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March 8, 2018

Review: Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

by Jeff Ellingson

Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash was just released.  This is the fourth cannon ball shaped variety of rum in the Captain Morgan stable of rum.  The others include Cannon Blast, Jack-O-Blast, and Loconut.  These flavors weighs in at 70, 60, and 40 proof.  Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash hits the scale at 50 proof.  All are designed to be enjoyed as a chilled shot or mixed in a tasty cocktail.  Watermelon Smash is made with rum distilled in St Croix.  Natural flavors and certified colors are blended with the rum upon its arrival in the US.  How much watermelon flavor does the Captain pack into this rum?  I could smell the watermelon from the shelf the bottle sat on.  Maybe because the bottles label is watermelon scented, or maybe because there is just too much watermelon flavor to contain in one bottle.  It pours to a cloudy fruit punch color.  The arom is watermelon candy, orange juice, cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla, and nutmeg.  The sweet fruit punch entry has a Bubblicious Watermelon Bubble Gum backing.  It fades with orange juice, vanilla icing, brown sugar, tangy pineapple, lemon lime citrus, and a watermelon flavor that is somewhere between fresh juicy watermelon, and Jolly Rancher Watermelon candy.  There is subtle cinnamon and nutmeg spiced rum flavor that arrives on the fade, and builds slightly on the finish that includes gentle warmth.  While Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash is sweet, it is not syrupy, and I would not describe the flavor as oversweet.  I have sampled dozens of flavored rums I would describe as over sweet.

Watermelon Mojito

1.5 Oz. Captain Morgan Watermelon Smash

.5 Oz. Captain Morgan White Rum

.75 Oz. Lime Juice

.75 Oz. Simple Syrup

Mint Leaves

Muddle Mint Leaves, Simple Syrup, and Lime Juice

In a Tall Glass and Add Ice

Add the Two Rums and Top With Club Soda

Garnish With Mint Leaves and Watermelon

Made with rum distilled in St Croix

25% Alcohol

Score: 90

Award: Silver Medal

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