Yo ho ho and a barrel of … mojito

Pirates Week is imminent and if there’s one thing those scurvy dogs enjoy more than growing beards and waving their swords about, it’s quaffing – yes, quaffing – good old grog.

But while that concoction of beer and rum is not advisable, concoctions of rum, mint, lime, soda and various flavours certainly are.

We speak, of course, of the might of the Mojito, which is surely one of the signature drinks of the Caribbean. A celebration of this is imminent, at Breezes by the Bay in fact, on Friday, 2 November. So our pirate mate, Grizzled Bucko MacBones, grabbed Steven Hayes of the venue to throw some questions at him.

The Mojito be well-loved by pirates an landlubbers alike, be it not?

Very much so, especially given the love affair the Caribbean islands have with Rhum.

Can ye explain this Mojito Mystique ye cur?

In recognition of the upcoming Pirates Week festival, we are launching into [the festivities] by celebrating Caribbean cuisine and the much sought-after Mojito.

Arrr, what grog can ye provide?

Cubano Station: Breezes’ Signature Mojito & Frozen Mojito

Walk The Plank Station: Beet Mojito; Pumpkin Mojito & Cranberry Mojito

Ship Wreck Island: Passion Fruit Mojito, Coconut Mojito & Mango Mojito

Spice Island: Spicy Mojito, Ginger Mojito & Basil Mojito

Captain Teague: Coffee Mojito, Chocolate Mojito & Vanilla Mojito

What of victuals for yon Pirates?

The chef’s selections have been infused with tastes of the Caribbean and will include such things as mini samosa; Mojito hot wings; Mahi-Mahi ceviche atop tostones; mini escovitch fish tacos; Caribbean curried shrimp and pineapple skewers; jerk pork and roasted potato skewers; Chef’s prime rib carving station. Some dessert items include Caribbean fruit cake; Key Lime cheese squares; Fried bread pudding

Hmm, no wormy biscuits in there – thank goodness.

The event runs from 6 to 9pm on Friday. 2 November and tickets cost $35. Call 943-8439 for more information.

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