Thursday, March 10, 2011

Day 60: Why So Blue?

Catalina Margarita Cocktail
Big and blue, like Babe the Ox
The Catalina Margarita features tequila, peach schnapps, blue Curaçao, simple syrup, and lemon juice.  After two days of cherry-inspired confusion, sadness, and rage, we were happy to have a drink that did not have cherry brandy, “cherry brandy”, or brandy flavored with cherries.  It is also always exciting to have a drink loaded with blue food coloring.  I think if hospitals added some blue food coloring to their IV bags, people would find them more inviting.  Since our drink was blue and claimed to be a margarita, one of our favorite drinks, it seemed as if we were set for a syzygial alignment of goodness.

The peach schnapps eventually put an end to any delusions of a successful drink.  Before tasting the Catalina Margarita I noticed that it had a powerful peach aroma.  On my first sip I didn’t think the peach taste was overpowering, but it was a bit sweet.  At first it seemed that Mrs. Bottle liked it quite a bit more than I did.  This in itself wasn’t surprising because she is a like a happy-go-lucky pixie who is always flitting around looking for the positive.  I, however, have a skeptic’s heart. I would base my final opinion on a hard look at the facts and nothing more.

Mrs. Bottle and I differ on
 the fullness of this glass

The undeniable fact is that between the two of us we couldn’t finish the Catalina Margarita.  That is not a sign of a drink we like.  The more I had the more I noticed the peach flavor.  It eventually became all I could taste, and that is not a good thing.  That combined with blue Curaçao and the simple syrup also made the drink cloyingly sweet.  The drink began to sit there, unloved.

Even after an hour there was still some left in the glass.  It wasn’t just backwash either since the color was still a vibrant blue.  I knew Mrs. Bottle was becoming less enamored with it as well when she tried to force me to drink it, since she is loath to share her alcohol.  “DRINK THIS!” she yelled as she shoved the glass in my face.  She didn’t even care that I was trying to watch Tosh.0.  Hopefully I didn’t miss any videos of people getting seriously injured.  That is always hilarious.

Overall Rating for the Catalina Margarita

Taste: 3 – Only if you make it smaller
Presentation: 3
Ease of Preparation: 3 – 5 ingredients is a lot
Drinks Until Blackout: 8 – 15% Alcohol


1.5 oz Tequila
1 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz Blue Curaçao
2 oz Simple Syrup
2 oz Lemon Juice


Matt said...

Myspace angles!!!!

(For those of you that aren't aware, Myspace was a primitive cursor to facebook)

(For those that aren't aware, facebook was a trend that overtook the world for 5 years around 2010. It quickly died along with its $50 billion dollar market capitalization as people realized they don't care about people they don't talk to on a regular basis)

Bottle Wonderland said...

As one of Facebook's most loyal devotees, I mourn its demise.

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