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February 24, 2011

#55: American Graffiti

1/2 oz Light Rum
1/2 oz Dark Rum
1/2 oz Southern Comfort
1/2 oz Sloe Gin
Pour ingredients into a tall glass filled with ice, add a dash of sweetened lime juice, and fill with equal amounts sour mix and pineapple juice.
Shake, and garnish with lime.

Here's an interesting tidbit I dug up today. It looks like drinking can help you save weight!

Calories in Various Foods

Beer, 12 fl. oz.         145
Beer, light, 12 fl. oz.     100
Liquor, 100 proof, 1 fl. oz.     83
Liquor, 80 proof, 1 fl. oz.     65
Liquor, 86 proof, 1 fl. oz.     70
Liquor, 90 proof, 1 fl. oz.     74


George Lucas and Harrison Ford need not apply here.

This is a nice looking drink, turning much more red than I imagined while looking at the ingredients. It smelled quite strongly of pineapple juice, which isn't so bad, but I was a bit wary as I have not had great luck with previous drinks containing it.

Flavor-wise, the sour mix and the pineapple juice blended perfectly though, and the different rums floated nicely in the background, while the Southern Comfort spiciness layered on top. Overall it was not too sweet, and surprisingly quite refreshing. Interestingly it did not have as much of an alcohol "bite" as I had imagined.

I would make this drink anytime, especially on hot summer evenings. I'm sure most of us would agree about this time of year that we could use some of those.

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