A Round For All My Friends

I’m feeling pretty magnanimous and charitable today (I know; this too shall pass!). So I’m buying virtual drinks for all my virtual friends….

To Da Goddess, a pretty but potent Mai Tai:

Mai Tai
2 ounces dark rum
? ounce curacao
? once lime juice
Splash of orgeat
Splash of grenadine

In a shaker, combine the rum, curacao and lime juice. Splash on the orgeat (a syrup of orange and almond flavors) and finally a splash of grenadine (for color). Strain into a tall, frosted glass filled with ice.

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For Jodi over at Because I Say So!, what else but an original (just like Jodi) Manhattan:

Original Manhattan
1 1/2 – 2 oz. blended whiskey
1/4 – 1/2 oz. sweet vermouth
dash Angostura bitters

Stir with ice in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Garnish with a cherry.

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To Acidman, you’ll just have to forego your usual White Zin and have a Monkey Gland, for its restorative properties. In days of old, absinthe was used, but in these tamer times, anise is substituted. Throw your contraption away. Here’s all you need!

Monkey Gland
1 ounce gin
1 ounce orange juice
dash of anise
dash of grenadine

Combine in a shaker and serve in a chilled glass.

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For Quinn, the powerful Zombie. Conservative establishments usually had a rule in place: One to a customer. They’re just that powerful. So if you want to be carried out, toes dragging….

Zombie
1 ? once dark rum
? ounce Jamaican rum
? ounce light rum
? pineapple juice
? ounce papaya juice
1 ounce lime juice
a float of 151-proof rum
dash of powdered sugar
cherry garnish

Combine the dark, light and Jamaican rums with the fruit juices in a shaker. Strain into a glass. Float some 151-proof rum on top, over the back of a spoon. Sprinkle a dash of powdered sugar on top and add a cherry garnish

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To SugarMama, here’s something to cure your sweet tooth, fresh from the sugar plantations of Jamaica … a nice tall glass of Planter’s Punch:

Planter’s Punch
1 ? ounces white rum
? ounce lemon juice
dash of orange juice

Combine ingredients in shaker with cracked ice. Strain into a frosted wine glass.

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For Clarablog, the sedate, yet elegant Rusty Nail:

The Rusty Nail
? ounce blended scotch
? ounce Drambuie

Combine ingredients stirred with cracked ice. Serve in a pre-chilled tumbler, over rocks.

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And for my fellow Texan, The Fat Guy, how about a nice cold Westside Fat Mama? If you are from San Antonio, like I am, then you’d immediately know I’m talking about a quart bottle of this:

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As for myself, I’ll just have my usual:

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