Love Boat Ted Lange cocktail

The Love Boat bartender celebrates the ship’s return Down Under

July 11, 2019
By Alana House

Ted Lange, best known for his role of bartender Isaac Washington on the iconic TV series The Love Boat, is in Sydney to celebrate the return of the Pacific Princess to Australia.

Fun fact, Ted is actually a certified bartender and has created a special “The Isaac Cocktail” for the milestone visit!

The December 2020 arrival of the 670-guest Pacific Princess in Sydney will coincide with the 45th anniversary of Princess Cruises’ first round-trip cruise from Australia, a voyage that was made on the original Pacific Princess, which was the ship that starred in The Love Boat.

“I’m so excited to return to Australia. I first fell in love with the country while I was filming an episode of The Love Boat in Sydney back in the 1980s,” Lange said.

Love Boat returns to Sydney Ted Lange Isaac Washington cocktail

“Two of my Love Boat co-stars, Gavin MacLeod who played Captain Stubing, and Lauren Tewes who played Julie McCoy, have both also travelled down-under since the show – Australia holds a special place in our hearts. I can’t wait to show Aussies how to make my signature cocktail, The Isaac, when I get there!”

On sale July 12, Pacific Princess’ program will include an epic 90-day round-trip Sydney voyage around South America, a 13-night cruise visiting ports on New Zealand’s North and South Islands and a special 21-night sailing to remote locations in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.

The Isaac Cocktail

Love Boat cocktail Ted Lange

Ingredients: 2 ounce Bacardi Rum 1/2 ounce fresh lime juice 2 ounce pomegranate syrup instead of juice 1 ounce soda

Instructions: 1. Measure and add all ingredients to cocktail shaker except the soda. 2. Shake ingredients with ice cubes. 3. Strain into glass 4. Add ice cubes. 5. Garnish back wall of glass with two pineapple leaves and a lime 6. Top up glass with soda.

Love Boat Ted Lange cocktail Sydney

Drink Inspiration: Isaac wore a red jacket on The Love Boat – so the drink should be red! He had a signature two finger “check it out” move – so the drink should have two fingers of something/two of something! His favourite destination was the Caribbean – so the drink should be rum-based.

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