The Fuzzy Navel

Even if sweet drinks aren’t usually your thing (they aren’t mine, for sure), everyone should try this iconic drink at least once. I still have a soft spot for the silly pun of this 80’s throwback. When it comes to cocktails, the classic Fuzzy Navel is one of the easiest drinks around — in more […]

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THE MONKEY GLAND

If nothing else, this one with the embarrassing name is an attention-getter! Nowadays, if you’re an adult male who feels the need for a little help in the arena of “male enhancement”, you reach for one of the blue pills. In the 1920’s, if you needed a little va va voom in the bedroom, you […]

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THE HARVEY WALLBANGER

“Do you like Harvey Wallbangers?” “Harvey who?” “Wallbangers, a friend of mine. I’ll introduce you later” Remember the surreal conversation between Gene Wilder (the blind guy) and Richard Prion (the deaf guy) in “See no evil, hear no evil”? Remember the Harvey Wallbanger? It was one of hippest drinks of the 70s. The cocktail was […]

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THE TEQUILA SUNRISE

Does this pretty drink evoke an actual sunrise, or does it just look like a sunrise after pouring down a few? Either way, this mixture of colors with layers of orange juice and grenadine is delicious on a hot day. It’s not like the cocktail is going to make you think you are in the […]

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THE SCREWDRIVER

How simple can it get? Well, a combination of vodka and orange juice is about as simple as a cocktail gets. It’s refreshing, uncomplicated, universally available, the ideal choice if you don’t feel like whipping up a proper cocktail. And about the name, well it’s just orange juice and vodka, so probably it was nameless […]

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THE ZOMBIE

The Zombie is the mother of all freak drinks. My motto: “keep making them until I turn into one!” Supply a straw and, after two, a hammock – after three: a stretcher. The roots The Zombie (also known as the skull-puncher) is a delicious, exceptionally strong cocktail made of fruit juices and rum. But that […]

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The Mimosa

How can anyone dislike an excuse to drink champagne in the morning? The mimosa is just about the most virtuous cocktail we know; nothing wicked about orange juice and the dainty effervescence of champagne. It’s fresh, it’s tasty and – let’s face it – you can continue drinking till lunch! The roots A Mimosa is […]

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