Friday, March 21, 2014

Girl Drink Drunk: Caribe Cocktail

One thing I really like about some other blogs is how they have regular features, or columns, or whatever you want to call them and I decided I wanted to do something like that on here. Since the only thing I do on a regular basis is drink alcohol, I figured why not have a weekly booze review? And now you got girl drink drunk, named after this Kids in the Hall sketch which I always thought evoked the idea of a progression of sorts (girl > girl drink > girl drunk).

For the inaugural voyage, I'm drinking the Caribe Cocktail.

Look at that mofo


2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz lemon juice
Pour over ice in a cocktail glass (I just used a big ol' wine glass), fill the glass with pineapple juice and fire a hunk of lime in there like you just don't give a fuck.

For rum I used Cruzan Black Strap Rum, introduced to me by my brother who lovingly refers to it as 'tar', as far as I'm concerned (and I am far from being any kind of rum afficianado) it's the best rum money can buy.

Oh, Cruzan, get inside of me
It's sweet and syrupy, like molasses. If molasses had a 40% alcohol content. That was the highlight of the drink, actually, the delicious, buttery rum. On a whole, it was kinda too tangy to be a sweet drink, and too sweet to be a tangy drink. It just couldn't make up its mind. I think I I was to make this drink again in future I would just cut out the lemon juice, going with pineapple juice, rum and lime.

However, I'm much more inclined to drink Black Strap straight up.

The original Caribe Cocktail recipe can be found here
Cruzan's website, where you can read about their products and shit, is here

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