Nail Her Peg Leg With Heat Lightning [DRINKS OF THE WEEK]

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When you’re living on a budget it can be expensive to go out and experiment with new and exciting liquors. That’s where COED Magazine steps in on your behalf! We taste, test, and review exciting liquor brands each and every week to keep you constantly updated on what’s good, what’s bad, and everything in-between. This week is no exception as we take a look at Drambuie 15 year, Captain Morgan Private Stock, and Rock Town Arkansas Lightning. Check out our full reviews and intoxicating mixed drink recipes below.

 Drambuie 15 Year

Produced for discriminating connoisseurs, Drambuie 15 year is drawn from the company’s finest selection of 15 Year Old Speyside Malts. Selected for their soft complex fragrance and flavour, the rare Speyside Malts ideally complement and balance the herbs and spicy aromas of Drambuie’s famed secret recipe.

Proof: 86 (43% ABV)

Age: 15 years

Flavors: lemongrass, honey, and vanilla

TasteB+ (Very Good)

Mix-ability(Good)

Buzz Factor: A- (Excellent)

Price$55 USD (750ml) 

Overall: We give Drambuie 15 year a B+ (Highly Recommended).  Delicately smooth and surprisingly sweet, this liqueur is designed for sipping and that’s exactly how we liked it best. Though if you must give it a mix, do try our simple recipe below…

MIX IT UP WITH: “Rusty Nail”

Ingredients: 1 part Drambuie, 1 part Scotch Whisky.

Directions: Found on cocktail menus all over the world. Originally made popular in the 1960s in Hollywood and the high octane celebrity set, The Rusty Nail adds smoothness and depth to a good scotch. 1 part Drambuie, 1 part Scotch whisky poured over ice. Stir and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Captain Morgan Private Stock

Captain Morgan Private Stock is made from the finest of Captain Morgan’s reserves, married with a richer blend of mellow island spices. Aged in oak for at least 2 years, this rum is said to be perfect for sipping and savoring on the rocks with a twist of lime. We’ll be the judges of that!

Proof: 80 (40% ABV)

Age: 2 years

Flavors: vanilla, butterscotch, caramel

TasteA (Excellent)

Mix-abilityB+ (Very Good)

Buzz Factor: B+  (Very Good)

Price:$23 – $30  USD (750ml)

Overall: We give Captain Morgan Private Stock an A- (Highly Recommended). This is one of the best rums we’ve had the pleasure of testing so far this year. Not only is it very smooth, and flavorful, but it seems to be stronger than the label’s 80 proof leads us to believe. It doesn’t take much to get the party started quick!

MIX IT UP WITH“Peg Leg”

Ingredients: 3 oz Captain Morgan Private Stock, 3 oz Malibu coconut rum, 1 splash 7-Up soda, 2 splashes cranberry juice

Directions: In a shaker put ice, add both rums, one splash of 7-up or Sprite, 2 splashes of cranberry juice and shake. Pour into a large cocktail glass, garnish with a cherry.

Rock Town Arkansas Lightning

Handcrafted and pot distilled from only the finest Arkansas Corn and Wheat, Rock Town Arkansas Lightning is bottled at a whopping 125 proof, the same as if it went into a barrel to make bourbon whiskey.

Accolades: Winner of a Gold Metal from the Beverage Tasting Institute in Chicago, IL

Proof: 125 (62.5% ABV)

Age: Unaged

Flavors: grains, and a hint of sugary sweetness

TasteB+ (Very Good)

Mix-abilityB+ (Very Good)

Buzz Factor:  A+ (Amazing)

Price: $12.99 USD (375ml) 

Overall: We give Rock Town Arkansas Lightning an A- (Highly Recommended) To say we were scared to try this stuff is an understatement, but once we finally got up the nerve, we loved it. It’s complex yet flavorful and packs one hell of a punch at 125 proof. If you get a chance to sip or mix this on any occasion don’t pass it up!

MIX IT UP WITH: “Heat Lightning”

Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz beer, 5 oz Arkansas Lightning, 2 dashes Tabasco sauce

Directions: Add whiskey to highball glass, fill with beer. Dash in Tabasco.

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