1/2 oz. Bacardi Limon rum
1/2 oz. Bacardi Coco rum
1/2 oz. Bacardi Vanila rum
1/2 oz. Bacardi O rum
1/2 oz. Bacardi Razz rum
1 splash cranberry juice
Combine all of the rums into a tumbler with ice. Add enough cranberry to turn the drink a light red color. Shake well and strain into a large shot glass. Enjoy !
No, we aren’t being paid a promotional fee by the folks at Bacardi to try this shooter. It was suggested to us by a bartender we know named Kathy. She works at the Smilin’ Goat Pub on 47th Street in Lyons, Illinois.
Actually, I was a little surprised that she was able to come up with this shot when I stopped in there the other day for a couple of cold ones. The Smilin’ Goat is definately a beer-and-a-shot bar. Don’t get me wrong…..it’s a cool little place with some friendly regulars and cutie pie Kathy there behind the bar. But it is a small place. And it’s definately not the type of place you associate with exotic drinks or expensive, creative shots. I wouldn’t have thought that they had all of these varieties of Bacardi behind the counter to fix this shot.
Well, it turns out (per Kathy) that they do not claim to have invented this shot at all. They heard about it elsewhere. But the name they were given was the Fainting Goat and both she and the owner of the Smilin’ Goat tried it and really liked it. So they thought it would be a nice “house shot” to offer at the Smilin’ Goat. They admit that not too many people order it, but they always have the Bacardi fixings “at the ready” for whenever someone does ask for one. The price deters many of the regulars at $8.50 per shot. But they say that sometimes a group of three or four of the “younger crowd will order a round when they’re celebrating something or just getting happy“.
Good enough explanation for us. We’re happy to give this rummy shot a try.
Obviously, it’s not all that hard to make; equal parts of the (5) different blends of Bacardi rum, and as the recipe states…enough cranberry to make the overall hue slightly reddish. It’s served chilled.
We found it to be a pretty tasty mix. We’ve used Bacardi O somewhat recently in the recipe for the G Spot. And almost all of us on the taste panel have tried the other flavors too—-the Bacardi vanilla blend, the Bacardi Limon, etc. So none of the ingredients were exactly foreign to us. It was just a matter of how good they would taste in one, single invention.
And as I said, the answer was pretty good. The lemon / lime citrus flavor of the Limon was pretty evident, as was the taste of raspberry from the Razz. Although we do acknowledge that particular tinge may have been enhanced or complemented by the addition of the cranberry juice. As far as the least evident flavor, it was somewhat hard to identify the vanilla thru all of the tangy fruit flavors. The coconut from the Coco blend may have disguised it somewhat.
This was a fun shot. We enjoyed trying to discern the various components. ShareMyShot gives this house shooter at the Smilin’ Goat in Lyons, Illinois a 4 on a scale of 5.
Stop on in and see our friend Kathy behind the bar. And order yourself a Fainting Goat while you’re at the Smilin’ Goat.