Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Drink 102: It Ain't No Honey Badger

Wild Thing Cocktail
Look how Wild!
Today we have the Wild Thing, a mix of tequila, cranberry juice, club soda, and lime juice.  I’m not sure why this drink is called the Wild Thing.  I checked in the official TBIAW drink naming guidelines and they clearly state that in order for a drink to qualify as “wild” it must meet one or more of the following conditions:

A) The drink must contain a brazllion ingredients
2) The drink must have at least one crazy ingredient such as ayahuasca
C) The drink must incorporate a butt-load of alcohol

Sadly, the Wild Thing fails on all counts.  It has four ingredients.  That is well short of a brazillion. The four ingredients are about as wild as a tiny kitten.  Ooooh, club soda, how exotic!  Finally, 1.5 ounces clearly could not load any but the smallest of butts.

This is a Wild Thing

On the bright side the drink was very good.   It was on the verge of being too tart, but it went just to the edge and then pulled back.  It was also the first drink we had with club soda that rated higher than a 3.  This is probably due to the fact that there was only an ounce.  That was really just enough to provide a nice fizz.  I was going to rate it a four but Mrs. Bottle declared, “I would give that a five!”  Since she can be something wild when I don’t do what she says, a five it is.

Overall Rating for the Wild Thing

Taste: 5
Presentation: 4
Ease of Preparation: 4 – A lime wheel away from a 5
Drinks Until Blackout: 8 – 15% Alcohol

1.5 oz Tequila
1 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Club Soda
0.5 oz Lime Juice

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