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!


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

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

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

  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!

  5. need some alcohol. just finished beer

  6. lol so u got laid? thats awesome !

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

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

  9. will be looking into this number.

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

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

  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

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

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

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

    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year, Chucker.

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