Friday, February 9, 2007

More cocktails: Kapitan Morganov, Chocolate Orange, Gini-Tini

Just in time for the weekend, we've got three new cocktail recipes for you!

Kapitan Morganov

Ingredients:
1 oz. Mad Scientician™ caramel vodka
1 oz. Mad Scientician™ strawberry vodka
1 oz. Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay coconut rum
1 oz. sour apple schnapps

We considered writing the title as "Капитан Морганов," but decided to make it pronounceable to our readers without anyone having to scramble around with Omniglot to figure it out.

This quasi-tropical drink is very tasty, as the coconut rum and strawberry vodka strike a nice balance. If you're really into coconut, replace the strawberry vodka with the more subdued Pop Rocks vodka and let the Captain run buck wild.

Brendan's score: 3.5 flasks out of 5
Wayland's score: 3 flasks out of 5
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Chocolate Orange

Ingredients:
2 oz. Mad Scientician™ orange vodka
1 oz. Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay coconut rum
1 oz. Crème de Cacao

In this drink, the coconut rum plays a much more behind-the-scenes role, accentuating both the orange and chocolate flavors. It tastes much like the Chocolate Oranges they sell at Christmastime. Delicious.

Wayland's score: 4 flasks out of 5
Brendan's score: 4 flasks out of 5
Overall score:



The Gini-Tini

Ingredients:
2 oz. Mad Scientician™ apple vodka
2 oz. Mad Scientician™ cinnamon vodka

This drink came about due to the surprisingly positive review of our apple vodka by The Ferrett. We decided to give it another try ourselves, both on its own and in combination with the cinnamon vodka. This drink is named after its original creator, Ferrett's wife Gini. Of course, we are aware that this is not really a martini, which I'm sure will aggravate Ferrett to no end.

The drink tastes like a simpler version of the Apple Pie Martini, which is essentially what it is. Unfortunately, even in this higher ratio, the cinnamon is not strong enough to overcome the "aged" taste of the apple vodka. I found that the apple and cinnamon vodkas took turns being overpowering, alternating with each sip. The drink is all right, not great, but it contains great potential. We intent to repeat the apple experiment this weekend, along with our new experiment; once this is done, we will try this drink again, and expect much better results.

Wayland's score: 3 flasks out of 5
Brendan's score: 2.5 flasks out of 5
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1 comment:

Misha said...

Ooooooooo... I adore chocolate-orange combos, I'm definitely going to have to try that...