One of the first designer shots I ever had and you get all the benefits of going to a birthday party without having to bring a present.
Chill 1.5 oz Vodka
and .5 oz Frangelico
Cut a slice of lemon and coat with a teaspoon of sugar
After shooting the liquor mix, bite into the lemon.....amazing
A simple shot that has been making both men and women happy for years is the Royal Flush. Crown Royal, Peach Schnapps and Cranberry. This is a perfect "for everyone" type of shot. Its not overly girly yet with the blend of flavors it certainly masks that boozy flavor most girls are looking to avoid. One interesting aspect of this mix is that it works well as a drink over ice. I have served this to people during a blind tasting and they said they thought it was a Royal Flush but knew it wasn't because a Royal Flush isn't a drink. I told them to trust their taste buds. So do all shots make a great drink, absolutely not. In some cases if you like a particular shot, it may make a great drink.
This is a great recipe a friend's mother shared with me. You may tweek it to change the alcohol, sugar or lemon content.
To 1 bottle of Golden Grain, add the peels of 10 lemons. Be sure to peel them very thin, you don't want the bitter white pith. Soak them for 10 days being sure to shake them every few days. After the soak is over strain the now yellow liquid and set aside. Cook one cup of sugar into a cup of water. Then add more water until you have an equal amount to the amount of liquor mix. Mix together and chill Serve over ice!
1.5 oz of Whipped vodka
.5 oz of Frangellco
Salt one side of the glass heavily
Strain into glass
Drink through the salt side of the glass
If you are serving drinks for friends you may want to impress them with a special bottle. Sure makes sense. Just as smart to me is someone who can find a great bottle of wine for 9 bucks or a bottle of whiskey / whisky that doesn't cost 50 bucks. There are many bottles of Whiskey from Ireland, yet their are only 3 distilleries. So, many of the distilleries overseas and here in the states bottle for other companies. Some of the favorite name brand alcohols are made by another company and relabeled. Relabeling offers a chance for different marketing and branding which gives you a chance to be duped by a lesser bottle. So don't feel bad about serving Costco brand Whiskey. Also note some bottles of wine you buy in the restaurant are not made available to the public so they never can be scrutinized for pricing.
My name is Derek Behning, I want to pour a beer or cocktail for every person in Atlanta. I have been in love with the hospitality industry since I was 16 in every regard.