Boozy Travels with Rivers
First – a thank you!
A special thanks to Seven who came up with the initial idea to have a blog segment about different drinks from different places! To celebrate that great idea the first drink is Seven’s favorite – the Moscow Mule. Aside from being a delicious drink a key selling factor for Seven is the copper mugs they’re served in. I have to agree – those mugs are fabulous. Not only are they aesthetic but the temperature conduction of the copper makes your drink feel extra cold and therefore extra delicious all while looking about as cool as the contents.
These drinks are super common and variations are available almost anywhere you go but to make the OG at home is simple…a long as you have the copper mug! Accept no substitutes!
1.5 oz vodka
4 oz ginger beer
3 lime wedges
Combine vodka, ginger beer and 2 lime wedges in a copper mug and stir. Garnish with additional lime wedge.
And now to a land far, far away…
Next we’re gonna travel overseas to Belgium! WT has a favorite cocktail there that reminds me of something that would be served in Florida. The Belgian Orange Blossom cocktail comes from Brussels – a mellowed out, smooth drink that WT describes as a not too sweet orange hard candy. This is her go-to when heading out on the town with friends, but as the DD she orders the virgin option also included below.
Ready for a crazy alcohol fact about Belgium? You are required by law to keep a disposable breathalyzer in your vehicle at all times. They’re sold for around $5 in auto parts stores.
Belgian Orange Blossom Cocktail
3 thin slices of orange (peel on)
2 teaspoons almond syrup
2 oz. gin [or for a virgin option replace with 2 oz. lemon lime soda]
1 oz. pink grapefruit juice
1/2 oz. lemonade
1 oz. seltzer water
2 dashes bitters
Using a tablespoon, lightly crush the orange slices in a tall glass. Do not mash the oranges; just crush them enough to release a bit of juice.
Add 1/3 cup ice to the cup, fill with the remaining ingredients, and then stir lightly, keeping the orange slices at the bottom of the glass.
According to WT, in the clubs they sometimes decorate the glass with candied orange slices and some fresh orange wedges. Sometimes they use other fruits to make it pop or floral sprigs.
I can’t lie. I think I’m going to have to try this one at home as soon as possible.
Its all in the name…
A random drink with a name that gives pause
We all know at least one drink with a crazy name that makes you wonder. Every post will feature one random drink with a more random name. This time its A Short Trip to Hell.
A Short Trip to Hell
2 oz of peach schnapps
2 oz of strawberry schnapps
2 oz of wild berry schnapps
1 oz of jagermeister
8 oz of Red Bull energy drink
Shake Red Bull, peach, strawberry, and wild berry schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass. Then put Jagermeister into shot glass. Drop in the shot and drink.
Had any of these drinks? Love em? Hate em? Comment below! And if you have a favorite drink that you’d like to share I’d love to hear from you and feature it on the next post!