absolutely hate love it when Thursday gets here, and I have no Thirsty Thursday topic. It’s like a big adventure of trying to figure out if I can afford a quick trip to the liquor store or if I need to dig into my databanks of past drink loves to write about.
Today, we ended up at the liquor store (primarily because its right next door to the tobacco shop that my husband frequents) and I discovered Malibu Red.
I happen to love coconut rum. Love. It. I thought it was a summer phase this last summer, but I am just as addicted today as I was then. Ironic, considering I hate coconut in any other form.
Here’s what you need to know about Malibu Red, and its right on the front of the bottle: Carribean Rum, Tequila and Coconut Liqueur. It’s its own mixed drink right out of the bottle! (Oh and its 70 proof.)
However, for the sake of this post, I mixed it in ginger ale and the result to me was one of the most eclectic tastes I’ve ever had in a glass. On the front end, it reminds me of a margarita, in the middle its just a nice summer-light drink, and at the back end its all coconut.
I can seriously see myself turning to this all summer long as a go-to drink. I can’t wait to try it in different mixers and maybe just straight up as a shooter. For anyone curious, it only cost me a dollar more than a comparably-sized bottle of another brand’s regular coconut rum… so don’t expect it to be crazy expensive. (That, too, helped me decide to go ahead and grab this for tonight.)