I’m on a Boot

Photos by John Hook

The Corzo Sunset Cruise, hosted by Christa Wittmier from Youngs Market, was a lovely touch to any Monday afternoon. Master mixologists Manny Hinojosa, Juan Coronado and Joey Gottesman graciously shared refreshing beverage recipes en route to Ko Olina Marina.

Cocktail recipes varied but primarily focused on the smooth flavor of Corzo and Cazadores tequila. Juan Coronado, master mixologist and Bacardi representative prepared what he called, “Anchor Punch.” The name-appropriate beverage consisted of grated ginger, nutmeg, oligosaccharide (commonly known as simply sugar) macerated with lemon skins and combined with guava, pomegranate and lemon juice. Oh, and of course, Bacardi Oakheart.

The nicely-paired menu consisted of beef fajitas, Corzo-marinated blackened chicken, vegetarian ground beef with corn tortilla, which were all served with an authentic el yucateco and buffalo sauce.

Once on the lavish boat, we were greeted by Captain Jay Turner and first mates Erik Alvz and Matt Yeager. Aboard, we were served signature Corzo-inspired cocktails and had the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful sunset sail. While stretching our sea legs, we enjoyed a second helping of food. The two-hour cruise and its surrounding soiree was a magical experience, leaving guests with an indelible impression that will surely be carried until the next tasting.

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