Captain Morgan, Lime, Triple Sec and Pineapple Juice. I’m not sure what could possibly go wrong with that combination of ingredients. Even if you messed up the proportions; most likely it would still taste great.
Right now, pineapples are a buck each at my grocery store, and I almost never need a reason to buy a bottle of rum. So, it just seemed natural to make this drink today. Then make another one. And then a third for desert.
The Barbados Punch is tangy-sweet, and refreshing with the ice slushy effect. A great way to plus this drink up is to substitute some chunks of pineapple for the pineapple juice. It creates this frothy sweet, lime citrus drink. Oh man, it’s good.
I find when I make these blended drinks that it helps to prep the ice before I put the rest of the ingredients in. So I put the ice in the blender first and whack it around on low speed for a bit – pulsing on and off. Otherwise you end up with big chuncks of ice and the rest pulverized into liquid.
Of course, I’m just a Drunk and I don’t have a fancy blender. Probably if you have one of those great bar blenders you don’t have to worry about it.
Anyway, here’s what you need:
- 1 oz Spiced Rum (That’s Captain Morgan for most of us)
- 1/4 oz Triple Sec
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice (or better yet, throw some chunks of pineapple in the blender instead of the juice)
- 1 oz Lime Juice (fresh squeezed is always best, but use what you have)
Instructions: Put a cup of ice in the blender and crack it up a bit. Then add all the other ingredients and blend it up well. Pour into a highball glass, and garnish with a slice of your pineapple and a lime slice. Drink it responsibly (whatever that means).
Last week we featured the Cosmopolitan. Now, get ready for the next one. I’m not usually one to splurge on hyperbole, so please understand that when I say this drink is f*cking awesome. I really mean it is THAT good.
This drink is a little better if you put on a mask and wear some sort of red tights or a unitard. At the very least, wear a cape and a pirate hat (eye patches can also help).
This week’s drink is the Captain Cosmo; which is sort of like a cosmopolitan with it’s hair messed up.