Boat Drinks, Waitress Bring Me Two More Boat Drinks!
Waitress Bring Me Two More Boat Drinks
– Jimmy Buffett
A friend and I were discussing rum the other day and when I said “I LOVE rum,” she responded, “doesn’t everybody?”
I paused for a second and and thought “well no they don’t, actually,” and I began to think that that us rum drinkers are in kind of an exclusive club. We’re the ones in the corner of the party, laughing to ourselves, wearing the shorts and flip flops, while the vodka drinkers are in their jackets and slacks wearing big watches or high-dollar cocktail dresses discussing corporate takeovers or the latest fashion trends.
Us rum drinkers are the ones with the suntans who talk of being sprawled out on the sand or on sailboats and drinking at beach bars.
The vodka drinkers don’t get it. To them, we are the equivalent of being at the kiddie’s table. They look over and we’re the ones acting like kids – making the most noise, laughing the loudest, telling stories of drunken tales and adventures.
That’s because rum stirs our Caribbean soul. Makes us want to be in a tropical environment and with that comes the tropical temperament of kicking back and having what PubClub.com calls “rum fun.” Where we go we are the life of the party and we don’t care if the vodka people look kind of funny at us.
Rum drinkers are like the small tight-knit group of people sitting around the campfire having our own fun while others are off doing more “refined” things. We ‘re not clickish, tho, for we welcome any other rum drinkers to the party.
In fact, we’re of the “the more the merrier” mentality.
We’re also not trendy. We don’t need to try the latest “thing;” we just want good rum and the good conversation we have when we drink rum.
As for what kind of rum to drink, personally, I prefer dark rum from the Caribbean. And as far as drinks, well my buddy Luau Larry makes the best rum drinks, and his favorite rum drink from a bar is the “Old School” Mai Tai at the Royal Hawaiian on Waikiki Beach.
Have a few of those and the rum tingles from the toes to the tip of your head. Suddenly, you start talking to the people next to you, then the people next them, and the people next to them and, well, suddenly you’re friends with everyone in a half-mile radius.
That’s the power of rum. You see, it’s a very conversational-inspiring spirit.
And the more the merrier!