Princess Cruises has launched a new cocktail in time for Valentine’s Day.
The Love Boat cast member Ted Lange, who played Isaac the bartender, created the amorous concoction, drawing from his character’s grin-and-point move and bright red jacket. The new drink is debuting on all Princess cruise ships in time prior to this weekend.
Called “The Isaac,” the drink includes white rum; pomegranate syrup; two pineapple leaves; and lime juice and club soda.
Lange recently visited the Crown Princess to demonstrate how to make his new creation for the ship’s bartenders.
“The Love Boat put Princess Cruises on the map, bringing the romance and adventure of our cruise vacations into millions of viewers’ homes for the decade it was on air. So, who better to create a special cocktail celebrating love and romance at sea than Ted, who turned his character into the world’s most famous bartender,” said Rai Caluori, the line’s executive vice president of guest experience and product development.
“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!”
To enjoy “The Isaac” at home, here’s the recipe:
2 oz white rum
2 oz pomegranate syrup
½ oz fresh lime juice
splash of club soda
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.