Have a fully stocked bar, but no actual lemonade? Well, how about this alternative choice. Another Medium of Mixology Original, the bitter lemonade brings a nice balance to an already balanced mixer. If you can find a Fever-Tree’s Bitter Lemon (or any lemon tonic water), then this could be worth making for you. It has the taste of a vodka lemonade with an interesting bitter finish. It’s not my favorite original drink, but it certainly hits the spot on the right evening. If the bitter is too much for you, feel free to add in a little sweet/sour mix.
Overall Rating: 7/10
Alc. Taste Rating: 4/10
1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
1 1/2 oz Lemoncello
Top with Fever-Tree Bitter LemonLemon Wedge Garnish
Straight build in a short glass over ice. Squeeze lemon wedge over drink and drop it in.
Rolling in pretty late this evening for a new Medium of Mixology Original Cocktail. The tropical driver was designed to be the embodiment of a tropical island vacation. Sweet and powerful, if the optional 99 Bananas is used as a float it creates a strong aromatic blast before it ever hits your tongue. The flavors melt together in a pure mix of orange, banana, pineapple, with a slight hint of coconut.
Alcohol Rating: 5/10
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
Make it again? I already have! (To be added to next menu revision)
1 oz Pineapple Rum
1/2 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Citrus Vodka
Fill with OJ Splash 99 Bananas
A cast into the Atlantic catches you a “Blue Marlin!”
With it’s citrusy aroma, and brilliant blue color you know this one is a catch!
Ok so nautical puns aside this is an interesting and powerful drink. The Blue Marlin Cocktail features a sugar rim and feels very tropical. Unfortunately the taste doesn’t quite come up to par with the classy appearance. I feel the drink is very lacking in a more well rounded taste palette. Of course I do prefer sweeter drinks, so it might just be me.
That being said the addition of the sugar rim, really helps make the drink manageable. It’s not very sweet in the first place, so having that extra bit on your lips redeems the cocktail a bit. Also I did need to substitute a little citron vodka into the mix which may have thrown things off a little bit.
Either way the Blue Marlin is a great drink in terms of presentation, but the taste isn’t for everyone.
Alcohol Taste Rating: 6-7/10
Overall Taste Rating: 5/10
Make it Again? Maybe. Try again with all citron rum, or variation with more juice
2 oz Citron Rum (1/2 citron vodka, 1/2 light rum used)
1/2 oz Blue Curacao
1/2 oz Sweet/Sour
Lemon Wedge and Sugar (for rim) Orange Twist (or orange blossom)
Rum lemon wedge around edge and rim with sugar. Shake and strain rum, curacao, and sweet/sour with ice. Strain into prepared cocktail glass. Garnish with Orange Twist.