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Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail – Miami Cocktail

You’re going to need a bottle of Light Rum, a small pile of lemons and some Creme de Menthe. That’s because this week’s Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail is the Miami Cocktail. A delicious drink that goes well with Spring.

Here’s how to make a Miami Cocktail:

  • 1 1/2 oz Light Rum
  • 1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
  • 1 dash Lemon Juice

Directions: Making this drink is easy. Just put all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake it, strain it, and serve it in a cocktail glass. Fresh Lemon Juice is always best, but we’re drunks so we use whatever we have available.

More Drink Recipes available at the Drunk Man’s Guide.

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April 25, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Friday 5 o’Clock Cocktail – Mint Daiquiri

Mint DaiquiriMinty and sweet – that’s what we’re looking forward to this evening. The perfect drink to sip as you gaze out at your yard and think about all that mowing you are going to be doing tomorrow morning. Yeah, it’s spring alright. The yard work, the pollen, the Rum drinks!

Here’s how to make a Mint Daiquiri:

  • 2 oz of Light Rum
  • 1/4 oz of Triple Sec (or another kind of Orange Liquour)
  • 4 Mint Leaves
  • 1/2 oz Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup of ice

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend it until it’s smooth. Keep in mind a couple of tips:

  1. Try and get as much of the stems off the mint leaves as possible. They can make the drink a little bitter. It doesn’t hurt to use a knife to cut the spines out of the leaves.
  2. Make sure you blend it enough to really pulverize those mint leaves down so that they are just specks of green in the drink. If you don’t blend them enough they will get little green flakes caught in your teeth, and that isn’t cute.

More Mixed Drinks and Cocktail Recipes at the Drunk Man’s Guide

April 18, 2008 Posted by | 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.

More Mixed Drink Recipes >

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

How Liquor is Made

Have you ever wanted to know how different kinds of liquor are made? Or, what’s the difference between different kinds of Tequila?

We’ve put together a page on Drunkmansguide.com that will lay it all out. There’s even pretty pictures that we swiped off the internet for you to look at 🙂

You can access the new page here: How Liquor is Made

February 6, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | 1 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

Friday 5 o’clock Cocktail – Red Snapper

How to make a Red Snapper

Ingredients:
1 Shot of Almond Liqueur
1 Shot of Cranberry Juice
1 Shot of Canadian Whiskey

Directions:
Shake with Ice and serve in an old-fashioned glass.

January 18, 2008 Posted by | Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Drunk Man’s Blog

I just realized that we have 10,000 pages of alcohol information on the Drunk Mans Guide, and not one quote from Norm.

We’re going to fix that right now! Following are some great lines from Norm in Cheers:

  • Coach: How are you doing, Norm?
    Norm: Cut the small talk and get me a beer.
  • Woody: How would a beer feel, Mr. Peterson?
    Norm: Pretty nervous if I was in the room.
  • Woody: Hey, Mr. Peterson, what’s up?
    Norm: The warranty on my liver.
  • Coach: Beer, Norm?
    Norm: I heard of that stuff. Better give me a tall one in case I like it.
  • Coach: Can I draw you a beer, Norm?
    Norm: No, I know what they look like. Just pour me one.
  • Coach: Beer, Norm?
    Norm: Does a rag doll have cloth knobs?
  • Coach: What would you say to a beer, Normie?
    Norm: Daddy wuvs you.
  • Woody: Hey, Mr. Peterson, you got room for a beer?
    Norm: Nope, but I am willing to add on.
  • Sam: What will you have, Norm?
    Norm: Well, I’m in a gambling mood, Sammy. I’ll take a glass of whatever comes out of that tap.
    Sam: Oh, looks like beer, Norm.
    Norm: Call me Mister Lucky.
  • What’s doing, Norm?
    “Well, science is seeking a cure for thirst. I happen to be the guinea pig.”
  • How’s it going, Mr. Peterson?”
    “Poor.”
    I’m sorry to hear that.
    “No, I mean pour.”

Talk about Oral History!! Here’s a historical Cocktail you might like to make! It’s the 10th Anniversary of the Famous Blue Dress and Monica, and the Oval Office, and Mr. Bill. To make yourself feel better, make a Lewd Lewinski. The recipe is perfect, really, try it.

January 17, 2008 Posted by | Alcohol Jokes, Alcohol Quotes, beer, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hangover Cure

Look at this picture. Do you ever feel like this? I mean this guy is the poster child for hangovers. Don’t you wish there was something you could do about it?

Ok, dumb question.

Truth is that while there may not be a silver bullet cure, there are things you can do to lower the chances of getting a hangover, or lessen the severity of a hangover if one becomes inevitable.

That’s why we have developed a page dedicated to helping you avoid the ill effects of hangovers, and perhaps have a better time in the process.

Take a look at our Hangover Cure page.

Then, take a look at some Mixed Drink Recipes:

  • Absolut Stress
  • Detroit Red Wing
  • Red Melon
  • Cable Guide
  • January 16, 2008 Posted by | Alcohol Jokes, beer, Cocktails, Liquor | , , , , , , | Leave a comment