Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 35: It's All In a Name

Caribbean Romance Drink
This drink obeys the laws of physics
It’s day 3 of Romance Week and we bring you the Caribbean Romance.  It is made of light rum, amaretto, orange juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.  It must be romantic since it has “romance” right in the name.  That is also how I know that Creation Science is real science.  Otherwise I would think it was a load of crap.

Mrs. Bottle would give the Caribbean Romance a perfect five.  I would only give it a four.  The key was the amaretto.  Mrs. Bottle thought it went really well with the juices but I thought it was a little strong.  If you are an amaretto fan you will probably enjoy it as much as she did, though.  It has a nice tropical flavor which was helped by using a freshly opened can of pineapple juice.  It was pointed out to us after a drink disaster that you should never store juice in a can once it has been opened.  I don’t believe anything I read on the Internet, so I verified it by finding some other links.

Besides rancid pineapple juice, there are other dangers associated with the Caribbean Romance.  The first is that if your spouse tastes it they might want to take a trip to the actual Caribbean.  Mrs. Bottle has now booked us a trip to Cancún.  That is not a joke.  This will turn into the most expensive drink to-date.  The second danger is that you might go insane trying to float grenadine on top as directed by the Mr. Boston guide.  This is our third time trying to float grenadine, each one a failure.  This time, I did some research and found out that it is actually impossible.  Grenadine has a specific gravity of 1.18.  The densest rum has a specific gravity of 1.06.  Therefore grenadine will not float on rum and the Mr. Boston instructions require us to defy the laws of physics.

Still can't float grenadine on rum
I suppose if you can pull that off, that will make the drink even more romantic, since defying the laws of physics is apparently  hot.  That is the only way I can explain the appeal of magicians.

Overall Rating for the Caribbean Romance

Taste: 4
Presentation: 4
Ease of Preparation: 3
Drinks Until Blackout: 7 - 15% alcohol
Romance Score: 5


1.5 oz Light Rum
1 oz Amaretto
1.5 oz Orange Juice
1.5 oz Pineapple Juice
1 splash Grenadine

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