Friday, February 4, 2011

Day 30: Pineapple Upside-Down Drink

Jamaican Crawler Drink
Perfectly Floated Grenadine
Today's drink the Jamaican Crawler is rum, melon liqueur, and pineapple juice with a grenadine sink.  The recipe actually calls for a grenadine float, but for some reason we can’t make that work.  Mrs. Bottle poured the grenadine over the back of the spoon just as directed, but it immediately sank to the bottom, like so many of our hopes and dreams.  We didn’t bother trying again like we did with the Angel’s Tip since this drink was more than half an ounce.  Brian Flanagan would be so disappointed in us. 

As I usually do before putting something new into my mouth, I took a big whiff first.  The smell was unpleasant.  This is usually a bad sign but it didn’t stop me from trying it; it probably should have.  The drink tasted like bad fish.  “This is horrible!” I said to Mrs. Bottle, “you try it”.  She replied, “It’s still not as bad as the Canal Street Daisy.”  She agreed it was bad but didn’t agree with me that it tasted like fish.  She thought it was overwhelmingly melon.  She probably would have liked a fish drink more than a melon one.  Mrs. Bottle is not a fan of melon flavored things.  Her distaste for them doesn’t quite burn with the intensity of 1,000 suns, but it as least as fiery as one sun.  If it was partially cloudy that day.

Perfectly Floated Poseidon

I thought there was actually something wrong with the drink other than the sunken grenadine and I suspected it was the pineapple juice.  I thought it might have gone bad.  We determined that the can had been open since the last time there was pineapple in one of our drinks.  If only we had kept some kind of journal or log of our tastings we could figure it out.  It turns out that the pineapple juice was opened on January 17th, over 2 weeks ago.  Mrs. Bottle had her doubts it could have turned in that time, but I was convinced so we prepared another Jamaican Crawler, this time a half portion. I thought this one was much better than before. 

Mrs. Bottle still thought it sucked.

Overall Rating for the Jamaican Crawler

Taste: 1 if it tastes like fish, 2 if it tastes like melon, 3 if you like fish and melon
Ease of Preparation: 3
Presentation: 4
Drinks until blackout: 7 – 13% alcohol
1 oz Light Rum
1 oz Melon Liqueur
3 oz Pineapple Juice
1 splash Grenadine


Blah Blah Blahgger said...

FYI, fruit products and opened cans and fridges do not belong together. I thought everyone knew that?

Bottle Wonderland said...

I guess everyone except us knew that. We know now, though!

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