Just when you finally matured enough to order the Rooty Tooty Fresh 'N Fruity with a straight face from your friendly neighborhood IHOP server, some local mixologists are testing your tolerance with feisty names for their favorite cocktails.
Celebrate the departure of the Fuzzy Navel, Sloe Comfortable Screw, and Sex on the Beach with an extra shot of sass the next time you're out getting hammered with your buds. Try on one of these five selections for size:
This martini is a blend of Skyy Infusions Pineapple vodka and X-Rated Fusion Liqueur with yuzu and a Japanese shiso leaf. Enjoy it at all RA Sushi locations with the new Hot Mess: crispy rice balls topped with a spicy king crab mix, then baked and finished with jalapeño and cilantro.
Daniel Lalama of Urbanite Bistro named this drink as a tribute to a Jamaican tale relating to Appleton Rum, the main ingredient. He explains: "Back when the Brits where running amuck in Jamaica, certain high-proof rums were made illegal by the Queen. So, locals needing a fix of their favorite Appleton Rum would ask wary bar keeps for a 'Bend Down' or 'Ben Down.' The barkeeps would literally look both ways before bending down to pour a measure of the illegal rum to avoid being detected by the authorities."
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Imagine what would happen if we got Ruby and Ben together. Eeee-ow! Bet he knows there are few ladies out there sassier than a redhead. Gulp down Area 31's divine grapefruit-flavored bevvy, starring Absolut Ruby Red and Sloe Gin, and reminisce about your first experience with a carrot top.
Yes, with the emphasis on the second syllable it sounds less like "horny ho," but geez! What fun is that? We probably don't need to tell you the ingredients in this bevvy, since it's pretty much just a mojito made with Hornitas Tequila, but we will tell you it was served up at WET in the W South Beach.
Wonder what made the Whitelaw Hotel & Lounge's resident mixologist, Dallas Primavera, come up with this one. (Hmm, talk about sassy names...) It looks like a party in a glass and should taste like one, since it's a combination of Stoli Raspberry, Berry Cruzan Rum, cranberry juice and sour mix.
Did we miss any you love to swill? Let us know!