Monday, August 25, 2008

Cocktail of the Week #50: White Russian

(To the tune of Jefferson Airplane's "White Rabbit")
Oh, Brezhnev liked his vodka
And Andropov, single malts
While Chernenko liked martinis
With a lemon twist really small
But at drinking games
Khrushchev could bury them all

Sorry. Couldn't help myself. [Smirk!]

It's funny, but I had always heard of White Russian cocktails growing up, but it seemed to me that a vodka drink containing a coffee liqueur such as Kahlua would be a Black Russian, but what do I know...

A lovely after dinner drink on a cool weekend evening. A bit heavy for the warmer weather we have been experiencing of late, however.

Hits: 38
Misses: 18

Monday, August 18, 2008

Cocktail of the Week #49: Zombie

I'm of the opinion it's the 151 proof rum that makes this drink so dangerous. Why? Because you could, in theory, run an internal combustion engine on the stuff.

Seriously: how many liquors are out there warning they are flammable?

It's tasty and it will f---- you up. Just remember to keep away from open flame while preparing the thing.

Hits: 37
Misses: 18

Monday, August 11, 2008

Cocktail of the Week #48: Whiskey Sour

Arrrr, matey!

If you be a scallywag pirate adrift at sea and suffering from the scurvy, this here be a drink fer you!

Otherwise, stick to mixing your whiskey with soda.

Hits: 36
Misses: 18

Monday, August 4, 2008

Cocktail of the Week #47: Rusty Nail

I've complained before about scotch-based cocktails, but the Rusty Nail is something different. If you are fond of Drambuie (and people either love it or hate it, it seems) then you will certainly enjoy a Rusty Nail using a decent blended scotch like Dewar's or Johnnie Walker Red.

If you have a good single malt, however, don't bother dusting off the liqueur bottle. Savor the liquor, instead.

I'll make this a hit, regardless; because when it's good, it's really really good.

Hits: 36
Misses: 17