No vintage sail racing vessel would be complete without her own signature cocktail, right? Introducing The Blue 22, crafted exclusively for Schooner Ladona, christened in 1922, and inspired by a well-known ingredient in our very own state of Maine, the blueberry.

Here’s the recipe, just in time for a bit of summer imbibing. Can’t be bothered? Join us for one of our specialty Bar Craft sailing cruises and we’ll mix one up for you as we sail the coast of Maine!

Cocktail Recipe for The Blue 22

By Lara Nixon of Bad Dog Bar Craft


  • 5–7 fresh Maine blueberries

  • 1 oz London dry style gin

  • ½ oz dry orange Curaçao

  • ½ oz Maine blueberry shrub

  • ½ oz freshly squeezed orange juice

  • 1 orange

  • a pinch of ground cinnamon


  1. Put the fresh blueberries in your glass of choice and muddle them a bit.

  2. Add the remaining ingredients. Give everything a quick stir and then top with fresh ice.

  3. Take the orange and slice off a nice piece of the peel.

  4. Twist it over the glass to express the oils into the cocktail before placing it on top.

  5. Finish off with a slight dusting of cinnamon.