This signature cocktail was created to keep crew moral up as well as prevent scurvy and seasickness all in one glass. Consisting of Rum (1 or 2 Oz), Grand Marnier (A Splash), Angostura Bitters (Couple Drops), Lime Juice (1 wedge) all topped off with Ginger Ale (or Ginger Beer)... it contains everything a sailor needs to recover from an overnight passage, keep the vitamin C levels up, and settle your stomach for the next leg of the trip.
Here are a few key examples of how we used it during the trip;
- The captain and crew are generally very irritable after an overnight... Once the anchor is dropped have a "Don't Worry About It" and then try to put the boat back together.
- Spinnaker rips in half... have a "Don't Worry About It" and order a new one. (It also aids one in spending large quantities of money)
- Sarah sneaks under a 45ft bridge after anxiously waiting to reach it the whole day, while recalculating the mast height in your head 1000 times... "Don't worry about it!" have a drink, we cleared it by more than a few inches!
- Macerator pump craps out... have a "Don't Worry About It" find a pump-out station, and then take that sucker apart to see what's wrong.