So in case you're wondering where I've been for the past few days, let's just say I've been a little lost.
Not lost in the sense of "Honey, ask that stranger with the arm one for directions," kinda lost, but the "HOLY CRAP IT'S A SQUIRREL!!!" kinda lost.
See, in the same weekend, Mine craft came out with the beta version, I found Big League Chew at a local store, and Bacardi released this wonderful new beverage that I've taken a moderate liking to.
Although I can't really explain the first two due to my over-indulgence of child-like behavior, I can explain in GREAT detail about the third.
Bacardi Rock Coconut
For those of you unaware of it, a rock melon is another fancy name for a cantaloupe, just as is a muskmelon. But before you freak out thinking this is like a rum infused with the Godly power of Midori (Which is a muskmelon liqueur), sadly it is not. But nonetheless, it's pretty badass as far as flavored rums go.
Like all Bacardi flavored rums, this holds some serious stomping power at a whopping 70% as opposed to the regular flavored rums out there averaging about 25-35%. The flavor in itself has a slightly different taste from its regular coconut rum as the "water" from the coconut provides more of a lighter less sweet flavor, which is pretty impressive since the rock melon really stands out.
The only downside to it I find is that the rum proves to be just a tad too sweet for my taste and I needed to mix it with something a little harsh. For those of you with a sweet tooth, this will mix well into cola or pineapple juice, but for me, I did this:
Purple Panty Ripper
2oz Bacardi Rock Coconut
2oz POM Pomegranate juice
1oz Club Soda
Twist of Orange
Shake first two ingredients over finely cracked ice and strain into a martini glass topping with club soda.
I'm not trying to make a habit of using cocktails with the word "panty" in its name (if you remember my Lace Panty Martini from an earlier post), but this is based off of a normal cocktail called a panty ripper which is a girly little cocktail composed of Malibu and Passion Fruit Juice.
Mine is just slightly different in which I use unsweetened pomegranate juice and club soda. For me, it creates a nice and natural balance of sweet and sour that really tie in the drink as a whole.
Overall, a pretty good spirit for about $16 but a little tricky to utilize. I'm pretty sure you can use it in lieu of any clear rum in jsut about any recipe, but it will add a great deal of sweetness.
I'll have another Christmas beer for y'all tomorrow, but til then..