Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Drink 103: A Twist We Never Saw Coming

Kangaroo Cocktail
Vodka Martini aka
Kangaroo Cocktail
Greetings, fair readers!  Things have been a little hectic around the Bottle Wonderland Estate this week so our posts have been a little late and less verbose than usual.  Fortunately the quality has not been affected whatsoever.  We commissioned a survey and 99% of the respondents said, “I have never read The Bottle Is a Wonderland.”    1% hadn’t noticed any change.   Another 1% questioned the math behind the survey.

After the survey was completed, we tried the Kangaroo Cocktail, a mixture of vodka and dry vermouth.  “Hmm,” I thought, “that sounds a lot like a Vodka Martini.”  In fact, it is exactly the same as a vodka martini, which is too bad. This drink was not good. I don’t love martinis in general (because of the vermouth), but a so-called vodka martini really pales in comparison to a genuine gin martini. Given that a real martini has gin and tastes far better,  I propose that the name should be changed back to the Kangaroo Cocktail. Someone should really hop to it.

The one redeeming quality of this drink was Mrs. Bottle’s lemon twist.  She has not been happy with her lemon twists up to this point, so she has been researching twist techniques.  She actually did more research on lemon twists than she did on her last car purchase. Her research paid off, though, because her lemon twist was beautiful.  The picture doesn’t really do it justice.   I hardly noticed the 20 minute wait before she served the drink.

Overall Rating for the Kangaroo Cocktail

Taste: 1
Presentation: 5
Ease of Preparation: 2 – 4 if you can make a lemon twist
Drinks Until Blackout: 3– 32% Alcohol

1.5 oz Vodka
0.75 oz Dry Vermouth

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