Monday, February 14, 2011

Scooby Snack

How To Make A Scooby Snack

1/2 oz Midori Melon Liqueur
1/2 oz Malibu Rum
1/2 oz Milk
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
Put Midori Melon Liqueur, Malibu Rum, and Pineapple Juice.  Put in shaker with ice and shake.  Pour milk into glass and add mixture from shaker.  Enjoy!

Do You Have A Different Variation Of The Scooby Snack??? Post Us Your Own Recipe Below!

Alabama Slammer

History Of The Alabama Slammer
The Alabama Slammer is not a jail in the south, it is an alcoholic drink invented at the University of Alabama in 1975. Their is not much history on the Alabama Slammer, so if you have any details, post them below the how to video.  Read on to learn how to make a non-alcoholic Alabama Slammer.

How To Make An Alabama Slammer

1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1/2 oz Southern Comfort® peach liqueur
1/2 oz sloe gin (optional)
1 splash orange juice
1 splash of grenadine

Pour above ingredients into a stainless steel shaker over ice and shake until completely cold. Strain into an old-fashioned glass and serve.

Long Island Iced Tea

The History Of Long Island Iced Tea
"Long Island Iced Tea isn't from New York at all. It first surfaced in the 1920's in a community called Long Island in Kingsport Tennessee.

The inventor of it was Old Man Bishop. He passed the recipe on to his son Ransom - who perfected the drink in the 1940's. This is a fact. The Teetotaler info is true - and the Click Bros. took the cocktail mainstream.

There was another drink from Long Island called Tap Water that has a different name these days, due to patrons not wanting to be poured water from the sink when they ordered it."

About Ransom Bishop
Ransom Bishop lived at 1612 Island Drive just beside the Sluice. He was a businessman who didn’t have to work because he collected a substantial income each month from various sources. His still was all the way across Chigger field and positioned on the Sluice. Actually, the still was across the Sluice and Long Island on Mr. Rodefer’s property. Don’t worry – the Bishops had to pay a toll and neither Clay Rodefer nor his own father ever went without. No one would have suspected a burned-out mercantile man like Ransom to be making home brew. But, truth be told, he was the cream of the crop on Long Island. And he was a perfectionist when it came to the taste of his liquor.

His still produced a hundred gallons at a time and Bishop sold his product for a wholesale price of around seventy-five cents a half gallon to the Click Brothers. Ransom would run several trout lines out into the Sluice with the containers hooked to the line as well as some fish to keep it legit. Whenever he wanted a quart or twenty he’d bring in whatever was desired and some fish as well for dinner. The street value of a half gallon was more than double that and the Click Brothers couldn’t keep it stocked at Club 81 – their rough and tumble underground dive by the bridge on Hwy 81. Club 81 was on private property and signs were everywhere stating “trespassers will be shot on sight.” This kept the law away and it discouraged outsiders from Highland, Blair’s Gap, and other seedy areas from thinking they could come in unannounced or uninvited.

First and foremost Ransom Bishop was a salesman. It was said among those who had acquaintance with him that he was smooth enough to ball up any religion and sell it back to the church. My Papaw owed him money from a gambling debt and paid him every time the Eastman gave out bonuses. But Ransom had taken advantage of Judd Moore not knowing how to count when he cashed my Papaw’s paychecks at week’s end. He’d pay a carefree Judd with one dollar bills so it would look as if he was giving a lot back. Once Opal had taught Judd how to count, though, he knew he’d been swindled out of a small fortune. The salesman Ransom could not sell any excuse to Judd Moore and the tension between the two thereafter was evident, though it never came to blows between them.

Now Ransom Bishop, it is said many times over, was clever, the sharpest knife in the drawer. And I know writing this might send some rich businessman into a fit but it is the honest truth as I know it to be, and I will share it anyway. Ransom’s father was also a pretty smart feller and also a bootlegger and it is believed his father invented a certain drink, passed the recipe on to his son, and Ransom perfected the cocktail – which now has several variations. Long Island, New York would love to take credit for this one and still does to this day – since 1970 as a matter of fact. But as we all know - common people often times aren’t recognized for their ingenuity. Invented during Prohibition by Old Man Bishop and perfected by Ransom in the 1940’s:

Recipe For Long Island Iced Tea

One fresh Lemon half
One fresh Lime half

Squeeze both into a pint glass

½ oz. Rum
1 oz. Vodka
1 oz. Whiskey
½ oz. Gin
½ oz. Tequila
½ oz. Maple Syrup

Mix Thoroughly Then pour in 4 to 5 oz. Soda Water (Coca-Cola, Pepsi, or RC Cola) without stirring.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

White Russian

History Of The White Russian  And How It Became Such A Popular Cocktail

The White Russian was one of the first popular Vodka drinks concocted in the 1930s, when vodka was just beginning its invasion of the West. Its progenitor was a drink called a Russian, made with Vodka, gin, and crème de cacao. Cream added to the mix made it a Barbara, a name later toughed up to Russian Bear. When the "Bear" was dropped, we were left with two types of "Russians." So one was named a Black Russian, made without the cream. That one's not so good. The other, of course, is the White Russian. We love her.

Why The White Russian Cocktail Is So Popular
The reason the White Russian is such a great little number is because it's a great drink for people who don't drink a lot and a great drink for people who drink too much. Despite its taste and appearance, the White Russian packs a wallop. There's a lot of alcohol in there, but no bad taste whatsoever. So if you don't drink regularly, you can still get loaded without all the hassle and facial contortions you'd get from, say, a Manhattan. If you drink too much, a White Russian is a fine tasting change of pace, full of that precious alcohol you're so dependent on, but with a rich creamy taste. It's like a drunk trip back to a more innocent time, where you sat outside and drank milkshakes and rode your bike. But whether you're just dabbling with spirits or are a hardcore drinker, two or three White Russian is probably the limit before you start to feel sick.

1.  Fill glass with ice.
2.  Pour in vodka, coffee liqueur (such as Kahlúa)
3.  Fill the rest of the way with 2% milk.
4.  Stir and serve

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paradise Cocktail

The Paradise Cocktail (Martini)

The Paradise cocktail is one of the not so known classic cocktails that has long been a favorite of many of us. Where the Martini is dry, the Paradise cocktail is sweet and fruity, a really nice accompany to summer evening dinners. If you can use fresh squeezed orange juice to compliment the gin in the drink. And, for the gin a London dry like cheap Bombay Sapphire Distilled London Dry Gin is perfect. This is the neat version of the drink, but a Paradise shooter is also pretty popular.

Who Invented The Paradise Cocktail

The Paradise Cocktail was invented by Harry Craddock and it is a pure classic. This cocktail has absolutely classic composition – gin as main alcohol, apricot brandy (actually is not a brandy, it is sweet fruit liqueur) as sweetener and freshly squeezed orange juice as compliment. 

Instructions On How To Make A  Paradise Cocktail

Things You Are Going To Need:

    * Gin
    * Apricot brandy
    * Orange juice
    * Cocktail shaker and strainer
    * Cocktail glass (chilled)
    * Ice cubes

   1. Add ice to your cocktail shaker, along with the following:
   2. 1 1/2 ounces gin (1 oz for Martini)
   3. 1/4 ounce apricot brandy (1 oz for Martini)
   4. 1 1/4 ounces orange juice (Different For Martini)
   5. Shake for a 10 count, and then strain the drink into a chilled  glass ( NO ice in the cocktail glass!).
   6. Enjoy.

Monday, February 7, 2011


What is the Caipirinha drink:

Brazil's delicious national cocktail

History of  the Caipirinha drink and how it became a cocktail:

If you can't find cachaça where you live, use a good vodka. The drink will then be called caipiroska. No vodka? Use white rum and you will have a caipiríssima.

According to Wikipedia:
The word "caipirinha" is the diminutive version of the word "caipira", which refers to someone from the countryside, being an almost exact equivalent of the American English hillbilly. The word may be used as either a masculine or a feminine noun, but when referring to this drink it is only feminine (usage of diminutives is common in Brazil). However, a Brazilian hardly ever thinks of a "country person" when ordering a "Caipirinha". In the mind of a Brazilian, the word "Caipirinha" is mostly associated with the drink itself.

Recipe And Instructions: 

Ingredients [ oz | cl ]
2 oz Cachaça
2 tbsps Brown Sugar
Lime Wedge

Method: Prepare in shaker
  1. Wash the lime and roll it on the board to loosen the juices.
  2. Cut the lime in 6-8 wedges.
  3. Muddle in a mixing glass with brown sugar.
  4. Pour the Cachaça in the mixing glass.
  5. Add 4-6 ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  6. Pour the whole into an old-fashionned glass (along with the ice).
  7. Serve with a straw.


What is the Zombie drink:

The zombie is popular among young crowds. It's delicious and packs a very strong alcoholic content. This drink is dangerous, after 2 of them you'll likely walk like a zombie.

History Of The Zombie Drink And How It Became A Cocktail:

The Zombie first appeared in the late 1930s, invented by Donn Beach of Hollywood's Don the Beachcomber restaurant. It was popularized soon afterwards at the 1939 New York World's Fair.

Beach concocted it one afternoon for a friend who had dropped by his restaurant before flying to San Francisco. The friend left after having consumed three of them. He returned several days later to complain that he had been turned into a zombie for his entire trip.

Recipe And Instructions To Make A Zombie Drink:

Ingredients [ oz | cl ]
2 dashes Bacardi 151
1 oz Dark Rum
1 oz Golden Rum
1 oz White Rum
1 oz Apricot Brandy
1 oz Orange Juice
1 oz Pineapple Juice
0.25 oz Lime Juice
1 dash Grenadine
Method: Prepare in shaker
Glass: Hurricane

Shake all ingredients - except Bacardi 151 - into a shaker half filled with ice.
Pour into a tall glass.
Float a splash of Bacardi 151 on top.