We’re finally back and I promise this post will be worth the wait. As long as your expectations are very low. I’m not joking about that. I think that having a couple of days with no posts has destroyed my rhythm. One of the reasons we decided to post a little less frequently was that it was getting hard to keep up with the daily posts, but in some ways it seems harder now.
|We used an olive pick|
for the cherry in the Carrol Cocktail,
Classed it up don't you think?
We are still trying to figure out the best way to structure the blog on the new non-daily basis. Our initial thought was to keep having a drink per day and then bombard you with multiple reviews in a single post. This way we can still work through the Mr. Boston guide and finish sometime in 2015. As long as the world doesn’t end before then. I know some may have thought the world may have ended on April 4 when there wasn’t a new post but the sun still came up.
It turns out that I’m not sure the multi-drink format is going to work, but here it is nonetheless. We did think it might be fun for the drinks to be related in some way, so today we bring you the Bikini, the Hot Pants, and the Carrol Cocktail. I’m sure that I don’t need to tell you what the mini theme is: Sexy Clothes. And Carrol. It turns out we didn’t come up with that idea until after we had already had the Carrol Cocktail. This idea really hasn’t been properly thought through.
Milky Sour Lemon Bikini
The Carrol Cocktail is a simple mix of brandy and sweet vermouth. It mostly tasted like brandy which just a hint of funny-tasting vermouth. At least that’s what I think it tasted like, since we had it almost a week ago and I barely remember it. Next time I should probably make a note or something.
Next up is the Bikini, which has vodka, rum, milk, lemon juice, and sugar. This one had a nice lemon flavor but it was just a hair too tart. I was going to make a joke about hair and bikinis here, but that would be in poor taste. Strangely, the drink had sugar in it instead of simple syrup. Simple syrup probably would have been a little better since it would have mixed in more easily. The vodka and rum combined to provide a noticeable alcohol burn, but it conveniently had some milk to coat your resultant ulcer.
|Remember what it was like before you tasted|
the Hot Pants? You will wish you did
Finally we have the Hot Pants, a surprising combination of tequila, peppermint schnapps, grapefruit juice, and sugar. In the 70’s Southwest Airlines had a commercial that said “Remember what it was like before Southwest Airlines? You didn't have hostesses in hot pants. Remember?“ I don’t remember that, but I do remember that before Southwest Airlines I didn’t have airplanes with sunroofs. Getting sucked out of a plane hole might be the preferable alternative to drinking a Hot Pants, though. I never would have guessed that tequila, peppermint, and grapefruit juice would not complement each other.
Overall Rating for Carrol Cocktail
Ease of Preparation: 4
Drinks Until Blackout: 4 – 32% Alcohol
1.5 oz Brandy
0.75 oz Sweet Vermouth
Overall Rating for the Bikini
Presentation: 2 – Doesn’t look like something I want to drink
Ease of Preparation: 5
Drinks Until Blackout: 5 – 26% Alcohol
2 oz Vodka
1 oz Light Rum
0.5 oz Milk
1 oz Lemon Juice
1 tsp Sugar
Overall Rating for Hot Pants
Ease of Preparation: 2
Drinks Until Blackout: 5 – 25% Alcohol
1.5 oz Tequila
0.5 oz Peppermint Schnapps
1 tbsp Grapefruit Juice
1 tsp Sugar