Friday, March 30, 2012

Sex on the Beach

There are a few different variations of this drink around, but below is the traditional (Missionary?) build. 

2 oz    Vodka 
1 oz    Peach Schnapps 
2 oz    Orange Juice 
2 oz    Cranberry Juice

Fill highball (or regular 12 oz drinking glass) 3/4 with ice.   
Add Vodka & Schnapps. 
Add OJ & Cranberry.
Garnish with an orange slice & cherry. 

Be careful about the chafes!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Tequila Sunrise

While "The Dude" from The Big Lebowski may not care for the namesake*, this is quite a good morning cocktail.  Kinda like a Mimosa for real drinkers.


2 oz              Tequila 
                    Orange juice  
2 dashes      Grenadine

Fill highball (or regular 12 oz drinking glass) 1/2 with ice.   
Add Tequila.
Fill with orange juice, leaving about 2" from the top empty.
Tilt the glass to almost the "spill point" while quickly adding dashes of grenadine (a pour-spout makes this a LOT easier).  The heavy grenadine should sink to the bottom, and when you put the glass back down (quickly), it will slowly rise up then fall back down.

Mmmm, mmmm.  "Tequila" - It's What's For Breakfast!

*if you've made it all the way down here and don't know, it's an Eagles song

Friday, March 16, 2012

Orange Crush

It's Friday!
This week's recipe - as the Subject Line implies - should remind you of the sweet, kinda-orangey soda:

1.5 oz    Vodka
1 oz       Cointreau (Triple Sec is a good budget substitute; if you wanna get REALLY crazy, use Blue Curacao for an unnatural color)

5 oz       Club Soda

1 tsp      Sugar

1            lime wedge 

Fill regular drinking glass (12 oz) 3/4 with ice.   
Add Vodka, Cointreau, sugar and squeeze of lime.   
Fill with club soda. 
Stir gently.  
Wax nostalgic about other sugary-sweet things you used to enjoy as a kid that would only be better with BOOZE!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Cream Soda

1.5 oz    Vanilla Rum
5 oz       Ginger Ale
Fill regular drinking glass (12 oz) 3/4 with ice.  Add rum and ginger ale.  Stir (lightly). 
Simple, effective, and tastes just like a cream soda.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Long Island Tea

1/2 oz    Vodka
1/2 oz    Gin
1/2 oz    Rum
1/2 oz    Tequila
1/2 oz    Triple Sec
7.5 oz    Sweet & Sour Mix (unlike my usual mixer snobbery, the pre-made stuff is fine for this)
splash    Coca-Cola
This really calls for using a pint glass, otherwise you're not going to be able to put in enough mixer.  Unless you don't WANT much which case I recommend a very large glass of water and two Advil before you go night-night... 
Anyway, fill the glass 3/4 full with ice.  Add all liquors.  Stir.  Add Sweet & sour until almost full.  Stir again.  Slowly add splashes of Coke while stirring until the proper "Iced Tea" color is reached.


Unless you have the tolerance level of a... me, then don't drink a bunch of these.  They are creepers and you will regret it.