Thursday, July 18, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: X Rated and Kinky

I taste tested the flirty fruity fusions for you. You're welcome.

They're both pink. Both combine vodka with passion fruit, blood orange, and mango. Kinky lists the mango first, while X Rated touts the blood orange first in its listings.

Bottle Shape: X Rated has a kind of X-shape to the bottle, which makes it easier to hold. Kinky is shaped more like the bomb that's going to go off in your taste buds. 

Color:  I'll give X Rated the lead here. It's a deeper hue of pink, electric and exciting in its presentation.

Flavor Profile: Both lived up to their flavor listing order. X Rated has the bitter tang of the blood orange as it's lead flavor. Think grapefruit, backed off a hair. Kinky is more mellow in its sweetness, with mango as its primary assault. 

Price:  Kinky costs considerably less than X Rated at my local Spec's. Perhaps because it's newer on the market? Or at least newer to my market. I've been drinking X Rated for years, and Kinky is new to me.

Verdict:  (because face it, bottle shape and color is irrelevant when it comes to actually drinking it) Kinky drinks smoother on its own for me, but either way, they are both sweeter than a basket of puppies cuddling kittens. Cut it with a citrus-based soft drink to help ease the acid. Your trachea will thank you. Trust your Auntie X on this one.

If you want sweet and fruity, either will work well for you. Just be sure to enjoy it responsibly. And with something to help break down the sweetness, because, as Willa Wonka said, dayum.


Thursday, July 11, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: On Location

Margarita Prima, from Macaroni Grill. Fried Mac & Cheese bites, along with bread, oil, and balsamic vinegar starters joining it. It's a lemon-based 'rita, with Milagro Silver (which is what I mostly use at home) and a Tuaca floater.

(Have I mentioned I like tequila?)

Have fun, responsibly. 


Thursday, July 4, 2013

Thirsty Thursday: Texas Breeze

Vodka? On the 4th of July? Sure, why not? When it's from a Texas distillery at least. :)


1.5 oz Dripping Springs Orange Vodka
3 oz Cranberry Juice
1 oz Grapefruit Juice


The grapefruit juice overpowered everything else for me in this drink. I added another 1.5 oz cranberry juice, and that mellowed everything out more and brought out the orange in the vodka better.

But it's your taste. Have at and have fun. Responsibly.