Monday, October 15, 2018

Gauntlet Mixology: "The Emerald City"

Okay, here's a bit of a new category for the Gauntlet. I was so pleasantly surprised when I came up with this cocktail yesterday that I thought I'd like to share it with you all.

I'm calling dibs on naming it "The Emerald City" due to its golden green hue, and of course, in an overt homage to the famed Emerald City of Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz.

I'm not really sure why it came out green as the ingredients include a light blue as well as a dark red color, which as you may remember from the crayon days of your youth, normally make a purple when combined. In concord, purple and orange normally contribute to a Burnt Sienna brown color, but go figure, this yummy monster somehow comes out emerald with a golden tint. It's a bit on the sweet side, but in my opinion, it's quite delicious.

Anyway, the recipe calls for:

A 1/2 Ounce of (preferably) Ketel One Vodka.
A 1/2 Ounce of Bacardi Mango-Orange Fusion White Rum.
A 1/2 Ounce of Blue Curacao Orange Liqueur.
A 1/2 Ounce of Simple Syrup.
Add 1/4-1/2 Teaspoon of Grenadine, or as it is termed "a splash", but I'd err on the side of less than more Grenadine.
And most horrifically - Top it off with 3 solid Ounces of Orange Soda.

I wouldn't try shaking it with ice as the carbonated part might prove messy. Regardless, I suspect that the Fanta Orange Soda I used was a tad flat anyway.

So, stir and serve in a Martini Glass.


Till next time.

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