|Castaways, a large place on the water|
On a recent sunny afternoon visit to Castaways, up on the Kawkawlin River, we reflexively asked for a Manhattan, our favorite drink.
Can't do it, said Julie the bartender. No sweet vermouth.
Undaunted and feeling adventurous, we asked Julie to suggest a summer drink. She recommended a blue Hawaiian, which is on the menu's list of specialty drinks. Bring it on, we said, casting abandon to the river. Turns out it's not overly sweet and was a fine choice.