Drinks of the Week: Tattoo-tini, Ron Jeremy’s Juice, Tennessee Tea

This week we’re looking at whiskey, vodka and rum. To be specific: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel SelectEd Hardy Vodka (who knew?) and Ron de Jeremy Rum… Yeah, that’s right, the aging porn star has finally hit the bottom of the barrel. Literally, they found him naked at the bottom of a rum barrel! Make sure to check out our full reviews and delicious mixed drink recipes after the jump!

Ed Hardy Vodka

Touted as a premium wheat blended vodka, Ed Hardy Vodka is actually distilled and filtered five times before being bottled and imported from the Cognac region of France. Every handmade crystal bottle is plastered with original Christian Audigier artwork, which many people consider a collector’s item.

Accolades: International Wine & Spirits Competition Silver Medal Winner

Their Claim: “It’s the smoothest vodka you will ever drink.” We’ll be the judges of that… On to the review!!!

Proof: 80 (40% ABV)

Age: Unaged

Flavors: Neutral

Taste: B (Good)

Mix-ability(Good)

Buzz Factor: C+ (Above average)

Price$47.99 USD (1 Liter)

Overall: We give Ed Hardy Vodka a (Recommended). While we can’t say it’s the smoothest vodka we’ve ever tasted, it mixes quite well. For the price, this vodka would make an excellent gift! And for all you fans of Ed Hardy and Christian Audigier, this vodka is a must have.

Mix It Up With: “Tattoo-tini”

Ingredients: 2 oz. Ed Hardy Vodka, 1/2 oz. triple sec, a splash of cranberry juice, and a drop of Rose’s lime juice.

Directions: In a cocktail shaker, pour in all the ingredients. Add ice, then shake well. Strain and pour into a frosted martini glass, and garnish with a cherry.

Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select

Made using the standards of the original Jack Daniel’s recipe, Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select is charcoal mellowed and then matured in newly charred white oak barrels.

All of that is great, but where the Single Barrel is aged is what makes all the difference in the end. J.D. Single Barrels are actually stored in the highest levels of the Jack Daniel’s barrelhouse (a.k.a the “angel roost”) where the summer temperatures reach well over 100 degrees. The whiskey within the barrel then goes through massive fluctuations throughout the aging process, making what comes out of the barrel in the end more robust and rich in flavor.

Fewer than 1 in 100 barrels is selected for the prestigious Single Barrel name!

Proof: 94 (47% ABV)

Age: Minimum 4 years

Flavors: Vanilla, caramel and smoky oak.

TasteA (Amazing!)

Mix-abilityA- (Excellent)

Buzz Factor: B+ (Very Good)

Price$41.99 USD (750ml)

Overall: We give Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Select an A- (Highly Recommended). Delicious! Whiskey lovers, listen up: go to the liquor store and buy this whiskey, today! You can thank us later.

Mix It Up With: “Tennessee Tea”

Ingredients: 1 part Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel, 1 part triple sec, 1 part sour mix and 2 parts Coke

Directions: Combine ingredients together and serve over ice.

Ron De Jeremy Rum

Porn and booze – two of man’s most basic and simple joys in life. It was only a matter of time before the two joined forces. Who better than porn legend Ron Jeremy to make it happen?

Ron de Jeremy Rum is imported straight out of Panama and is aged for 7 years before being bottled. This newly minted rum is the brainchild of Cuban legend and master blender Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez.

“I love Ron de Jeremy – the taste is long and full, and the finish is smooth, which suits me perfectly!” – Ron Jeremy

Proof: 80 (40% ABV)

Age: 7 years

Flavors: Vanilla, sugar cane and oak

TasteB+ (Very Good)

Mix-abilityB (Good)

Buzz Factor: C+ (Above Average)

Price: $29.99 USD (750ml)

Overall: We give Ron de Jeremy Rum a B+ (Recommended). Never thought we’d have the opportunity to say this, but Ron Jeremy has produced a tasty product. It’s easy to drink and goes down smooth – no sexual innuendos intended!

Mix It Up With: “Ronicane

Ingredients: 2 oz. Ron de Jeremy Rum, 2 oz.  passion fruit juice, 1 oz. orange juice, 1/2 oz. grenadine syrup and a squeeze of lime.

Directions: Shake, then strain into a tall glass full of crushed ice. Top it with a squeeze of fresh lime juice and serve with a straw. Garnish with a slice of blood orange.

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