Thursday, February 3, 2011

Day 29: Stingers Like a Bee

The Vodka Stinger is the drink we are featuring today.  It is a mix of vodka and crème de menthe.  It is a variation of the classic Stinger, which is brandy and crème de menthe.  The Vodka Stinger is known as a “duo” cocktail, because it contains a spirit and a liqueur and nothing else. Duos tend to be quite strong since there are no mixers to dilute the alcohol. 

Vodka Stinger Drink
Actual Wonder Twins Power Activation
When I think of a strong duo the first thing that comes to mind is Batman and Robin.  The last thing that comes to mind is the Wonder Twins.  I was never a fan of the Wonder Twins and always got annoyed when they showed up on the Super Friends.  In case you aren't familiar with their powers, the sister could change into any animal and the brother could change into anything made out of water or ice. They changed into bizarre items instead of just changing into the most practical thing.  “Form of a giant squid!  Shape of an ice anchor!”  Those just seem like terrible decisions. I guess it was better than making a gopher moat.  Of course when I showed this paragraph to Mrs. Bottle she said that the Wonder Twins were awesome and that the best part of Super Friends was seeing what they would change into next.  Yet another crack in the marriage exposed.

Unlike the Wonder Twins,  the Vodka Stinger was quite good.  It had a nice mint flavor without tasting like mouthwash.  It is pretty strong, though.  At 35% alcohol, it will still kill the germs that cause bad breath.  Mrs. Bottle thought that it might be even better with some chocolate liqueur.  A quick Google search found the Godiva Mint Martini, which is vodka, crème de menthe, and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur.  This would be a “trio” cocktail if the Godiva was creamy but it isn’t so it’s not. It turned out that the Godiva wasn’t chocolate-y enough to make the drink better.  I actually thought it wasn’t quite as good as the Vodka Stinger.
Godiva Right In

If the Godiva Mint Martini was a Super Friend, it would be the Apache Chief.

Overall Rating for the Vodka Stinger

Taste: 4
Ease of Preparation: 4
Presentation: 2 - Looked like water
Drinks until blackout: 4 – 35% alcohol but kind of small

1 oz Vodka
1 oz Crème de Menthe

Overall Rating for the Godiva Mint Martini

Taste: 3
Ease of Preparation: 4
Presentation: 3
Drinks until blackout: 5 – 27% alcohol

1 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
.75 oz Vodka
.5 oz Crème de Menthe

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