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Cocktails To Try

I was first inspired by reading about a “bucket list” of cocktail drinks from Annette’s Bucket List Journey Blog. When I found this list, I didn’t want to just say I drank it and be done. It would be more fun to take a photo, write when, where, and if there was anything to note about it to officially check it.

Going with that idea: I’ve drunk 56 of 111 / or 50% down and passed it around (great, the 99 bottles on the wall song is now stuck in my head)

How many have you had?

  1. After Five – sloe gin, amaretto, southern comfort, lemon juice
  2. Aggravation – scotch, coffee liqueur, milk
  3. Alabama Slammer – vodka, southern comfort, amaretto, gin, oj
  4. Americano – campari, sweet vermouth, club soda
  5. B-52 – coffee liqueur, irish cream, orange liqueur
  6. Bahama Mama – coffee liqueur, dark rum, coconut liqueur, rum, lemon juice, pineapple juice
  7. Banshee – banana liqueur, white creme de cacao, milk
  8. Bay Breeze – vodka, cranberry, pineapple
  9. Bellini – peach juice and champagne
  10. Between the Sheets – brandy, light rum, triple sec, lemon juice
  11. Black & Tan – Guinness and pale ale beer
  12. Black Russian – vodka and coffee liqueur
  13. Black Velvet – champagne and stout beer
  14. Bloody Mary – tomato juice, vodka, lemon, worcestershire, celery salt
  15. Boilermaker – draft beer and blended whiskey
  16. Blow Job – irish cream liqueur and amaretto
  17. Blue Hawaiian – light rum, pineapple juice, blue curacao, cream of coconut
  18. Bocce Ball – vodka, amaretto, oj, soda water
  19. Buttery Nipple – butterscotch schnapps and irish cream liqueur
  20. Cable Car – orange curacao, sour mix
  21. Caipirinha – lime, sugar, cachaca
  22. Campari Soda – campari, soda water
  23. Cement Mixer – irish cream liqueur, lime juice
  24. Cherry Hooker – cherry brandy, orange juice
  25. Chi Chi – vodka, blue curacao, cream of coconut, pineapple, ice cream
  26. Chocolate Cake – citrus vodka, hazelnut liqueur, sugar coated lemon
  27. Cosmopolitan – vodka, cointreau, lime juice, cranberry juice
  28. Creamsicle – vanilla vodka, triple sec, oj, half and half
  29. Cuba Libre – light rum, lime juice, cola
  30. Daiquiri – light rum, lime juice, sugar (blended)
  31. Dirty Bird – vodka, coffee liqueur, cream
  32. Dirty Martini – gin, dry vermouth, olive juice, olives
  33. Dubonnet – gin, dubonnet rouge
  34. Flaming Dr. Pepper – amaretto, 151 proof rum, beer
  35. French 75 – lemon juice, gin, cointreau, champagne
  36. Fuzzy Navel – peach schnapps, oj
  37. Gimlet – gin, rose’s lime juice
  38. Gin Fizz – gin, lemon juice, powdered sugar, water
  39. Godfather – scotch, amaretto
  40. Godmother – vodka, amaretto
  41. Grasshopper – cream, white creme de cacao, green creme de menthe
  42. Greyhound – vodka, grapefruit juice
  43. Harvey Wallbanger – vodka, orange juice, galliano
  44. Highball – whiskey, ginger ale
  45. Hollywood – vodka, raspberry liqueur, pineapple juice
  46. Horny Bull – tequila and orange juice
  47. Hot Buttered Rum – butter, brown sugar, spices, dark rum
  48. Hot Toddy – brandy, honey, lemon, water, tea bag
  49. Hurricane – light rum, dark rum, passionfruit, oj, lime, simple syrup, grenadine
  50. Irish Car Bomb – guinness, irish cream liqueur, irish whiskey
  51. Irish Coffee – coffee, irish whiskey, brown sugar, whipped cream
  52. Jack Rose – apple jack, lemon juice, grenadine
  53. Jello Shots – jello, water, vodka
  54. Jelly Bean – grenadine, sambuca, southern comfort
  55. John Collins – bourbon, lemon juice, sugar syrup, club soda
  56. Kamikaze – vodka, lime juice, triple sec
  57. Lemon Drop – vodka, lemon juice, sugar syrup
  58. Long Island Iced Tea – triple sec, light rum, gin, vodka, tequila, sour mix, cola
  59. Lynchburg Lemonade – whiskey, triple sec, sweet & sour, lemon-lime soda
  60. Mai Tai – light rum, lime juice, orange curacao, orgeat syrup, dark rum
  61. Manhattan – sweet vermouth, bourbon whiskey, angostura bitters
  62. Margarita – tequila, triple sec, lemon juice, sour mix
  63. Melon Ball – melon liqueur, pineapple juice, vodka
  64. Midori Sour – melon liqueur, whisky sour mix, lemon-lime soda
  65. Mimosa – triple sec, orange juice, champagne (don’t think i’ve tried it with triple sec though)
  66. Mind Eraser – vodka, coffee liqueur, soda water
  67. Mint Julep – mint, simple syrup, bourbon
  68. Mojito – sugar, mint, club soda, lime, light rum
  69. Mudslide – vodka, coffee liqueur, irish cream liqueur
  70. Negroni – sweet vermouth, campari, gin
  71. Nuts & Berries – frangelico, chambord, milk
  72. Old Fashioned – sugar, angostura bitters, orange slices, bourbon
  73. Orange Blossom – gin, sweet vermouth, oj
  74. Orgasm – amaretto, coffee liqueur, irish cream liqueur
  75. Peanut Butter & Jelly – frangelico, chambord
  76. Pearl Harbor – melon liqueur, pineapple juice, vodka
  77. Peppermint Patty – white creme de cacoa, white creme de menthe, dark creme de cacoa, cream
  78. Pickleback – irish whiskey, pickle juice
  79. Pina Colada – pineapple juice, light rum, coconut cream
  80. Pink Lemonade – citron vodka, chambord, sweet & sour mix
  81. Planters Punch – dark rum, grenadine, sour mix, oj
  82. Red Headed Slut – jagermeister, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
  83. Red Snapper – rum, cream, galliano, grenadine
  84. Rob Roy – scotch, sweet vermouth, angostura bitters
  85. Rum & Coke
  86. Rum Runner – oj, blackberry brandy, creme de banane, gold rum, grenadine
  87. Rusty Nail – scotch, drambuie
  88. Salty Dog – gin, grapefruit juice
  89. Screaming Orgasm – vodka, amaretto, coffee liqueur, irish cream
  90. Screwdriver – vodka and orange juice
  91. Sea Breeze – vodka, cranberry juice, grapefruit juice
  92. Seven & Seven – seagrams 7 whiskey and 7-up
  93. Sex on the Beach – vodka, peach schnapps, creme de casis, oj, cranberry juice
  94. Sidecar – bourbon, cointreau, lemon juice
  95. Singapore Sling – gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, powdered sugar, club soda, cherry brandy
  96. Snake Bite – yukon jack, rose’s lime juice
  97. Sombrero – kahlua, milk
  98. Stinger – brandy, white creme de menthe
  99. Surfer on Acid – coconut rum, jagermeister, pineapple juice
  100. Tequila Sunrise – oj, tequila, grenadine
  101. Three Wise Men – scotch whiskey, tennessee whiskey, bourbon
  102. Toasted Almond – amaretto, kahlua, cream
  103. Tom Collins – gin, lemon juice, sugar syrup, club soda
  104. Vodka Tonic – vodka, tonic
  105. Ward Eight – bourbon, lemon juice, simple syrup, grenadine
  106. Washington Apple – whiskey, apple schnapps, cranberry juice
  107. Whiskey Sour – whiskey, lemon juice, sugar syrup
  108. White Lady – gin, egg white, light cream, sugar
  109. White Russian – vodka, kahlua, cream
  110. Woo Woo – vodka, peach schnapps, cranberry juice
  111. Zombie – lemon juice, dark rum, orange juice, cherry brandy, light rum, grenadine

This has been slow going in that I still don’t drink cocktails all that often. Added fact is that sometimes bartenders have no idea what the drink is I’m asking. I have made a few myself when I haven’t felt like going out to a bar. I’ve shown the ingredients to bartenders when they don’t know the drink, some have been willing to figure it out and others go help another customer.

Who knew you would get some stories and interesting experiences going through a cocktail checklist?

(NEW UPDATE November 9, 2017) I recently came across an article on VinePair about the top 50 popular cocktail drinks. “Every year, Drinks International, a trade publication for the alcohol industry, gathers data on the top bars around the world. The result is an ever-shifting who’s who of cocktails that tells the story of which drinks are in vogue and which are falling out of favor.

To create the list, surveyors culled responses from 108 bars in the running for the World’s 50 Best Bars list. The owners were asked to list their top 10 best-selling cocktails, and then those answers were ranked. Looking at the results, one thing is clear: It’s hard to get away from the classics. Still, a few innovative and unusual drinks shine through.”

Guess I will add the additional popular drinks I don’t already have on this list. But only after I finish.

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