ms Maasdam

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The Netherlands
55,575 grt
719 feet
22 knots
December 1993
Actress June Allyson

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Oct 2014

Celebrate Halloween & Day of the Dead with These Spook-tacular HAL Recipes

Submitted by: HAL Culinary Team

Rudi's Mini Pumpkin Soup Bowls make a festive Halloween dish.
Rudi's Mini Pumpkin Soup Bowls make a festive Halloween dish.

Today is Halloween, the spookiest day of the year! From sweet treats to creative costumes to boo-tiful decorations, it’s a fun and festive day onboard every Holland America Line ship. Guests on one of our cruises will be celebrating in oceans around the world and ports in New Zealand, Greece, Nicaragua, Curacao, the Chilean Fjords and at Half Moon Cay. For our culinary experts, the holiday is about more than just candy. This year they’ve developed some Halloween-themed cocktails that will be featured in the bars throughout the day. From chocolaty to tart, they are sure to make the day even more spook-tacular! VAMPIRE MARTINI – Luscious, deliciously evil and chocolaty Ingredients: 1.5 oz. Bacardi rum 1 oz. White crème de cacao 1 oz. half and Half .5 oz. chambord Glass: Chilled Martini glass Garnish: White chocolate fine flakes for rimming the glass Directions: Combine all ingredients in a shaker and mix with ice. Strain into a chilled martini glass and line the rim with the white chocolate flakes. MIDNIGHT PUMPKIN – Tangy cocktail with a sweet finish Ingredients: 2 oz. Jose Cuervo Reposado 1 oz. Cointreau 1 oz. Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice .5 oz. Simple Syrup 1 oz. Pumpkin Puree Glass: Cocktail glass with ice Garnish: Orange wedge Directions: Rim the glass with a cinnamon and sugar mix. Mix all ingredients into a shaker. Shake and strain into a glass filled with ice. FREDDY’S BROKEN HEART – Potent strawberry colada Ingredients: 2 oz. Pouring Dark Rum 3 oz. Half Pina Colada Mix 3 oz. Strawberry Mix Glass: Hurricane glass Garnish: Cherry and pineapple wedge Directions: Add the ingredients to the glass to build. Garnish with pineapple wedge and cherry. WITCH CRAFT – Hand-pressed limes with a wild, sweet-tart bite of cranberry and green apple Ingredients: 2 pcs Fresh lime wedges 1.5 oz. Vodka .5 oz. Green Apple Pucker 1.5 oz. House Made Sour Mix 0.5 oz. Cranberry juice Glass: Cocktail glass Garnish: Slice of red apple Directions: Squeeze the limes to get the juice and combine all ingredients in a shaker; strain into the glass. Serve in a red-sugar […]

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