The 4th of July is the apex for summer parties here in the States. Barbecues, beergaritas, fireworks; and of course, the red, white and blue. Since tomorrow is Independence Day, and we’ve been doing so well with layered shots recently, we felt it was a good time to break out the Red White and Blue Shot. This pousse-cafe style shooter is the most common red, white, and blue drink that I know of, so let’s go over how to make it.
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St. Patrick’s Day is both a day to get debauched to the best of your ability and a day of great Irish national pride. Never mind that people who aren’t even remotely close to being Irish still find a reason to drink like it’s their last ever chance to party. But what to order at the bar, or put together at home if you don’t feel like Guinness? Here’s the perfect solution, in the form of Irish Flag Shots. This tri-color shooter will have you feeling as Irish as they come within a few rounds.
Halloween is near, and revelers everywhere are looking for appropriate drinks to celebrate with. Recently, I discovered a tasty cinnamon flavored drink called the Flaming Pumpkin Pie. This shooter is simple to make, and perfect to serve to guests during any of the autumn or winter holidays. A typical home bar will already have the four ingredients necessary, so let’s proceed to take a closer look at the Flaming Pumpkin Pie.
Many times, a shot is named for something that tastes only tangentially like its name. Not so with the Green Gummy Bear. This shot tastes like a candy you know and love, and also gets you wasted. Despite being green, this popular shot has a light orange taste. So put on your safety belt and get ready to ride the Green Gummy Bear shot!
Folks here in Sacramento know the very best place to grab a Sake Bomb is at Crazy Sushi on a Thursday night. Something about a shot of warm sake bombed into a cold Sapporo beer is appealing during the hot summer nights. Something tells me its how tore back someone can feel after feeling too many of the rice wine and barley pops.
During the holiday season, sticks of peppermint are often given as stocking stuffers. Today we celebrate that tradition with the Peppermint Twist. This peppermint shot also combines the flavors of Kahlúa, and a subtle hint of chocolate to create a unique holiday shooter.
When I look at the list of classic cocktails, I notice that most of them are pretty simple. One drink that I enjoy mixing as much I enjoy drinking is the Lemon Drop shot . It’s clean, it tastes good, and you can make it a Lemon Drop Martini just by increasing the volume of the recipe a little. I would put the Lemon Drop in the pantheon of great Girl’s Night Out cocktails, like the Cosmopolitan or the Appletini. Unlike those other drinks, guys can drink a Lemon Drop cocktail without too much stigma attached. After all, who doesn’t like vodka lemonade?