Last night, while discussing our Thirsty Thursday plans, Grace was telling me there was a woman who came to the bar and ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. She specified that she did not want any tea. I guess she didn’t understand there was no tea in the drink. Today’s drink, Spiked Pink Lemonade, has no pink lemonade! Heck, there is no lemon involved anywhere but I swear it tastes like pink lemonade! Well, to me at least.
It started when I was shopping around for new juices/mixers. OJ and Pineapple juice was getting boring and I wanted to liven it up a bit. I found a bottle of Tampico Island Punch and thought it would be perfect for a drink. It had the OJ and Pineapple along with some other tropical fruits. Perfecto! I came home and started playing with proportions. I got it to the point where you can’t taste the alcohol but after one or two drinks you can bet you are going to feel it!
We start the Spiked Pink Lemonade with Captain Morgan White Rum. Captain Morgan White Rum is inspired by the sparkling waters of the Caribbean. Created using fine cane molasses, Captain Morgan White Rum is five times distilled, resulting in a rum as smooth as the Captain himself. It is found at nearly every ABC store nationwide and retails for $15.99.
Along with the White Rum we’re going to use Tampico Island Punch, a little bit of Midori and Sprite. Shake it all together with ice, strain it into a glass, and voila! I love this drink and so cannot wait to try it with some other juices. The Captain Morgan definitely brings the drink together so do not even think about substituting it.
Spiked Pink Lemonade
2 shots Captain Morgan White Rum
1 shot Midori
Splash of Sprite
Fill with ice and Tampico Island Punch
Shake, Strain, and enjoy
Remember to drink responsibly!!