Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cayman Jack Margarita

Not a beer today. Instead Cayman Jack Hand-Crafted Margarita Premium Malt Beverage. This is another oddity from the great Ed Roberts. According to the pounder can, this is "arguably the world's most refreshing Margarita". Made by American Vintage Beverage Co. in Rochester, LaCrosse or Memphis. I've had some kick ass Margaritas in my life, so let's check out this pre-made batch.

No Margarita glass that I could easily find, so I poured it into my Westie XII glass. Lime aroma, sugary. Smells like a Margarita. Limes taste fresh. Not overly sweet, at least in the beginning. Carbonation is prickly, not necessarily a real Margarita characteristic, but welcome nonetheless. A bit sugary after half the can, and the sweetness starts to build.

The 5.9% alcohol is noticeable but probably not enough to offer the kick of a real Margarita. Very nice for a mix. I'd consider it to avoid all the work in making fresh Margaritas, depending on who was coming over for a visit. Plus that douche at Publix today bought EVERY lime in the rack. Seriously, like 200 of them, as a guess. I bet his party kicks ass!

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Anonymous said...

I just purchased a six pack of the glass bottles this weekend and LOVE EM! If u like margaritas and want to have one on hand without the hassle of mixing and making one BUY THESE. They taste great, no cheap tasting mix, no stinging in ur throat and I got a buzz off one (had an empty stomach). I've been to reTaurants n ordered margaritas, n after three I Amy get a buzz. These Re great to have on hand at home, my frig will be stocked with them


Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hey TMN. You are typing like you've had a few Caymans, LOL.

Not a bad drink, and you're right, it's already made. Big Bonus!

Anonymous said...

You say "not a beer" but isn't a "malt beverage" made with malted grains, i.e. beer and not margarita, at least no tequila. It also say's "ale" on the can, which is beer in my book...

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Anonymous.

You're right, this is alcoholic b/c of malted grain, not tequila. Not sure legal definitions here, but if you say the can says "ale" it must be. If that's beer for you, no questions asked, bingo.

The fact that the "brewer" tried to mask all of its beer qualities with everything Margarita is what probably prompted me to say "not a beer".

Call it what you want.

Heather Kelly said...

Beer drinker rob I was thinking the same thing about TMN. I couldn't figure out what was going on lol. Good times

Anonymous said...

This is a delightful beverage and I look forward to one every day!

Delicious and not full of the other horrid ingredients others are pushing into their adult beverages.

Even my husband who does not drink 'girlie beverages' says it is very good. He still sticks to his beer, but understands why I enjoy this so much.

If you like a Margarita, you must try this.

Love it, love it, love it!

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Hi Anonymous,

Totally. Not bad, can deal w the lower alcohol, and tastes pretty good!

I bet your husband also drinks Bourbon neat and plays poker til all hours of the morning, right? In addition to the beer, my kind of guy! LOL.

Thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Love 'em, too, but now I can't find them. The local market no longer carries them. Sigh.

Beer Drinker Rob said...

Time to find all the great beers. Skip this.

Anonymous said...

Bought these on a whim, love them! It has a margarita taste yet reminds me of the best Tom Collins I ever had in my life at first sip. I can only find them in one store so far in central IL. GREAT PRODUCT....tastes like summer around the corner. Love the bottles too. Thanks!