Friday, August 31, 2007

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere-The Spoils of War

Newsweek published an article about the effects that war has on the zeitgeist, or more specifically the making and naming of drinks that evoke a certain conflict, or that at times can be used to mock the enemy. I had never really thought about it why, for instance the kamikaze shot is named kamikaze, but it makes sense. Or "getting bombed" or sake bomb or whatever. I know in my normal converstion I use the term "get blitzed" to mean get wasted inspired by the wreckage and quick force and power that the blitzkrieg was all about. Anyway I picked out the recipes from the article and compiled them here for easier consumption.

Osama bin Laden
1 oz Absinthe (or Pernod liquor)
1 dash(es) Tabasco Sauce
take as a shot.

Guantanamo Bay Breeze
a shake-up of 1 part citrus vodka,
tablespoon pureed pineapple and
2 part cranberry Juice

Jihad Cocktail
2 oz. Finlandia vodka,
3 oz. of lemon-lime soda, and
2 oz. of orange juice

Shock and Awe
a 100-proof shot of whiskey
dropped in a glass of Red Bull
taken as a shot

Afghanistany Whore
4 oz rum
1 can root beer
4 oz vodka

Dirty Bomb
2 oz absinthe (or vanilla liquor and jager)
1 can red bull
drop absinthe (or vanilla liquer/jager) into red bull
take as a shot

French 75
1 1/2 oz gin
2 tsp superfine sugar
1 1/2 oz lemon juice
4 oz chilled Champagne
1 slice orange
1 maraschino cherry

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, sugar, and lemon juice. Shake well. Pour into a collins glass. Top with the champagne. Stir well and garnish with the orange slice and the cherry

Kamikaze shot
1 - 3 oz vodka
1 oz triple sec
1 oz lime juice

1/2 oz Aftershock® Hot & Cool cinnamon schnapps
1/2 oz cinnamon schnapps
1 splash 151 proof rum

Pour into a shot glass in order; aftershock, schnapps, rum. Ignite the rum, allow to burn for a few seconds, extinguish, and serve.

Bombs away, bitches.

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