Slog - The Stranger's Blog

Line Out

The Music Blog

« Discoursing Football | The Stranger Suggests... »

Monday, July 3, 2006

Shot of Old Glory: a Recipe for Your Fourth

Posted by on July 3 at 17:13 PM

I made this up for you just now (but haven’t tested it).

1/2 oz POM pomegranate juice
1/2 oz Hpnotiq (a blue vodka-and-tropical-juice liqueur)
1/2 oz Cruzan (a rum cream liqueur, or use plain old cream in a pinch)
Pour, in that order, into a shot or liqueur glass.

The liquor stores are closed tomorrow, so plan ahead.

I went home and made this, and it was a disaster: The POM juice and the Hpnotiq mixed into a dull purple-gray, and the cream rum curdled when it touched the fruit juice, and then sank. The red element needs to be more syrupy and viscous. I don’t know what to do for white. The Hpnotiq is delicious on its own… pop it in the freezer and drink blue slushees beneath the fireworks tomorrow, stash the cream rum in the fridge for some other day’s after-dinner-party coffee drinks, and chug the POM as a hangover aid on the fifth.

Who’s got a functional red-white-and-blue-layered cocktail or shot recipe?

CommentsRSS icon

A friend of mine suggested a cocktail from the Maker's Mark email list:

Byzantine Cocktail

1 1/2 parts Maker's Mark bourbon
1/2 parts lillet blanc
1/2 parts cointreu
1/4 parts lemon juice
Dash of simple syrup
Dash of orange bitters
Dash of angostura bitters

It's even from someone claiming to be from Seattle. I tried one tonight and it's not bad. The flavors balance and highlight each other nicely. I'd probably leave the simple syrup out next time as it doesn't seem to add to the balance at all - for me.

But is it STRIPED?

Pretty drink but shooting grenadine is disgusting!

for the lazy who've already been drinking all day [and consequently aren't too concerned about taste - only looks]:

pour a shot of curacao
top with whipped cream [from the can] and a cherry.

Comments Closed

In order to combat spam, we are no longer accepting comments on this post (or any post more than 45 days old).