While searching for the building blocks of life in outer space astronomers recently found a giant dust cloud at the heart of the Milky Way that is loaded with ethyl formate, an amino acid that gives raspberries their flavor and rum it's distinctive smell! So, for all intents and purposes THERE'S A PAYLOAD OF RASPBERRY RUM IN OUTER SPACE!
The first thing this made me think of was a bunch of drunken, spacesuit adorned bar hoppers cavorting around the cosmos.
The next thing got me to thinking of was a stellar rum and raspberry cocktail. Unfortunately this newly discovered cloud of happy hour is about 58 quadrillion miles away so we'll have to create a little bit of intergalactic inebriation right here on the third rock from the sun, aka Earth. I have (with no permission whatsoever from N.A.S.A) done all the formulation for you so there's no need to shell out $250,000 to Virgin Galactic to hitch a ride to high flying Hoochville.
And my cocktail doesn't come with all the other space debris like carbon monoxide, hydrogen cyanide, and ammonia which you'd have to contend with in the vacuum of space.
THE DRUNKEN ASTRONAUT
1 Oz. Light Rum
3/4 Oz. Chambord
1/4 Oz. Orange Curacao
3/4 Oz. Lime Juice
1 Drop Orange Bitters
2 Tsp. Honey
Chill your glass in the freezer. Warm the honey for about 10 seconds in the microwave. Add 1 cup of ice to a blender, pour in the rum, the Chambord, the Orange Curacao, the lime juice, the orange bitters a handful of fresh raspberries and the warmed honey. Blend until your cocktail is the consistency of a slushy. Pour into your chilled glass then garnish with a few more fresh raspberries and a twist of lime.
Enjoy and call ET for a ride home.
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