I am super excited to share today’s drink of the week as it has easily become one of my new summer favorites! The drink’s sweet pineapple aroma and a (tequila) sunrise style appearance makes for an inviting cocktial. It starts sweet, moves to a bit of spiced rum taste, then to coconut on the finish. Near the end of the drink you start getting a sweeter raspberry finish which rounds everything out making for almost 2 drinks in one. This one may be a little too sweet for some of you so it doesn’t quite make it perfect, but it’s damn close.
Alcohol Taste Rating: 2/10
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
Make it Again? YES!!! (add to menu on next revision)
Leaning Tower Cocktail
1 oz Captain Original Spiced Rum
1 oz Banana Liqueur
1 oz Coconut Syrup
2 oz OJ
2 oz Pineapple Juice
3/4 oz Raspberry Liqueur
Orange Slice and Cherry
Shake all except raspberry liqueur with ice. Strain into an iced highball glass (or pint). Pour raspberry liqueur on top (should slowly sink to bottom). Garnish with an orange slice and cherry.
“Thick and Tasty!”
Is the name a little cheesy? Yes, but don’t blame me this time (it’s not an original).
The Midorable is a radiant green cocktail with a slight foam on top so it doesn’t require a garnish. It has a mild melon aroma which is very inviting. The flavor begins with a little banana, moves it’s way to the melon, and the finishes just a little sour. A sweeter variation might be worth a try (replace lime juice with simple syrup).
Alcohol Rating: 6.5-7/10
Overall Rating: 7.5/10 (could use 1/4 more of each ingredient to fill glass, the sour isn’t for everyone)
Make it Again? Yes. Possible Menu item
1 oz Midori
3/4 oz Banana Liqueur (For less bite use Creme de Banana)
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Sweet/Sour
Shake and Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
“Not very cute, but it is Midorable”
Rolling in pretty late this evening for a new Medium of Mixology Original Cocktail. The tropical driver was designed to be the embodiment of a tropical island vacation. Sweet and powerful, if the optional 99 Bananas is used as a float it creates a strong aromatic blast before it ever hits your tongue. The flavors melt together in a pure mix of orange, banana, pineapple, with a slight hint of coconut.
Alcohol Rating: 5/10
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
Make it again? I already have! (To be added to next menu revision)
1 oz Pineapple Rum
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
Fill with OJ
Splash 99 Bananas
Straight Build in an iced tumbler.