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Interesting and potent cocktails

By Rasma RaistersPublished 27 days ago 3 min read

My choice of title refers to a popular idiom which means to tell someone what alcoholic beverage you would like to drink. I had written about the most popular hard liquors used to make cocktaisl like vodka, gin, tequila, whiskey, and rum, I thought I was done but then I stumbled over some most unusually named cocktails and thought I would share these with you.

A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea is a cocktail with an unbelievable 11-word name. You can interpret it any way you would like but as for me and my writer’s imagination, it must mean that as I drink my troubles away things in my brain get foggier and foggier. So let’s see what we’re drinking. This cocktail is a mix of Rhum J.M. Agricole Blanc, Cruzan Black Strap Rum, Old Port DeLuze Matured Rum, pineapple juice, lime juice, Demerara syrup, and La Colombe Pure Black Cold Press Coffee. Cheers!

Aphrodite Kiss is a sweet cocktail made with passion fruit, pineapple, maraschino, Galliano, Absolut Elyx vodka, lemon juice, and Aphrodite bitters.

Bend Over Shirley sounds like what you might drink in a gym. It is actually a grown-up version of the Shirley Temple. The cocktail contains raspberry vodka with cubed ice then add Sprite and grenadine.

Brazilian Breakfast might just liven you up after a long night out, This is a tropical cocktail prepared with fresh pineapple juice, Homemade Bacardi Gold buttered rum, Pimento dram, freshly squeezed lime juice, orgeat syrup, and a dash of orange water.

Burnt Fuselage doesn’t exactly sound like a delicious cocktail but once you try it you’ll change your mind, The cocktail consists of VSOP cognac, Grand Marnier, and French white vermouth.

Chocolate Martini to me means how much I love both martinis and chocolates. The cocktail is made with Crème de Cacao, chocolate liqueur, vodka, and half and half.

Coconut Jalapeno Margarita is a cocktail that might have you doing the Mexican hat dance. The cocktail combines 5 slices of jalapeno peppers, freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila, coconut milk, Cointreau, and simple syrup.

Death in the Afternoon might sound a bit depressing, but when you find out that well-known author Ernest Hemingway created it you might want to try it. This cocktail consists of a jigger of absinthe mixed with champagne and poured into a champagne glass.

Income Tax might clear your head and make you forget any tax problems you have, The cocktail consists of gin, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, freshly squeezed orange juice, and Angostura bitters.

Monkey Gland Cocktail might not sound too great but then hey, be adventurous and try it, The cocktail is a blend of gin, orange juice, grenadine, and absinthe.

Peanut Butter and Jelly is no longer just your favorite snack it is now also a cocktail. The drink contains Flor de Cana 7-year rum, Lustau Palo Cortado Vides sherry, strawberry jam, peanut syrup, and egg white.

Red Moon Over Manhattan is a cocktail with a name that takes me back to my hometown NYC. This drink is a combination of red wine, bourbon, and simple syrup.

Red Velvet Shortcake cocktail when you would rather drink your dessert than eat it, It is a combination of Red Velvet ZING vodka and strawberries added to a shaker, then add lemon juice, shake and strain into a glass with ice, and top it all off with cream soda.

Tamarind Mezcal Mule is a cocktail with a kick. The drink is a mix of smoky flavored Mezcal and tamarind syrup and topped with spicy ginger beer.

The Bone is not quite bone dry. This cocktail is a mix of Wild Turkey rye or bourbon, freshly squeezed lime juice, simple syrup, and for a bit of a kick Tabasco sauce.


About the Creator

Rasma Raisters

My passions are writing and creating poetry. I write for several sites online and have four themed blogs on Wordpress. Please follow me on Twitter.

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