Piranha Club Initiation

This is a great example of a very STUPID drink! The only way a drink like this will impress your friends is if they’re looking for the cocktail equivalent of a bottle of knockout drops. That said this IS a surprisingly well balanced cup of citrusy rum.

A visual spectacle (as any layered drink is) the Piranha Club Initiation (or just The Initiation) certainly seems like a “dare” awaits you for your first sip. With the aroma at the front of your choice dark rum, you can only imagine the layers of flavor to come. Deciding to go with a Black Seal over my usual Kraken, you start with a strong and rich rum flavor and move to a smooth citrus blend with a sweet finish inviting you back for more (which isn’t a good idea at all). Overall it’s actually a fairly well balanced drink if not a little strong on the edges (and in the middle too for that matter).

The Initiation is actually worth a try for it’s great blend of rum and juice…provided you don’t drink more than one of them in a night.

Alcohol Taste Rating: 8/10
Overall Rating: 8/10

Piranha Club Initiation

1 1/2 oz 151 Rum
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
3/4 oz Blue Curacao

1 1/2 oz Sweet/Sour Mix
Fill with Orange Juice
3/4 oz Dark Rum

Straight build in an iced tumbler. Float the dark rum on top.

“You’re in!”

Mediterranean Freeze

Today’s blending cocktail is probably my favorite thus far for the week. The Mediterranean Freeze is an interesting color, but is well complemented by the garnishes. The opening aroma is very orange-y making for a very inviting drink. It starts off with the taste of a basic screwdriver (vodka and OJ), then moves to a sour citrus, then finishes with a subtle melon that keeps you going back for more. I wouldn’t say that the peach schnapps is lost in this drink, but it does lend itself to the overall sweetness in the first few sips. This is really solid blending cocktail and worth making again, perhaps in a larger quantity for a party.

Alcohol Taste Rating: 2-3/10
Overall Rating 9/10

Mediterranean Freeze

1 oz Vodka
3/4 oz Midori
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
2 oz Sweet/Sour
3 oz Orange Juice
Orange Slice and Cherry

Blend liquid ingredients with ice, pour into a pint glass. Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.

Med. Freeze

Chilly!

Alien Brain Hemorrhage

Today we’ve got a pretty (in)famous shooter. It has a nice citrus and peach taste but a VERY crazy texture on the way down as you get some weird separation between the grenadine and Irish cream.

Not sure what I mean, then check out this special bonus episode of the show: Halloween Episode

Alien Brain Hemorrhage

3/4 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Irish Cream
1/4 oz Blue Curacao
Dash Grenadine (Syrup)

Layer in a shot glass. Add a few drops of Grenadine for “Hemorrhaging Effect.”

Alc. Rating: 5/10
Overall Rating: 6/10

alien brain hemorrhage

“AHHHHHHHHHHH!”

Dream of Love

Need a sweet drink for your special someone this Valentine’s Day? Why not make her (or him) a Dream of Love. Sweet, not too dry, tropical, and smooth.

See how it’s made on the new episode of the show: http://youtu.be/sofbVGDHiNg

Dream of Love

1 oz Coconut Rum
1 oz Peach Schnapps
Splash of Blue Curacao
Splash of Lemon Juice
3 oz Pineapple Juice

Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass.

So good you'll think you're dreaming!

So good you’ll think you’re dreaming!

Cayman Cocktail

Well with most of the country in a deep freeze I find myself looking for something a little more tropical. Here’s a drink that will warm you up inside (although most drinks will), to stave off the chill that lingers just out the front door.

Cayman Cocktail

1 1/2 oz Vodka
1 1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz Orange Juice
1/2 oz Pineapple Juice
1/2 oz Grenadine

Shake all with ice and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Splash with Sprite or 7UP.

The Cayman

Topical and Tropical

Debutante

What another drink this week!? Yep here comes another recipe so good I couldn’t let it wait until next week. Taste wise the drink reminds me of a “Jade” (recipe on the menu page). You don’t really taste the peach here, but you get a nice sweet/sour taste with a little mint afterward. This is a great use of Tequila, and I’m really happy that it’s the first Tequila drink here at MoM.

Debutante

1/2 oz Tequila
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz White Creme de Menthe (Peppermint Schnapps used)
1 1/2 oz Sweet ‘n’ Sour

Shake and Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Optional Garnish with a Lemon Twist

debuante tequila cocktail

~ Tequila? I barely now ‘a

’57 T-Bird with Arizona Plates

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~ A trip through the dusty desert.

I’m not even going to talk about how good this drink is. Make it for yourself and don’t ask questions.

’57 T-Bird with Arizona Plates

1/2 oz. Vodka
1/2 oz. Amaretto
1/2 oz. Midori
1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
1/2 oz. Triple Sec
1/2 oz. Grenadine
1 oz. Orange Juice
1 oz. Cranberry Juice

Straight build in a rocks/bucket glass.