Sunday, 26 December 2010

A Tale Of Cocktails #5

Malibu Pop
3 1/2 oz blue Curacao
3 1/2 oz Malibu
Dash cranberry juice
Dash pineapple juice
Taste: 9         
Look: 7         
Cost:: 6          
Name: 8
Prep: 7
Alcohol: 5
Overall: 7.3
Preparation:  Combine the Malibu and Curacao and shake.  Then add the fruit juice dashes and pour over ice into high-ball glasses.

General Comments: Love that name. It seems to describe both its nature as a sweet drink (like many awesome cocktails, you can't even really tell there's any alcohol in there at all) and its unusually colourful appearance.

It also tastes great.  It might even slightly edge out Woo Woo, and that is saying something.   It's sweet, but not cloying; you can recognise all four of the ingredients without any one of them taking dominance.  It's wonderful.  Looks good, too.  Purple is the best colour for everything ever, as I'm sure you know.

Basically, this is going to be damn hard to beat.  A score of 7.3 might not sound like all that much, but given that a perfect ten requires a lethally strong cocktail that is pre-made and offered to me for free -whilst also tasting of the nectar of the Gods and resembling rainbow-faceted liquid crystal - I suspect it will be a while before the Malibu Pop loses its crown.

And no, this has nothing to do with it being the first drink to be suggested for this series by The Other Half...

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