Sultry sips and panty dropper cocktails might not have been found in burlesque bars and speakeasy lounges of yesteryear, but they are a staple of many popular bars and pubs today. Sex sells in the form of fashion, racy sports cars and where liquor finds its way in a glass by flavor combination and cocktail name. These are the little sips of courage, playful just for fun cocktails and last call for alcohol drinks that bring sly grins to women’s lips, a wiggle to their hips and hopeful lust to men’s imaginative musings.
Ready yourself for fun. Enjoy a few cocktails with sexy names for the sheer fun of it this weekend.
Panty Dropper Cocktails
I have heard of bars offering Ladies Night specials to wear pink panties and get a Pink Panty shot for free. These kind of cocktail specials make me giggle. I’m not sure showing undies is worth a free drink, but to each her own.
There are two Silk Panty cocktails that are similar with just enough variation to make a difference in taste. One recipe contains more peach, with less cranberry juice rendering a slightly lusher cocktail. It is also useful as shot or cocktail. The second recipe is an even 1:1:1 ratio which will give this drink a bit more cranberry sharpness. Both will still have similarities in flavor. You decide which you like best.
Pink Silk Panties
3/4 ounce Vodka
1-1/4 ounce Peach Schnapps
1/2 ounce Cranberry Juice
Place all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass or divide evenly between two shot glasses.
1 ounce Vodka
1 ounce Peach Schnapps
1 ounce Cranberry Juice
Place all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
Dress to Impress
1 ounces Apricot Brandy
1/2 ounce Amaretto Liqueur
2 ounces Pineapple Juice
1/2 ounce Grenadine
2 ounces Sprite
Maraschino Cherry Garnish
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add brandy, amaretto and pineapple juice. Top with Sprite. Stir gently to blend but careful so you don’t flatten the carbonated bubbles. Float grenadine on top. Garnish with maraschino cherry.
The Big Tipper
Tip: Every bar visit requires dollar bills. Don’t forget to tip your bartender generously! A few fives, tens or a twenty or two couldn’t hurt.
1 ounce Rum
1 ounce Melon Liqueur
1/4 ounce Lime Juice – or less to taste
Place all liquids in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a chilled pony glass or shooter. The Dollar Bill shot could also be served in a rocks glass over fresh ice for slower sipping if preferred.
Inspiration for this collection of cocktails and shots came from the 1958 musical composition by David Rose. The tune; “The Stripper,” is a short one minute, fifty-five second musical piece that took four years to hit the number one spot in the U.S. pop hit chart. It was found in an obscure 1950’s television program titled Burlesque. Whether we find this specific tune sexy or not, it is forever ingrained in our minds as striptease music.