Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Day 40: A Citronella Story

Citronella Cooler Drink
Will not repel mosquitos
G’day!  Bienvenue! Goedendag! Konnichiwa!  Welcome!  We are at day 40 of our journey.  The astute reader may notice that there are more than forty posts, but we are only counting the official Mr. Boston drink days as days. Since 40 is a nice round number we thought we would reflect a little on our journey. I took a look at our blog statistics to see the global impact of TBIAW. It turns out that so far we have had visitors from 10 different countries.  We only have relatives in 3 of them, so at least 7 people have visited by mistake.

We’ll have more time for reflection later, so let’s talk about today’s drink, the Citronella Cooler.  It is made from citrus-flavored vodka, lemonade, cranberry juice, and lime juice.  As you might guess, it had a strong lemon flavor, although Mrs. Bottle thought the cranberry was also quite distinct.  I thought it mostly tasted like lemonade with a bit of zing.  This would make an excellent drink on a warm summer’s day.  It certainly kicks the crap out of a glass of plain lemonade. It probably isn’t too manly, but I can live with that.

The Citronella Cooler rated a perfect score of 5.  This is our fifth drink to make our top drinks list. In the same time we have only added three drinks to the bottom drinks list. In the last 40 days we have learned that we have a way to go before we can fully appreciate whiskey, but we are making progress.  We have also had stunning investigations that exposed both Galliano (twice) and My Cousin Vinnie.  In the same time period, the government of Egypt has been peacefully toppled.  We could debate for hours which thing is more important, but I think there is no debate on who had more fun.

Otherwise they can't get to TBIAW

Overall Rating for Citronella Cooler

Taste: 5
Presentation: 4 – A garnish other than a watermelon slice would have pushed it to a 5
Ease of Preparation: 5
Drinks Until Blackout: 10 – 10% alcohol


1 oz Citrus-Flavored Vodka
2 oz Lemonade
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 dash Lime Juice

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