Friday, September 28, 2007

It's 5 O'Clock Somewhere- Rainbow Bright Edition

An hour and a half ago I forgot that I do these things and so I had no idea what should be my inspiration for a drink of the week. But then I checked my e-mail and apparently I'm still on some Duke listservs one of them sent out to remind everyone that this weekend is N.C. Pride weekend , which is kind of a big deal for many reasons not least of which it culminates with a parade and gathering on East Campus. So I took that as my motivation and stealing a LGBT symbol I decided to focus and find "rainbow" themed drinks. Enjoy (and you don't have to be gay to enjoy them either- alcohol is alcohol y'know)

Rainbow Cocktail

1/2 part Vodka
1/2 part Aftershock® (blue)
1/2 part Aftershock® (red)
1/2 part Banana liqueur
1/2 part Blue curaçao
1/2 part Crème de menthe (green)
top up Soda water
1/2 Lemonade
Lemon slice
2 tablespoons Sour mix
Ice (crushed)
Blue cocktail cherry
Lime slice

packed crushed ice, add all ingredients, add lemonade, add soda, add sours

Over the Rainbow
2 oz rum (spiced)
1 oz orange curacao liqueur
2 scoops rainbow sherbert
4 slices peeled peaches
2 strawberries

Combine all ingredients with one cup of crushed ice in a blender. Blend until smooth, and pour into a parfait glass. Garnish with a strawberry and a slice of peach, and serve.

Rainbow Brew
1 oz Malibu® coconut rum
1 oz triple sec
1 oz pineapple juice
1 oz orange juice
1 1/2 oz vodka
4 oz cranberry juice
2 splashes peach schnapps

Pour slowly into a hurricane glass, in order.

Rainbow Brite
1 oz gin
2 oz tonic water
1 scoop sherbet

Mix the gin and tonic, then add the sherbert. It should foam up in a rainbow like a root beer float.

Rainbow Orgy
1/2 oz Midori® melon liqueur
1/2 oz strawberry liqueur
1/2 oz banana liqueur
4 1/2 oz orange juice

Pour the Midori melon liqueur, strawberry liqueur and banana liqueur into a cocktail shaker one-third filled with ice cubes. Shake well, and pour entire contents into a highball glass. Top with orange juice, and serve.

Rainbow Road
1/2 oz vodka
1/2 oz lemon liqueur
5 oz lemon-lime mix
1 splash Blue Curacao liqueur
1 splash melon liqueur
1 splash grenadine syrup

Shake the first three ingredients and pour into a lowball glass filled with cracked ice. On the left side add the splash of grenadine, in middle the splash of blue curacao and on the right side add the melon liqueur. Garnish with a cherry and a slice of lime.

Rainbow Punch
3 Shots Orange Juice
3 Shots Pineapple Juice
1 Large Dash De Kuyper Grenadine
1 Large Dash Soda
0.5 Shot Lime Juice
0.5 Shot Sugar Syrup

Shake all the ingredients except the soda water together and strain into a sling glass half filled with ice cubes. Top up with soda water.

Rainbow Yellow
1 oz. Chopin Vodka
1/2 oz. Navan Vanilla Liqueur (from Grand Marnier)
1 oz. pineapple juice
1/4 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice
1/4 oz. simple syrup
Shake over ice and strain into a chilled glas

and as a bonus:
Here’s a tribute to the Original Eight Colored Rainbow Flag

This is the meaning of the colors as they were included in the flag:
hot pink - sexuality
red - life
orange - healing
yellow - sunlight
green - nature
turquoise - magic
blue - serenity
violet – spirit

Live Out Loud, y’all

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