Barrel to Bottle: '80s Cocktails
The 1980s were a time of excess, and that included the cocktails. The drinks were overly sweet and overly proofed. The Barrel to Bottle Crew is here to elevate some of the classic cocktails from the Me First Decade, or maybe just to drink them in their original, gaudy form. Plus, a bonus segment on the Shooters of the 80s.
Mix along at home with these '80s cocktail recipes:
Greg's Long Island Iced Tea
- 2 oz vodka
- 2 oz white rum
- 2 oz gin
- 2 oz Clark & Sheffield Blanco Tequila
- 2 oz Grand Gala Triple Orange Liqueur
- 2 ice cubes
- 1 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 2 oz lemon juice (or more to taste)
Build cocktail in glass. Add lemon juice to taste. Float Coke on top. To make it really ‘80s, use New Coke, Coke II or Crystal Pepsi
Pat's Sex on the Beach
- 1 1/2 oz vodka
- 1/2 oz Rothman & Winter Orchard Peach Liqueur
- 1/2 oz St. George Raspberry Liqueur
- 1 1/2 oz orange juice
- 1 1/2 oz cranberry juice
Build in cocktail shaker over ice. Shake, then strain onto fresh ice. Or layer it if your’e not as lazy as Pat.
- 1 oz rum
- 1 oz Irish Cream Liqueur
- 1 oz Kahlua Coffee Liqueur
- 2 oz half & half (or heavy cream)
Build in cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, then strain onto fresh ice.
Chris' Sloe Gin Fizz
- 1 1/2 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
- 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin Navy Strength
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup
- 1/2 oz egg white
- 1 1/2 oz cold soda water
Place all ingredients except soda in a shaker. Dry shake to create a nice foam. Add Ice to shaker. Shake again until well chilled. Pour soda into glass, then double strain the contents of the shaker into the glass.
A Slow Comfortable Screw Up Against a Wall
- 1 1/2 oz Plymouth Gin Navy Strength
- 1/2 oz Southern Comfort
- 3 oz orange juice
- Squeeze of lemon juice
- 1/2 oz Plymouth Sloe Gin
- 1/2 oz Galliano L'Autentico Liqueur
Stir gin, Southern Comfort, orange, and lemon juice with ice. Strain into ice filled Collins glass. Drizzle with sloe gin (it should sink into the drink). Float Galliano on top and garnish with a slice of orange.
Roger's B52 shot
Layer in tall, skinny shot glass, with Kahlua on the bottom, then Irish Cream, then Grand Marnier.
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