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Day 249, Cocktails 246 & 247

Yesterday marked day number 249 (and thanks to the 81 of you who visited!).  Greg and Patti had invited our family over to celebrate the holidays with a wonderful pork loin dinner (great job Patti!) and cocktails (great job Greg and Katy!).  The feature for the night was Gosling’s Black Seal rum, a treat for me as I had not had Black Seal rum before.  So, after a quick road trip to pick up a fresh bottle of rum and a couple of cans of Gosling’s ginger beer it was time to mix.

The first cocktail was brought back from New Orleans by Katy and in addition to the rum featured orange and cranberry juice.

  Bermuda Triangle

  • 1-1/2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • 2 oz cranberry juice
  • 2 oz orange juice

Fill a collins glass with ice and add the rum and juices.  Give a good stir to mix and garnish with a lime wedge.

This is a delicious cocktail.  The deep, dark rum, with it’s syrupy, molasses flavor is well tempered by the tart cranberry and slightly sweet orange juice.  It has a bright, lively flavor and is not overly sweet, which is definately the flavor of the rum coming through.  I could easily drink several of these and not get that overly sweet flavor that sometimes happens with juiced cocktails.

After that wonderful dinner that I mentioned above Greg and I headed downstairs for darts and my second Gosling’s cocktail of the night.

  Dark and Stormy

  • 1-1/2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
  • Gosling’s Ginger Beer

Fill a collins glass with ice.  Add the rum and top with the ginger beer.

Wow, this is a delicious cocktail.  The ginger beer is sweet, rich and just a touch of spice.  The rich flavor of the rum complements the beer extremely well.  It’s almost as if the Gosling guys made the rum and beer to go together (oh yeah, they did!).  I’ll definately be adding Gosling’s to the roster at the Twilight Lounge!

As for tonight, it’s kinda nice that day 250 is also New Year’s Eve – a very nice round number for the last day of the year.  We’ll be hosting our first New Year’s Eve party tonight at the Twilight Lounge, so you’ll get the full update tomorrow!  Enjoy yourself tonight and have a great 2011!


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