Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Drink #16: Lava Flow

The Lava Flow is a tasty, tropical way to get your Rum fix. With the frothy, fruity taste of a smoothie, and a hearty amount of rum, you'll be swept away to a better place.

Here's how you make a lava flow:

1 oz light rum
1 oz Malibu® coconut rum
2 oz strawberries
1 banana
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz coconut cream

Blend banana, coconut cream, and pineapple juice in a blender and set aside. In the bottom of a hurricane glass, stir together both rums and strawberries.

Pour banana, coconut, pineapple mix slowly into the glass. The strawberry and rum mix should rise up the sides of the glass and create a tropical cocktail.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Drink #15: Screwdriver

Nothing can quell the hammer beating in your head from a morning's hangover quite like a Screwdriver. At once healthy, refreshing, and headache healing, the Screwdriver has been the savior of the weekend warrior for decades.

And it's easy to make.

Here's the recipe.

1 1/2 oz vodka
4 1/2 oz fresh squeezed orange juice, ice cold
1 tsp lemon juice

Combine in tall glass filled with ice cubes and stir. Most people overlook the teaspoon of lemon, but it gives the drink that extra citrus oomph.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Drink #14: Blue Lagoon

Drinking a Blue Lagoon makes you feel like this picture.

Blue Lagoon drink recipe:

1 oz vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1 cherry

Pour vodka and Curacao over ice in a highball glass. Fill with lemonade, top with the cherry. Drink.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Drink #13: Gimlet

Raymond Chandler, in his book The Long Goodbye, memorialized the Gimlet as "half gin and half Rose's Lime Juice and nothing else." He was right, but he forgot the lime wedge. But I guess that's implied. Chandler was just too hardboiled to talk about a squeeze of lime.

Here's the gimlet recipe:

* 2 oz. gin
* 1/2 ounce Rose's lime juice
* Garnish with lime wedge

For a vodka gimlet, substitute gin with vodka. Don't use both. Have some class.

Drink #12: Whiskey Sour

The Whiskey Sour is an old classic.

Here's the recipe:

2 or 3 ounces whiskey
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 or 1 teaspoon superfine sugar
3 or 4 ice cubes
1 orange or lemon slice or peel
Maraschino cherry

Pour all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker and shake heartily. Strain into a Delmonico glass (if you have it--it's like a diner's juice glass) and garnish with orange or lemon and toss in a maraschino cherry.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Drink #11: Adios Motherfucker

Before you take your first sip, say Adios. It'll be the last coherent thing you say and will lead you through a long unremembered night of calling every ex-boyfriend or girlfriend you had since grade school and confessing your love to them while most likely dancing on a bar naked and nearly getting into a fight.

If you can handle the mayhem, go for it.

Adios Motherfucker recipe:

1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz rum
1/2 oz tequila
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
2 oz sweet and sour mix
2 oz 7-Up soda

Mix all ingredients in an ice-filled glass. Top off with 7-Up and stir.

Remember: your only limits are the phone numbers you have in your cellphone.

Drink #10: Blue Ball

Not only the name of the condition you experience when coming home from a bar alone, the Blue Ball is quite an alcoholic concoction. Guys, if you order a Blue Ball at a bar, you will leave home with two of the same. Only mix in the comfort of your own home.

Ladies, you should also never order one of these. It sends the wrong signals to everyone involved. But, my god, what a conversation piece. Nothing gets the party started like a Blue Ball.

Blue Ball recipe:

1 oz raspberry vodka
1 oz coconut rum.
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur

Pour one part of all three ingredients plus ice into a shaker. Mix well. Serve as double shots.