Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Non-Martini Drinkeroos

Friskt Normansson (Grapefruit and Blackcurrant)
Named after the Norwegian poet Ekir Normansson, who was the first to mix the said cocktail and who had quite a few in his time. "Friskt" is a Swedish word and can mean cool, chilly or healthy.
2 oz vodka
1 oz grapefruit juice
1/2 oz creme de cassis [blackcurrant flavor!]

Shake with ice and strain in a chilled old-fashioned glass.

Blue Incan (Cranberry-Orange w/ Mint)
2 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
2 oz cranberry juice
mint leaves
club soda

Place some mint leaves in the bottom of a highball glass. Bruise them with a muddle. Add ice and pour in the blue curacao and cranberry juice. Top off with club soda as
desired, stir and serve.

A Kissed Buttery Nipple

2 oz Bailey's Irish Cream, iced
2 oz best quality butterscotch schnapps, iced
2 GLAZED cherries, pre-soaked in Jack Daniels Black Label Whiskey for a week or longer

Don't shake it - put the schnapps in the glass, then, gently, a layer of Irish Cream.
Top with a small dab of heavy whipped cream (not that ersatz canned stuff).
Drop in the Glazed, whiskey-soaked nipples - erm, I mean cherries - last, right through the whipped cream. They'll sink to the bottom, carrying the different flavors with them.

For the best effect, use a large brandy snifter for your glass.

The whiskey-soaked cherries are good for lots of things. I keep a supply of a pint or so always available in my home bar. They get better as they age - just keep adding glazed cherries and Jack Daniels.

A Few of My Favorite Things

1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
1/2 oz vanilla liqueur
1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps
1 oz vodka
7 1/2 oz milk

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a highball glass, and serve.

Abortion (Shot Drink)
1 oz white creme de cacao
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 splash grenadine syrup

Pour the creme de cacao into a shot glass. Layer the amaretto and then the bailey's to create a 3 layer drink. Insert a toothpick to the bottom of the shot glass and dribble some grenadine so it floats in the bottom of the glass.

80's Berry Wine Cooler
4 oz Gallo® White Merlot
6 oz Fresca® soda
1/2 oz blackberry juice
1/2 oz raspberry juice
1/2 oz strawberry juice
1/2 oz blueberry juice

Mix together the blackberry, raspberry, strawberry and blueberry juice together in a mixing glass. Pour the wine into a tall wine glass, and top with Fresca. Add the juice mixture, and serve.

Amy's Tattoo (Pineapple Orange)

1/2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz light rum
2 oz pineapple juice
2 oz orange juice
1 splash grenadine syrup

Shake all in tall glass.

Bad Acid Trip (Coconut Melon Orange Raspberry)
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz vodka
1 oz Blue Curacao liqueur
1/2 oz Chambord® raspberry liqueur
sweet and sour mix

Fill collins glass with ice and add Midori, Malibu, Gin, Vodka and Sour Mix. Shake ingredients and pour into shaker (not into glass yet). Pour Chambord into bottom of the now empty collins glass. Pour other now shaken ingredients into collins glass which now contains chambord. Pour generous amount of Blue Curacao onto top of drink. The result should now be a brilliant blueish drink that fades to purple and is very eyecatching and delicious... BIG hit with women but very strong.

Breast Milk On Acid (Coconut Melon Orange Licorice)

3/4 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur
1/2 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1 splash orange juice
1 oz sweet and sour mix

Throw all of the ingredients into a shaker along with ice. Shake well and strain into a large shot glass.

Bengal Tiger (Pineapple-Orange Cherry)

1 1/2 oz brandy
1/2 oz maraschino liqueur
1/2 oz triple sec
1 oz pineapple juice

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

Jumanji (Pineapple Cherry Licorice)
1 oz cherry brandy
1 oz Taboo®
1/2 oz port
1 oz grenadine syrup
3 oz pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients into a cocktail shaker, add ice and shake well. Pour into a large cocktail glass and garnish with fresh fruit.


1 oz lime vodka
3 oz orange juice
3 oz 7-Up® soda

Add the vodka, orange juice and 7-up to a collins glass filled with ice cubes, and serve.

Irish Rose (Chocolate Strawberry)
1 oz Tequila Rose® strawberry cream liqueur
1 oz Bailey's® Irish cream
1 oz brown creme de cacao

Pour ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice, shake until completely cold then strain into a chilled stemmed glass or rocks glass filled with ice.
PomTea Spritzer
1 part Vodka
A splash of Raspberry liqueur
2 parts Pomegranate Juice
1 part Sparkling water
1 part Iced Tea
A splash of honey

This entire recipe is basically mix to taste. In a pitcher combine one bottle of Pomegranate Juice (we used the blueberry one, for extra antioxidants yay!) with a generous amount of decent vodka, a quick splash of Chambord, about a cup of Iced Tea, and sweeten with a good squeeze of honey. Stir until the honey is dissolved and dump in the seltzer water, enough to be fizzy but not watered down. Enjoy the irony of drinking healthy pomegranate juice while punishing your liver

imoncello Liqueur
7 lemons
1 liter alcohol
1 liter water
700 g sugar

Soak skin of 7 lemons in alcohol for 2 days. Strain. Boil water and sugar and chill. Mix with alcohol. Store in the fridge.


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