Friday, May 26, 2006

Today's Featured Drink: Barracuda Bite

Got a new drink recipe book: Okolemaluna (Bottom's Up!) and it appears to be dandy. Time will tell. If the drinks are half as good as the drink names then we've got a winner here. Some of the drink names that caught my eye are Sleepy Lagoon, Zombie Sleepwalker, Fiji Blackout, Mermaid's Milk (!), Tongan Teaser and South Sea Siren to name several. But good names do not make for good drinks necessarily. One thing I notice right away is that most of these drinks are very simple. Simple can be good and simple can be disastrous. The only way to know is to actually make the ultimate sacrifice and slog through them one by one. I feel that I am ready to make that sacrifice!

It appears that Beachbum Berry has this book in his library as many of the simple line drawn graphics appear in his books.

First up is the Barracuda Bite. This one is a monster. VERY strong and quite the looker. It's basically a lot of booze and a little lime, with grenadine to cut the harshness and provide the uniquely bloody appearance. I'd recommend for anyone reading this to go out of your way to pick up some Fees Bros American Beauty Grenadine and make it your grenadine of choice. It has a very distinct pomegranate flavor and doesn't taste as candy-like as most of the other grenadines. A second recommendation: let the ice melt a bit before you drink this one. Just a bit. It'll help. Yow! (In case you haven't guessed, I'm drinking this as I review it).

This is a good drink. That 151 kicks it straight into your bloodstream. Directly from the book:


To be mixed only if you are in a big hurry, and then only behind locked doors. Even though you can still stand, never drink more than two at one sitting.

1 1/2oz 150 proof rum
1 1/2oz vodka
1/2oz lime juice
1 oz grenadine

Mix lightly in shaker, pour into tall glass filled with crushed ice. Drink S-L-O-W-L-Y, no matter how thirsty you are!


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