As the days get longer and warmer, we here at DFO are sharing our favorite cocktails to help put that extra kick into your gatherings. Friends and family will salute your mixology acumen and your parties will be talked about for years to come. Just print out each recipe and bind into a handsome cocktail guide, or use the DFO app which might be created someday but probably won’t be. Either way, as the legendary actor W.C. Fields used to say, “Hey, anyone know what time it is?”
Sometimes you just want to forget. Maybe you had a rough day at work, or maybe your attorney just had his office raided, or maybe your significant other found your collection of tiny cat skulls and has some questions. Everyone has a reason, and whatever your reason, a potent potable can help you get to Amnesiaville much faster than a long career in football. And when you get really blitzed – even to the point where you’d bully someone under your own roof – it’s best to don a disguise and get away from other people as quickly as possible. To that end, here is a recipe for just such a drink.
1 ounce vanilla vodka
1 ounce Bacardi 151 rum
1 ounce spiced rum
2 ounces tonic water
Splash Irish cream
Add vodka, rum, and tonic water to a shaker half-filled with pyramid-shaped ice cubes. Shake well for 30 seconds. Strain into a sugar-rimmed cocktail glass over crushed ice. Float Irish cream on top. Drink through a stainless steel straw even though it makes you look like a sissy. Repeat ad nauseam.
This drink is refreshing and very very white.