Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Banana Rama, Shark Attack and AGA

Adult Ginger Ale (AGA)
Fill pint glass with ice
1 shot of Brinley's Mango Rum
1 shot of Brinley's Vanilla Rum
1 shot of Cruzan Banana Rum
4 shots of sprite 
Quote the Wife "It tastes like ginger ale, DUH."

Banana Rama

Fill pint glass with ice
1 shot of Brinley's Mango Rum
1 shot of Brinley's Vanilla Rum
1 shot of Cruzan Banana Rum
4 shots of sprite
splash of Orange drink
a few leaves of mint
small piece of lemon

Directions: muddle the mint with the lemon and blend the rest.

The key to this drink is the mint.  It helps bring out a more flavorful banana while at the same time reducing the syrupy aftertaste.

Shark Attack

2 shots of Meyers Dark Rum
4 shots of Coke Zero
splash of grenadine
splash of sprite

Mix all the ingredients and it should taste like grapefruit juice

Brinley Gold Rums

I wrote the post about the Christmas Eve drinks and I forgot about the drinks the day before.

I almost forgot that we did some experimentation the previous night.  A quick background to start off with: A few months ago we bought some Brinley Gold Shipwreck coffee Rum.  The company is based in St. Kitts.  The bottles have more of a sophisticated look to them and certainly cost more than our regular rum selections ($17).

We decided to try the coffee rum first. It was very smooth and creamy.  Drinking it on the rocks was perfect.  I can assure you the bottle didn't last long.

For our 2nd bottle we picked Mango Rum.  Personally, the key to the mango being good is smooth yet not overpowering.  Unfortunately it made half the requirments.  It is smooth but very strong in terms of the mango flavor.  Due to this I will not be drinking it on the rocks.  However, my wife loves it.  She does love everything mango but that is another story.

Mango Rum
That's it.  Those three ingredients make it taste great.  It still has a touch of sweetness but it is still very smooth.  I had wanted my wife to mix it with Sprite but we had an open can of coke zero.  You have to love that kind of logic.

Christmas drinks

We picked up some ginger beer the other day so I decided to make that my focus.  There were also some great prices on lemons which I normally don't have in the house.

From the BarOneDrinks site is a drink called "A furlong Too Late".  That is one long name for a drink.

2 oz white rum
4 oz ginger beer
twist of lemon

These were so good that I had to have more than one.  Not too sweet and yet not too sour.

I also had a whisky sour but that recipe has been around forever.

One other interesting drink that my wife made used Mango Rum and grape juice.  I don't have the proportions but I can only assume it was 2 parts mango and 4 parts grape juice.  It tasted like a grape popsicle.  Too sweet for my tastes but she loved it.