Saturday, 30 April 2011

A Tale Of Cocktails #17

Jelly Baby


1 oz Peach Schnapps
1  oz vodka
1 oz Malibu
1 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz grenadine
4 oz pineapple
4 oz lemonade

Taste: 8
Look: 5
Cost: 8
Name: 6
Prep: 8
Alcohol: 2
Overall: 6.6

Preparation: Half-fill a Collins glass with ice. Pour in ingredients, stir and serve.

General Comments: I'm claiming a small amount of credit for this recipe, for no better reason than I took two clearly sub-standard recipes and combined them to create something much better.  If you're particularly interested in the kinds of mixtures that I leave by the roadside, you can remove either the lemonade (which has the advantage of making it stronger) or the grenadine (which makes it look a bit nicer, but removes the taste of jelly babies, which I would suggest was pretty clearly crucial to the whole damn operation).

In any event, in its current incarnation, it's very tasty indeed.  It's not massively reminiscent of jelly babies, but I can see how the link was made, and jelly babies aren't exactly high on my list of awesome sweets in any case (blackcurrant and liquorice on the other hand...)  It's a bit murky looking, though, which has cost it vital points.

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