Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 25: Welcome Back, Codder

Cape Codder Drink
Bog-Fog, OMG
Mr. Bottle is taking a rest today because he knows the masses yearn to hear my voice. All 17 of you. So I’m here to give my take on the Cape Codder, which one of our loyal followers requested. First, I’d like to thank this individual for requesting a drink that they obviously didn’t find revolting and gross. There are enough of those drinks in the Mr. Boston book that it’s not hard to find them on our own. We just close our eyes, pick one, and odds are that it will be an unpleasant experience. However, we do love any and all requests, so please keep sending them our way and as long as they’re in the book, we’ll try them out.

Now on to the Cape Codder. This is what I would deem to be a very healthy drink. And I’m not referring to its size, but that it’s actually good for you. It is a mixture of cranberry juice and vodka and as everyone knows, cranberry juice is excellent for the health of your urinary tract. Actually, I’m not sure if everyone knows this, or just women. And not only is it good for you, this drink is quite pretty with its dark red color. Perfect at Christmas or the 4th of July.

Not Actual Size
Apparently the drink has quite the history and has gone by such memorable names as the Bog-Fog, Harpoon, and Rangoon Ruby depending on which part of the country your bar was located. In 1966, Ocean Spray actually printed the Harpoon recipe on its bottles to promote sales. I guess they considered it too risky to rely on Thanksgiving sales for their entire business. They also tried to promote several other failed drink ideas to drum up even more business, including the Firecracker. This combines whiskey and cranberry juice.  This caused a moment of panic while frantically looking through the Mr. Boston index. Thankfully, this horrendous sounding concoction was not listed.

Oh yeah, the drink was tasty.

Overall Rating for the Cape Codder

Taste: 4  - Needed more alcohol because I don’t want to feel like I’m only drinking cranberry juice with a lime in it
Presentation: 5
Preparation: 4 (had to cut that lime up)
Drinks Until Blackout: 10 - Only 9% alcohol but your urethra will thank you


1.5 oz. Vodka
5 oz. Cranberry Juice

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the few drinks that balances its destruction of your liver with healthy impacts on other areas of your body.

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