The Adios Motherfucker, abbreviated AMF, is new, and its principal feature is the blue color, a beautiful blue like the Caribbean Sea. The taste is less exciting than the color, as it is a careless combination made more to get high than to appreciate a fine cocktail. The idea behind it is to take four of the major spirits (gin, tequila, rum, and vodka), mix them, and eventually mask the taste of this cocktail with the citrus flavor of the blue curacao since the color of it. The AMF is similar to the invisible and the Long Island Iced Tea cocktail, its cousin. The drink is bold, boozy, and blue. Featuring five alcoholic components, it’s very similar to the Long Island Iced Tea. But where the LIIT calls for triple sec and cola, this cocktail needs a slug of blue curaçao and a topper of Sprite or 7UP. That curaçao swap adds vibrant color, while the soda switch gives the drink a lighter, more citrusy flavor. The recipe specifically calls for the sweet-and-sour mix. You can find bottled sweet-and-sour on store shelves, but it’s always a good practice to stay away from those, as they're full of sugar and additives.
A caipirinha is a traditional Brazilian cocktail that is made with a mix of muddled limes, sugar, crushed ice, and cachaca. Cachaca, pronounced cachaza, is a popular Brazilian sugar cane liquor, similar to rum and aguardiente. The drink is prepared by mixing the fruit and the sugar together, then adding the liquor. This can be made in a single large glass to be shared among people, or in a larger jar, from which it is served in individual glasses.
A Grasshopper is a sweet, mint-flavored, after-dinner drink. The name of the drink derives from its green color, which comes from crème de menthe. Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. The drink was allegedly created in 1919 in New Orleans, but it didn’t become a household name until the 1950s. The drink gained popularity during the 1950s and 1960s throughout the American South.
A Long Island iced tea or Long Island ice tea is a type of alcoholic mixed drink typically made with vodka, tequila, light rum, triple sec, gin, and a splash of cola, which gives the drink the same amber hue as iced tea. The Long Island Iced Tea was popularized in the 1970s and remains a beloved drink. There are two competing origin stories for the Long Island iced tea, one from Long Island, Tennessee and one from Long Island, New York.
The piña colada is a cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut or coconut milk, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with either a pineapple wedge, maraschino cherry, or both. There are two versions of the drink, both originating in Puerto Rico. The Piña Colada debuted in 1952, when it was first mixed by Ramon Marrero Perez, the head barman at the Caribe Hilton in Old San Juan.
The Illegal cocktail is a new addition to the list of IBA standardized cocktails. A boozy mix of Mezcal, Rum, Maraschino liqueur, and a few more ingredients. It's a unique mix of bold flavors that brings sunshine to your mind, even on rainy days. This cocktail celebrates summer, sunshine, and beaches. It’s boozy, smoky, tart, and refreshing.
The Naked and Famous is an impressive cocktail, consisting of equal parts mezcal, yellow Chartreuse, Aperol, and fresh lime juice to create the perfect harmony of smoky, citrus, bitter and sweet. This modern cocktail was created in 2011, but it’s a great cocktail that we know and love.
The Yellow Bird is a common tropical cocktails that uses both light rum and dark rum in combination with lime and orange juice. Another ingredient, the Galliano (anise and vanilla liqueur) is added to bring in another layer of flavor and make things a bit more interesting. The origins of the yellow bird name is unclear. Some sources mention that the cocktail was named after the Haitian tune "Yellow Bird".
The Panama cocktail is made with equal parts of cognac, white crème de cacao, and cream; garnish with nutmeg if preferred. The drink was widespread during the early 20th century. It to not be confused with the Brandy Alexander, which is made with dark instead of white crème de cacao.
Batida is a Brazilian cocktail made with the national alcoholic drink cachaça. Cachaça is Brazil’s official spirit and top-selling liquor which it is essentially a rum made with pure sugar cane. In Portuguese, batida denotes shaken or milkshake. It is made with cachaça, fruit juice (or coconut milk), and sugar. It can be blended or shaken with ice. The most used fruit in a Batida are lemon, passion fruit and coconut.
Cooperstown Cocktail is a refreshment cocktail made with gin, equal parts of dry vermouth, and sweet vermouth. It is shaken with ice and strained into a chilled cocktail glass with a sprig of mint added. Some variations have orange bitters and mint leaves added. The cocktail was invented at the Waldorf bar before Prohibition and was named in honor of Craig Wadsworth.
The gimlet is a cocktail made with gin, lime juice, and simple syrup. The modern tastes are less sweet and typically use for up to four parts gin to one part of lime juice and simple syrup. The name of the cocktail is unclear. It may be named after the tool for digging small holes or after the surgeon Rear-Admiral Sir Thomas Gimlette, who is said to have first added lime cordial to gin to help fight the ravages of scurvy on long trips.
Pimm's Cup is a cocktail famous in England, in the United Kingdom. It is a fruit cup, a kind of cocktail with gin, a soft drink, and fruit. The beverage started as a health drink in 1840s London. The Pimm's Cup is the authorized cocktail of multiple summer events in England, including the Chelsea Flower Show, the Henley Royal Regatta, the Royal Ascot, and Wimbledon. This summer cocktail is made with Pimm's No. 1, a gin-based digestif made in the 1800s by a London bar owner named James Pimm.
The Pink Lady is a classic gin-based cocktail that was a favorite among high-society ladies from the 1930s through the 1950s. The exact origin of the cocktail is not known for sure. The exact ingredients for the pink lady vary, but all variations use gin, grenadine (hence the pink color), and egg white in common. The cocktail consists of just these three ingredients. The egg white in this beverage makes a foamy top on the pink layer and creates a spectacular-looking cocktail.
Royal Arrival is a cocktail made with gin, lemon juice, Crème de Noyaux, and egg whites. The cocktail has many variations, but the most common recipe includes gin, brandy, and rum. This cocktail was invented by Joe Gilmore in 1960, who prepared it to mark the birth of Prince Andrew. This cocktail is a fruit-filled drink that is perfect for spring and summer and is served in a tall glass with ice.
Takumi's Aviation is a modern classic cocktail made with gin, maraschino liqueur, Parfait d'Amour (a liquer created from a curaçao liqueur base), and lemon juice. The cocktail was created by the head bartender, Takumi Watanabe, in Japan. It has an aromatic flower-powered, sweet taste and is very similar to the Aviation cocktail.
The Tom Collins is a classic cocktail made from gin, lemon juice, sugar, and carbonated water. The beverage first appeared in 1876 by Jerry Thomas, in "the father of American mixology" writing. The refreshing cocktail tastes like a sparkling lemonade and, is full of all you need to cool down on a hot day and is very simple to make at home.