Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tie One On Tuesday

Oh my goodness, CMT has Stroker Ace playing right now. I love me some Burt Reynolds and Loni Anderson-her hair is AWESOME! So, since to celebrate Stroker Ace and all things 1980's, here are some of the cocktails of that time.

The best drink of the 80's is one you don't even have to mix up. I'm talking about wine coolers. It said you weren't as hillbilly to drink Boones Farm but you definitely were a step down from a martini. It's the "I'm a girl who likes to party, but I'm not 21 yet" kind of drink. Oh the flavors....those god awful flavors......

One drink that became popular during the 80's and that packed a huge punch was a Long Island Ice Tea. Golly Bob Howdy! That is one strong drink. I'm pretty sure this drink was made up on a bet.

Long Island Ice Tea
1 oz. vodka
1 oz. tequila
1 oz. rum
1 oz. gin
1 oz. triple sec
1 1/2 oz. sweet and sour mix
1 splash cola
Lime slices Mix ingredients together in a shaker and give one brisk shake. Pour into a glass and make sure there is a touch of fizz at the top. Garnish with lime.

Fuzzy Navels...oh Fuzzy Navels...how extremely sweet and deceptive you are. Sure, you taste like a girl drink but after 5 or 10 of them, you are dancing on the table top, kissing every person in sight and making all sorts of new best friends (if'n you can still stand up straight). 

Fuzzy Navel
2 oz. peach schnapps
3 oz. peach brandy
1 1/2 oz. triple sec
Orange juice
Mix schnapps, brandy and triple sec in a highball glass. Fill with orange juice and ice to taste. Garnish with cherries.

Now that everything old is new again (you do know the 80s is retro right?) - get out there, put on your leg warmers, put on your skinny tie make yourself up some kick in your ass drinks of yester-year!

1 comment:

Hello there! My name is June said...

Do you remember those non alcoholic drinks that were packaged like a wine oooler & came in a variety of flavors? I think they were called Mystic or something like that. Dang, I'd forgotten all about those until I just read your post. Love Burt Reynolds in any movie! Good times!