Wet Bar Wednesday – The Gremlin

I think I’ve mentioned before that I don’t consider myself to be wildly creative and innovative when it comes to mixing drinks.  I prefer to follow well-worn and appreciated paths, favoring classic cocktails that have withstood the test of time rather than opting for the latest flavored gimmick.  But inevitably, as you develop a sense of what sorts of flavors go well together, you’re going to do a little innovating just to utilize what you have on hand.

My sister-in-law is in town this week and she prefers the sort of sweet & fruity drinks as opposed to cocktails where the flavor of the alcohol is most pronounced.  Somebody has probably already combined these ingredients before, but I don’t know about it and therefore I’m christening it the Gremlin.

  • 2 parts pineapple juice
  • 3 parts orange juice
  • 1 part Malibu rum
  • .5 parts Amaretto
  • .5 parts blue curacao

Shake ingredients together well and pour over ice.  Pineapple and orange flavors go well together.  Opt for the real  deals rather than artificial flavors whenever possible.  Amaretto pairs really well with orange juice and mellows out the acidic taste of the citrus.  The blue curacao is pretty much just for the look – giving the drink a vibrant green hue.  You can substitute spiced or dark rum for the Malibu if you prefer, but the coconut flavor of Malibu plays well with all these other flavors.  Enjoy!


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