[QUOTE=Rumrunner;4382358]"Kraken" is a dark spiced rum that comes in really cool bottle. It's not that easy to find. It's 94 proof where most spiced rums are 70 or 80 proof. It's good with most normal rum mixers but if you mix it with ginger ale it tastes almost like black cherry. My wife was never a rum drinker but she's hooked. "Release the Kraken"! Mount Gay "Eclipse is a good one as well (If you happen to take a liking to rum which I obviously have).[/QUOTE]
Love Kraken but a bit much for a noob don't ya think.
I too am a wine drinker ... But I have recently been stuck on perfecting the vodka martini. I started with grey goose ... Deviated at jewel of Russia .... And the back to grey goose. The high end Stoli is actually quite good and smooth as well believe it or not. It's the one that comes in the shape of a russian artillery shell.
Tried with lemon ... Tried with olives. go with olives.
Tried dirty (olive juice)
Tried a few vermouth but went back to martini and Ross ... The mist sprayer is the way to go.