DRINKING BUDDIES

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Bacardi Rock Melon Rum

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..
Bon Boire!


22 comments:

  1. That sounds damn good! I love anything with coconut in it, or coconut flavoring. Well not everything, but you get the idea.

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  2. the PPR looks amazing! A drunk Christmas is a great Christmas imho!

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  3. Any liquor with coconut is my favorite! It just taste so good :D

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  4. I'm not a huge fan of coconut flavored stuff. The tast might be more light than pina colada, but I still don't think I'd give this a try.

    Off topic : god the same set of glass as home!

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  5. need some alcohol. just finished beer

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  6. lol so u got laid? thats awesome !

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  7. Looks tasty, but will probably never replace my Flaming Moe.

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  8. bacardi dragonberry is one of my favorite flavors... i'll definitely be trying this out in a few days!

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  9. will be looking into this number.

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  10. 70% rum + sweet will waste me in no time. looks really god but i'll have to pass

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  11. This looks so delicious, will try it for sure if I see it in the liquor store

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  12. i wanna hear more about the big league chew! good rum review, im big on pomegranate juice so i might have to try it sometime

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  13. nice, does sound sweet though. my woman would probably love it

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  14. Too bad it's coconut. Coconut is like my kryptonite.

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  15. Is it just me, or does "Purple Panty Ripper" sound like a fart ?

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Chucker.

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  16. Drinking it now. It ia delish a tab sweet but good make aure ota ve ry cold

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