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Fancy Drinks Friday

TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
1.5 liters
12 inches
47% abv

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  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    omg congrats Digi!!! so excited for you and my future rum and coke!!!!
    oni_delsGnomeQueenTeramona
  • d3k0yd3k0y Loveland, OH Icrontian
    I bought a bottle of Kraken a couple months ago, I still have yet to open it.
  • shwaipshwaip bluffin' with my muffin Icrontian
    rum
    velvet falernum
    ginger beer
    grapefruit juice (didn't have :()
    bitters
    squeeze of lime
  • shwaip said:

    rum
    velvet falernum
    ginger beer
    grapefruit juice (didn't have :()
    bitters
    squeeze of lime

    I with you except for the ginger beer, grapefruit juice, and bitters.
  • Also congrats digi! Release that thing.
    Teramona
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
    d3k0y said:

    I bought a bottle of Kraken a couple months ago, I still have yet to open it.

    Kraken is better than Captain Morgan by far in my opinion.
    Koreish
  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian
    Terin and I got a bottle of Kraken the last time @UPSLynx came over. Suddenly my daiquiris started turning out beautifully.

    That stuff is the tits, man. It's bar standard for mixing rum in the teradon household.
    Charshie
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Icrontian
    Plz relocate to Colorado kthx.
    Teramona
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    Kraken is, thus far, the best rum to ever grace these lips. Even better than Sailor Jerry.... and @UPSLynx can attest, I do love me the Sailor.
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    @ardichoke try some Ron Zacapa 23 yr and see if that statement stands.
    shwaip
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
    @Myrmidon, It's time to change your profile picture. I keep getting you confused with me.
    KoreishUPSLynx
  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian

    @ardichoke try some Ron Zacapa 23 yr and see if that statement stands.

    "This first-class Guatemalan rum is made from virgin sugar cane honey--the first press of the sugar cane that's boiled down to thicken--rather than molasses, which is a byproduct of the sugar-making process."

    And if you can't distill this yourself at home, store-bought's fine.
    Koreish
  • oni_delsoni_dels Drunk French Canadian Montréal, Québec. Icrontian
    i've never seen Kraken rum before, but Ron Legendario is hard to beat...
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian

    @ardichoke try some Ron Zacapa 23 yr and see if that statement stands.

    I clicked this link expecting to see a price tag that would make me shit bricks. Came away pleasantly surprised. If I can find that somewhere, I'll have to give it a try.

    I don't drink much except the occasional glass of wine these days though.... one of the sacrifices I've made on the alter of weight loss.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx :KAPPA: Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    ardichoke said:

    Kraken is, thus far, the best rum to ever grace these lips. Even better than Sailor Jerry.... and @UPSLynx can attest, I do love me the Sailor.

    @ardichoke try some Ron Zacapa 23 yr and see if that statement stands.

    I put Kraken and Zacapa 23 in totally different drinking categories. I'd never make a rum and coke or other cocktail with Zacapa, I only sip on that masterpiece. But I also don't sip Kraken, I only use it to mix. I love them both, and they both have excellent uses.

    Also, like you said with price, the beauty of rum is that absolute god-tier top shelf rum will never go above ~$50, unless you're talking about crazy rare super old stuff found in a sunk ship or something. Nobody buys sipping rum except for @pragtastic and I, so while bourbon, rye and scotch prices just keep going up, rum stays reasonable.
  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    UPSLynx said:

    ardichoke said:

    Kraken is, thus far, the best rum to ever grace these lips. Even better than Sailor Jerry.... and @UPSLynx can attest, I do love me the Sailor.

    @ardichoke try some Ron Zacapa 23 yr and see if that statement stands.

    I put Kraken and Zacapa 23 in totally different drinking categories. I'd never make a rum and coke or other cocktail with Zacapa, I only sip on that masterpiece. But I also don't sip Kraken, I only use it to mix. I love them both, and they both have excellent uses.

    Also, like you said with price, the beauty of rum is that absolute god-tier top shelf rum will never go above ~$50, unless you're talking about crazy rare super old stuff found in a sunk ship or something. Nobody buys sipping rum except for @pragtastic and I, so while bourbon, rye and scotch prices just keep going up, rum stays reasonable.
    I sip and mix rum but being an uncouth plebe I've been drinking Bacardi Select.
  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian
    drasnor said:

    I sip and mix rum but being an uncouth plebe I've been drinking Bacardi Select.

    Now, I couldn't tell you about Bacardi Select, but plain white Bacardi is actually damn close to a good Cuban light rum for cocktail purposes - so don't let anyone call you a pleb for that.

  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    Let us purchase a gallon of Admiral Nelson fine spiced rum and all rally around what is clearly the finest of all rums.
  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian
    You misspelled "Kraken."
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Am I doing it right?
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  • drasnordrasnor Starship Operator Hawthorne, CA Icrontian
    Myrmidon said:

    drasnor said:

    I sip and mix rum but being an uncouth plebe I've been drinking Bacardi Select.

    Now, I couldn't tell you about Bacardi Select, but plain white Bacardi is actually damn close to a good Cuban light rum for cocktail purposes - so don't let anyone call you a pleb for that.

    Bacardi Select is a dark rum which is smooth and has a pleasant flavor on its own and contributes nicely to Pepsi throwback (my typical mixer).
  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    ardichoke said:

    Let us purchase a gallon of Admiral Nelson fine spiced rum and all rally around what is clearly the finest of all rums.

    For about a year that was the only liquor I drank and I loved it. I still think it's better than Captain. It eventually ruined rum for me. Then I found Gosling's and learned about the ambrosia known as the Dark 'n' Stormy.

  • TeramonaTeramona Consulting Tea Specialist Best Coast! Icrontian
    Has Fancy Drinks Friday thread in to Rum thread?
    Koreish
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    1:51am post time, post doesn't make sense, sounds like someone was having a Fancy Drinks Tuesday.
    UPSLynx
  • pragtasticpragtastic Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    Goslings is pretty meh IMO, prefer my dark and stormy with pretty much any other spiced rum.
  • SignalSignal Icrontian
    Am I the only one that didn't like Kraken? I bought it for my sister as a housewarming gift and she brought it out during beer pong so we were all doing shots of it. No one there cared for it as it was replaced with Captain Morgan. Maybe it was all the reddit hype that just led me to believe it was more than it actually was, but I didn't like it.

    Also, what is with the third arm?

    1. Right arm across belly
    2. Left arm craddeling Kraken
    3. Second left arm at side
    4. Profit?
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI Icrontian
    That's the back of a chair. Sure you haven't been hitting the rum early?
  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian
    As Lynx stated earlier, Kraken is a mixing rum. I've never done shots of it, nor would I (my shots days are long since behind me). It is far superior to Captain in mixed drinks though.... and edges out Sailor Jerry as well. Of course, as with any subjective assessment, all of this is only my opinion.
    Teramona
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! SoCal Icrontian
    ardichoke said:

    1:51am post time, post doesn't make sense, sounds like someone was having a Fancy Drinks Tuesday.

    Best Coast time 10:51pm, no saying there were not fancy drinks because when you live in a fancy bar and are engaged to a fancy bartender, you're going to have fancy drinks rather often.

    -Digi
    Teramona
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