Quick! Name the head bartender on the Pacific Princess in the TV series The Love Boat. (If you yelled out Gopher, you need some TV binging time on the couch.) The correct answer, as we know from our homework, is Isaac Washington, played by actor Ted Lange. And Princess Cruises has decided to honor the TV show and Lange by creating a new cocktail fittingly called the Isaac.
The new drink, concocted by Lange himself, debuted on all Princess ships for Valentine’s Day.
“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,” says Lange, in a Princess media announcement. “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. I know they are going to love it.” (Watch a video of Lange making the Isaac.)
To make the Isaac at home, here’s the recipe:
- 2 oz. white rum
- 2 oz. pomegranate syrup
- 1/2 oz. fresh lime juice
- Splash of club soda
- Lime slices
- 2 pineapple-leaf spears
Preparation: Fill highball glass with 2/3 ice. Into a cocktail shaker, add ice, white rum, pomegranate syrup and lime juice. Shake and strain into highball glass, filling to the top of the ice. Top off with club soda and garnish with a fresh lime slice and two pineapple spears.