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Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Apple Martini

Apple MartiniThere are about a ton of ways to make an Apple Martini. The method below works well for me, although sometimes I just leave out the Vodka and double-up on the Gin.

This is a very strong drink, so don’t even consider operating heavy machinery like a car or a speedboat, or a catapult after you’ve had one of these.

You’ll also have to have a large martini glass. This thing ain’t suitable for the little dainty kind. You need one of those super-sized martini glasses!

Ingredients:

  • 2 Ounces Good Quality Gin
  • 2 Ounces Vodka
  • 2 Ounces Apple Pucker
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec
  • 1 Splash of Sweet ‘n Sour Mix
  • Garnish with Apple Slice (optional)

Directions:
Combine ingredients into a shaker and shake. Serve in a BIG Martini Glass.

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March 21, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail – Tom Collins

How to Make a Tom Collins

Want a refreshing drink you can make with stuff you probably already have in the kitchen? Try a Tom Collins. The drink is sweet and tart from the sugar and lemon juice. It’s best to use fresh lemons to make this drink. But if all you have is bottled lemon juice, then that works too.

This recipe calls for simple syrup, which is easy enough to make. Just combine two parts sugar to one part water. It helps to heat the water up to dissolve the sugar, but you can make up a cup or two of this and keep it in the fridge. It is used in a lot of different recipes, so it’s a good idea to keep some on hand.

How to make a Tom Collins

  • 2 oz Gin
  • 1 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 oz Simple Syrup
  • 3 oz chilled Club Soda
  • Lemon Slice
  • Maraschino Cherry

Directions
Add the first three ingredients to a mixing glass and stir with ice. Strain into a rocks glass, add the soda and garnish with the lemon slice and the cherry.

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March 14, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , | Leave a comment

Client #9 Shooter – a.k.a. Eliot Spitzer’s Bad Decision Shooter

You know the kind of night when you end up bellied up to the bar doing shots of Jager and talking shit to some guy from Texarkana for two and a half hours about the similarities between a taco and Britney Spears?

Learn how to make a Client #9 (Eliot Spitzer) Shooter More Mixed Drink Recipes >

March 11, 2008 Posted by | Alcohol Jokes, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail – Rum Runner

Ready for some liquor trivia? During Prohibition in the United States, people used to take small boats out into the ocean and meet up with larger vessels that brought Rum up from the carribean. The boats that brought the rum were called Rum Runners, and they would park just past the 3 mile limit in order to avoid “Empirial Entaglements”.

The most famous Rum Runner was a man named William McCoy who was one of the few smugglers who didn’t water down his booze. As a result, word quickly spread up and down the east coast that if you wanted quality product, you could always find it at McCoy’s boat.

McCoy’s operation ended when the Coast Guard intercepted his vessel and a firefight ensued. The coast guard sank McCoy’s ship, but his position in liquor lore is secure.

Today, when anyone tells you something is the “Real McCoy”, you know it’s a sign of quality. And that’s where the term came from.

How to Make a Rum Runner:

  • 1 1/2 oz Coconut Rum (Malibu Rum works well)
  • 3 oz Cranberry Juice
  • 1 oz Blackberry Brandy
  • 3 oz Orange Juice
  • 3 oz Pineapple Juice

Mix all ingredients in a tall glass with ice and serve.

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March 7, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Friday 5 0’clock Cocktail – Manhattan

Our drinking adviser, Travis, suggested we make our Friday 5 o’clock cocktail a Manhattan – largely because it has Bourbon in it.

Sound like a fine reason to drink a Manhattan to me.

How to Make a Manhattan

  • 2 1/2 oz Bourbon
  • 3/4 oz Vermouth
  • Dash of Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Maraschino Cherry
  • 1 Twist of Orange Peel

Instructions:
Combine the first three ingredients in a mixing glass with ice and stir gently. Strain the spirits into a chilled coctail glass and add the cherry and orange peel twist.

February 29, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail – Captain Cosmo

Last week we featured the Cosmopolitan. Now, get ready for the next one. I’m not usually one to splurge on hyperbole, so please understand that when I say this drink is f*cking awesome. I really mean it is THAT good.

This drink is a little better if you put on a mask and wear some sort of red tights or a unitard. At the very least, wear a cape and a pirate hat (eye patches can also help).

This week’s drink is the Captain Cosmo; which is sort of like a cosmopolitan with it’s hair messed up.

Enjoy!

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – The Cosmopolitan

Are you looking for a mixed drink with a little more class? The Cosmopolitan or “Cosmo” is a cousin of the Martini, but because of the fruit content, it is much easier to get into than a traditional Gin Martini – espectially if you don’t like Gin!

Here’s How to make a Cosmopolitan

Ingredients
1 1/2 Ounces Vodka
1/4 Ounce Triple Sec
1/4 Ounce Cranberry Juice
1 Splash Lime Juice
Garnish with Lime Wedge

Directions:
Combine ingredients in a mixing glass and stir. Strain into a “Martini” Glass.

February 8, 2008 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Beer

This is, of course, Super Bowl weekend. So, we aren’t going to yuck it up with a bunch of fancy-pants drinks. If you’re watching the game, then you don’t want to be busy shaking up cocktails. This weekend, it’s beer.

How to make a Beer

Ingredients:
1 Can or Bottle of Beer

Directions:
Open your can or bottle of beer and pour into glass. Consume. Repeat.

February 1, 2008 Posted by | beer, Cocktails | , , | Leave a comment

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Black Dragon

How to make a Black Dragon

Ingredients:
1 Shot of Scotch Whisky
1 Shot of Coffee Liqueur (Kahlua works well)
1 Shot of Mint Schnapps

Directions:
This is a layered drink. You can use the back of a spoon to carefully layer the alcohols on top of each other. First you put the Schnapps, then the Kahlua, then finally the Scotch.

January 25, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Martini Recipes

We may not always agree on the various concoctions that have come out claiming to be Martinis. It seems sometimes that if you put the concoction in a cocktail glass, all of the sudden it qualifies as a Martini – even if it has shrimp in it!

Now, I’m not going to jump up on a soap box here. I’ve already expressed my “purist” opinions about Martinis on another post. But suffice to say that there are a few Martini recipes that it pays to know if you want to be considered a proper Drunk.

So in the interest of being fair, we have created the Martini Page. A page that contains the top 5 Martini Recipes.

Now, WAIT! Stop right there. Don’t send us email about these recipes! Everyone has their own version, and I recognize that you may be one of those cork dorks who thinks that the Vermouth portion should be measured in atomic units. But that’s not us.

You may now view the Martini Page

January 21, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , | Leave a comment