For the event, I traveled down memory lane and created a cocktail basket that recalled my own precious memories from the heyday of Deer Park. I give you "The Sex in the Woods" basket. Don't judge.
|I stopped while it was still tasteful...don't ask!|
The tagline reads, "It's like 'Sex on the Beach' only darker...and you don't wind up with sand in your junk!" Basically, I took the standard Sex on the Beach cocktail recipe and constructed it with dark spiced rum instead of vodka. You'll find my recipe at the end of the post. But first, a few more pics.
The Sex in the Woods
2oz Spiced Rum (I use Bacardi Oakheart)
1oz Peach Schnapps
2oz Cranberry Juice
2oz Orange/Pineapple Juice
Mix all ingredients together in a cocktail shaker
with ice, shake well and pour into a Collins Glass
filled with ice. Garnish with an orange stabbed
by a twig.
I went out on a limb and didn't test this recipe in my own bar before offering it up for auction. I was fairly certain it would taste ok at the the very least. I have since heard back from the folks who purchased the basket and the cocktail was a huge hit. Lesson learned? Don't be afraid to just take a shot in the dark every now and then. Course I 'm not sure I've ever been afraid to take a shot...unless it was made with Jägermeister (Ick)