While our drink selections may at times appear completely random it is only because they are usually random. The genius of it is that sometimes they appear random when they are really carefully chosen by our selection committee (Mrs. Bottle). Sometimes she chooses a drink because it is related to a holiday. Other times it is because she wants to make sure we don’t have too many good drinks in a row. Today it is because we had an ingredient that she didn’t want to let go to waste. That ingredient is fresh mint.
|If you know what this is it is attractive.|
Otherwise it might skeeze you out
Don’t get me wrong, we found jicama at our usual grocery store (we won’t name it here, but it rhymes with Ferris Jeter); we just didn’t find a good one. When Mrs. Bottle picked up the first one she found, it had a hole in it and then bug flew out of said hole. That is considered good luck in some countries, but in
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Since Mrs. Bottle also ignored my other suggestion of making an orange and rutabaga salad, we had a lot of mint left over. We ended up using the mint in the Frozen Mint Daiquiri which also has rum, lime juice and sugar. This isn’t to be confused with the previously reviewed Daiquiri which has no mint and is not frozen but conversely also tasted good. Mint and lime is a good combo, but the Frozen Mint Daiquiri was too tart for our liking. This is likely due to the fact that it called for sugar instead of simple syrup. I guess no one told Mr. Boston that sugar doesn’t really dissolve in a frozen drink. We salvaged the drink by adding some simple syrup, making it quite tasty. If only the recipe called for “simple syrup to taste” like the Dragon Street Cobra Tamer No. 1, it would have been a big hit. Then again there are few drinks that are as big as the DSCTn1.
Overall Rating for the Frozen Mint Daiquiri
Taste: 2 (4 if you add simple syrup)
Ease of Preparation: 3 – Frozen drinks are an automatic 1 point deduction
Drinks Until Blackout: 12 – 7% Alcohol
2 oz Light Rum
1 tbsp Lime Juice
6 Mint Leaves
1 tsp Sugar
1 cup Ice