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Mini Daiquiri Shot

The Mini Daiquiri shot is a variation one of summer’s most loved cocktails, the classic Daiquiri.

The Mini Daiquiri shot is a variation one of summer’s most loved cocktails, the classic Daiquiri.

When someone says shots the usual suspects come to mind; Jager Bombs, Jello Shots, Mudslides, Buttery Nipples and all the popular shots often circulating bars and nightclubs. But there is an alternative service that shots play in home entertaining. Bite sized portions of finger food are samples of full size meals. So, tiny shots could be considered sip sized portions of full size cocktails when placed in the right setting.

Think about organizing a tasting party with bite sized portions of tasty finger foods for friends to nosh on. Include a variety of sip size portions of your favorite cocktails for guests to sample as well. These mini cocktails could be considered shots, but when crafted in the likeness of specialty cocktails they become much more.

Try the Mini Daiquiri for starters. It is a variation one of summer’s most loved cocktails, the classic Daiquiri. The difference is this mini shot uses homemade lemon sour. It can be served with or without a delicious taste changing sugar and citrus rim. Another mini shot ideal for tasting parties includes the French Flirt inspired by the French 75 classic cocktail. The Vampire Killer shot and Blood Shot are both perfect for brunch style tastings since they are closely related to the Bloody Mary. Another fun theme idea for a tasting party would include mini bite sized desserts and dessert shots.

Mini Daiquiri Shot Recipe

The Mini Daiquiri shot is a variation one of summer’s most loved cocktails, the classic Daiquiri.

Mini Daiquiri Shot

Mini Daiquiri – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1/2 ounce Silver Rum

1/2 ounce Triple Sec

1/2 ounce Lemon Sour*

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

Sugar & Lime Wedge – optional

Rim a shot glass with lime. Dip into sugar. Set aside. Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into prepared shot glass.

Lemon Sour Recipe

Lemon Sour – recipe by Cheri Loughlin

2 cups Fresh Lemon Juice

1/2 cup Sugar

1/4 cup Water

1 ounce Vodka – optional

Place sugar and water in saucepan. Bring to simmer, stirring continuously. Add lemon juice. Remove from heat. Allow to cool. Add vodka as preservative if desired. Store in refrigerator in sealed container.

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Key Lime Pie Cocktail

The Key Lime Pie cocktail is great for Girls Night Out and welcoming guests to spring and summer parties.

The Key Lime Pie cocktail is great for Girls Night Out and welcoming guests to spring and summer parties.

Key Limes are smaller, thinner skinned, tarter and more aromatic than the limes most commonly found in the produce department. Their shelf life is much shorter as well. So use them and use them quick! Make a famous Key Lime Pie or use them in your next cocktail.

Try them in a Bloody Mary for a vibrant little kick. I learned that trick from my brother! But today we’re using them in a Key Lime Pie cocktail. This will add a little spring to your step. Maybe it will even kick start spring! This dessert cocktail is fun for Girls Night Out gatherings and welcoming guests to spring and summer soirées.

Key Lime Pie Cocktail Recipe

The Key Lime Pie cocktail is great for Girls Night Out and welcoming guests to spring and summer parties.

Key Lime Pie Cocktail

Key Lime Pie – recipe by Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist

1 ounce Silver Rum

1-1/4 ounce Key Lime Cream Liqueur

1/4 ounce Vanilla Liqueur

1/4 ounce Lime Juice

1 ounce Half & Half

Lime Twist Garnish

Combine liquids in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake to blend and chill thoroughly. Strain into chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lime twist.

Key Lime Pie Shots

Friends love friends who share dessert! This Key Lime Pie is also terrific for sharing. Simply mix the ingredients as directed for the cocktail and strain the mixture into three shot glasses. Sharing is caring.

Another alternative Key Lime Pie cocktail recipe uses vanilla vodka and Licor 43 as the primary base alcohol and liqueur. Try both recipes and decide which one you think best reflects the flavor of Key Lime Pie dessert.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Fun and Sexy Cocktails

Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by "The Stripper" tune by David Rose

Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by “The Stripper” tune by David Rose

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.

Pink Silk Panties from the Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by "The Stripper" tune by David Rose

Pink Silk Panties pink cocktail can be sipped as a cocktail or divided into two shots.

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.

Silk Panty

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

Bustier from the Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by "The Stripper" tune by David Rose

Bustier

Bustier

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 Your Bartender!

Tip Your Bartender

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.

Dollar Bill Shot from the Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by "The Stripper" tune by David Rose

Dollar Bill Shot

Dollar Bill

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.

Cocktail Inspiration

Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by "The Stripper" tune by David Rose

Fun and sexy cocktail collection inspired by “The Stripper” tune by David Rose

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.

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Throwback Thursday: Fish Club Punch

The Fish Club Punch classic cocktail punch recipe was popular in the 1890's and is similar to ingredients in the Fish House Punch recipe. {photo credit Cheri Loughlin}

The Fish Club Punch classic cocktail punch recipe was popular in the 1890′s and is similar to ingredients in the Fish House Punch recipe. {photo credit Cheri Loughlin}

The Fish Club Punch recipe appears in the Here’s How Mixed Drinks book compiled and edited by W. C. Whitfield, published by Three Mountaineers, Inc, copyright 1941. The book is unique with its wood cover. But the sometimes meticulously drawn and other times doodle like illustrations make this book fascinating to thumb through. It is a real treat.

The Fish Club Punch recipe is very close to the popular Fish House Punch. However Fish House Punch leans more toward the rum base than cognac or brandy base. They carry many of the same ingredients in varying degrees.

The notation on this recipe compiled with Party Mixes says it was popular in the Gay Nineties. Gay Nineties is a wistful term referring to the 1890’s. This decade is also referred to as the Naughty Nineties by some. There is even a movie reference of the same Naughty Nineties name. This reference assures us the Fish Club Punch is a classic cocktail recipe for sure.

Here’s How Mixed Drinks book compiled and edited by W. C. Whitfield, published by Three Mountaineers, Inc, copyright 1941

Here’s How Mixed Drinks book compiled and edited by W. C. Whitfield, published by Three Mountaineers, Inc, copyright 1941

Fish Club Punch Recipe

This is the Fish Club Punch recipe as written in the Here’s How book. I amended the directions rather than copy those verbatim.

Fish Club Punch

1/3 pint Lemon Juice

3/4 pound Sugar (dissolved in water)

1/2 pint Cognac

1/4 pint Peach Brandy

1/4 pint Jamaica Rum

2-1/2 pints Cold Water

Pour all ingredients in a punch bowl. Stir to mix well. Add cracked ice.

Fish Club Punch Recipe Converted Measurements

Most of the recipes in this book call for powdered sugar. Scanning through I don’t recall seeing any that called for granulated sugar. However, this recipe did not specify powdered sugar as so many others did specifically mention powdered sugar or a sugar cube. The back of the book mentions the fact that sugar does not melt in alcohol, so it is advised to either melt the sugar in water first or use sugar syrup in the place of sugar. Make things easy. Place the sugar in the water while you gather the rest of your ingredients or use simple syrup and add it to taste.

Fish Club Punch – converted measurements

8 ounces Cognac

4 ounces Peach Brandy

4 ounces Jamaica Rum

5-1/3 ounces Lemon Juice

1-1/2 cup Granulated Sugar (dissolved in water)

40 ounces Cold Water

Large Ice Block or Ice Ring

Place sugar in half the amount of water. Stir to dissolve. Set aside. Add cognac, peach brandy, rum and lemon juice to a punch bowl. Stir. Add the water with dissolved sugar in it. Stir. Taste. Add remaining water a little at a time until punch is diluted to your preference. Remember, the ice block will melt adding dilution to the punch. Serve in punch cups (approximately 4 to 6 ounce servings) without ice since the punch bowl is already chilled.

Ideally, I would mix the ingredients and place the mixture in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight before pouring into a punch bowl with the block of ice. This insures the mixture is already at chilling point with less ice melt to start with.

Fish Club Punch Single Serve Recipe

The Fish Club Punch classic cocktail punch recipe was popular in the 1890's and is similar to ingredients in the Fish House Punch recipe. {photo credit Cheri Loughlin}

Fish Club Punch Classic Cocktails Punch Recipe

I love the delicious peach flavor that shines through with the dark richness of the cognac and rum. The playful citrusy sweet notes balance the drink perfectly. This is a great recipe to serve as a punch or sip as a single serve drink.

Fish Club Punch – single serve

3/4 ounce Cognac

1/2 ounce Peach Brandy

1/2 ounce Jamaica Rum

1/2 ounce Fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 ounce Simple Syrup

1-1/2 ounce Water

Orange or Lemon Twist

Place liquid ingredients in mixing glass without ice. Stir to allow all ingredients (especially the simple syrup) to combine. Pour into a rocks glass over a few cubes of ice or a single large cube of ice. Garnish with an orange or lemon twist.

The original recipe does not call for garnish. I thought the recipe benefited by the addition of a fresh orange twist, but it is not imperative to the cocktail. You decide. Use just enough ice to keep this drink cool, but not so much that it waters the drink down. This is a great drink to keep in mind for a single large ice cube to keep ice melt to a minimum.

I used E&J Gallo Brandy instead of cognac and Pusser’s Rum in place of Jamaica rum in this recipe. Use what you have on hand to replicate any recipe you would like to try.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com

Love Potion #10

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Will your Valentine’s Day be filled with diamonds, pearls, roses, candlelit whirlpool tubs, a couple’s massage, Caribbean getaway, chocolate truffles, stylish perfume or frilly lingerie? Or were you thinking more along the lines of all the unmentionables far too racy to spell out here. Pause for a moment, close your eyes and envision exactly what you want for Valentine’s Day. Chances are you won’t find everything you are searching for here, but we can certainly toast to all your fantasies coming true.

Everyone wants to score a perfect 10 on Valentine’s Day. The Intoxicologist can’t dole out the perfect Valentine gift, but I can suggest a tasty top 10 cocktail for your Valentine’s Day lover’s rendezvous.

Love Potion #10 Drink Recipe

Serve the Love Potion #10 top 10 cocktail this Valentine’s Day and score a perfect 10 with your date.

Love Potion #10

Love Potion #10

2 ounces 10 Cane Rum

1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice

1/2 ounce Fresh Squeezed Lime Juice

1/2 ounce Pineapple Juice

1/4 ounce Maraschino Cherry Liqueur

Lemon Slice

Place liquids in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake to blend and chill. Strain into a rocks glass over fresh ice. Garnish with lemon slice.

Just for fun…

Jack Sparrow loved women almost as much as he loved rum.  Possibly if he’d used the Love Potion #10 cocktail recipe he would have had better success.

Love Potion No. 9 by the Coasters, video from Pirates of the Caribbean, posted by BeachParrot08

Recipe provided by representatives of 10 Cane Rum (reprinted from 2009). Photography and commentary is my own.

All content ©2014 Cheri Loughlin, The Intoxicologist. All Rights Reserved. Chat with Cheri @Intoxicologist on Twitter and facebook.com/Intoxicologist or str8upcocktails@gmail.com