The day may begin when the sun comes up on the Formula photo shoot, but it definitely does not end when the sun goes down. The creative folk at Formula are always trying to capture just the right “sunset shot” for our award-winning brochures, and this effort can be not only a photographic challenge, but a human nature challenge as well. After a long hot day of shooting in the sun, the crew is not always anxious to get back out on the water for another round of shooting. Formula’s photo shoot chef has found that a little refreshment goes a long way in coaxing everyone into their places for the final phase of the day’s shoot.
The following is a drink recipe from a model year photo shoot. The menu has a bit of Cuban flair, inspired by the Hemingway memorabilia, which was sometimes seen at the Compleat Angler, a favorite Hemingway haunt in the Bahamas. The recipes use fresh ingredients you are likely to have on your boat or suggest alternate ingredients, as well non-perishable items you can purchase when you provision your boat.
Squeeze a wedge of lime into the bottom of an empty glass. Add 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar to taste (not too tart!) and stir well to dissolve. If using fresh mint, add about six mint leaves (or to taste) in the glass and “muddle” or bruise the leaves with the back of a spoon to release the oils. If using dried mint leaves, add to taste. Fill the glass with ice and then club soda. Garnish with another wedge of lime and a sprig of fresh mint.