Sailing Turkey and Trying Something New
There are some things that are simply synonymous with a summer holiday: sunbathing, swimming and indulging in local food and drink!
A holiday sailing Turkey’s seas will put you in the best position to enjoy the latter, so rather than sticking to your usual tipple, why not try some of these traditional Turkish cocktails?
Elegant and visually striking, the Turkish Delight Martini is both great fun and easily adaptable to each drinker’s individual tastes. When you think of Turkish Delight, the contrast between the dark chocolate casing and bright pink filling springs to mind, and this is cleverly replicated in this cocktail. The drink uses layers of brown crème de cacao and red grenadine-infused gin to create the recognisable colours of the confectionery.
A drink that takes some skill to put together and serve, the Golden Slipper was once popular in America but is now a staple on Turkish cocktail menus. Another sweet drink, the cocktail involves mixing a herb-based liqueur with apricot brandy before floating an egg yolk on top.
If you are not keen on trying the above when sailing Turkey, you might be happier with what locals call Lion’s Milk. Using what many consider to be the national drink of Turkey, Raki, as its base, this cocktail is a simple mix of strong spirit and water. Often served with the Turkish meal of meze, Lion’s Milk is a genuine taste of Turkish life.