These are not the Best Foods
My justification? Well, someone had to try it.
It all began with a comment on Kaiser Penguin’s Pearl Diver Punch post. For those not in the know, the Pearl Diver’s Punch has butter in it. Dairy, while not unpleasant, is not something typically associated with cocktails. Holiday nogs to be sure, but the a milk-tini or mint-butter mojito are not usually what come to mind with the image of a cocktail.
The subject? Mayonnaise cocktails. I have never been one to quiver at the thought of what other cultures eat or drink. I revel in Anthony Bourdain and Andrew Zimmern’s shows on the Travel Channel. But rimming a drink with mayonnaise just seems like something of abject horror. So, naturally, I am inclined to try this.
My first thought is that I really wish I had some sort of ham-based liqueur to work with. Sadly, seeing as I haven’t yet attempted Bacon infused vodka, this will not be available. So, instead I threw this as a rim in a recipe I put together for a friend’s party.
Now, I present to you, the mayo-rimmed Passion Fruit Daiquiri!
Passion Fruit Daiquiri
- 1.5 light rum
- 1 oz lime
- 3/4 oz. PF Syrup
Shake and Strain
OPTIONAL (but not recommended): Rim with Best Foods Mayonnaise
I rimmed the cocktail with mayo using a best foods squeezable bottle. You can see a bit of it in the pictures. There wasn’t enough in the house to make a proper bowl rim.
The results? Well, the daiquiri was perfect, with Cruzan and some homemade passion fruit syrup. The lime and the passion fruit mixed into a nice tangy blend, but without too much sharpness. The cruzan melded well, so there was no alcohol smell, just a lovely tasty daiquiri.
The mayo rim? Actually not too bad. The tangy flavor using best foods actually melded fairly well with the citrus and sweet of the passion fruit and lime. I’m not saying it’s something I would recommend daily, but it’s not a horrible experience. Texturally, the mayonnaise didn’t chunk up like I was expecting, but stayed very creamy. A really strange part of me thinks to try it in place of coco lopez for some down-south tropicals. I try to keep that strange part repressed.
Why did I do this? Because, with all the chatter someone had to!