting for you!”
This new beverage is just the latest item to be introduced by Princess to put a little romantic spark in their voyages. Last fall, the cruise line introduced “Chocolate Journeys,” a custom-crafted dessert-inspired cruise, featuring wine pairings and exquisite chocolate bites created by one of the top names in artisan chocolate, Norman Love.
To enjoy “The Isaac” at home, here’s the cocktail recipe:
– 2 oz white rum
– 2 oz pomegranate syrup
– ½ oz fresh lime juice
– splash of club soda
– lime slice(s)
– 2 pineapple leaf spears
– Glass: highball glass
Fill highball glass with 2/3 ice or desired amount of ice. Into a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, pomegranate syrup and lime juice. Shake and strain into highball glass, filling just to the top of the ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with a fresh lime slice and two pineapple spears.