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February 10, 2011

#41: Alien Secretion

3/4 oz Coconut Rum
3/4 oz Melon Liquer
3/4 oz Vodka
Combine ingredients in a tall glass filled with ice, fill with pineapple juice, shake, and garnish with a cherry.

I didn't know what to expect with this drink. First I get the juice, then the orgasm, now a secretion? Will it ooze? How scared should I be? Is HazMat standing by? The ingredients were hard to get my mind around, so I tried to squash any ideas about what it may taste like and just dove in.

It was nothing like what I feared, but also not like anything I looked forward too. What an odd combo. The coconut flavor is just along for the ride in the background, but the melon and pineapple go together fine. As I sipped, I thought about the name. Why "secretion"? What part of the drink? Then the cherry hit me on the nose. That explains that. No one ever needs an Alien Secretion hitting them on the nose. Take my word for it if you don't believe me. Or take your friends word for it. Just ask them "is it a good idea to have an alien secretion hit me in the nose?" I would wager that they say "no". But maybe that's just my friends. Yours may be from Florida, so all bets are off.

This was not a bad drink, but yesterday's drink the Alien Orgasm, was more complex flavored, and more refreshing. This one seemed like it lacked a punch, something to remember it by, something more than a crazy name. And it didn't deliver. Not that it should be named "Ned" or anything, but adding a cherry to a drink and giving it a funky name doesn't give you instant cool.

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