Sunday, February 7, 2010

Winter Warmers: Snowpocolypse Edition

The great 2010 Snowpocolypse has hit Philadelphia, dumping almost 30 inches of snow on the city and generally making it difficult to get a cab. Many bars, with little consideration to the well-being of local alcoholics, are closed and the specter of the delirium tremens is breathing down our necks (or at least boredom is). As service to my fellow man, here are some of my favorite cold weather drinks:

Foggy Bottom

2 parts spiced rum
2 parts ginger beer
3 parts apple cider

Pour everything in a doubles glass and drink. Feel your soul thaw.

Manzana Cider

1 oz reposado tequila
1/4 oz creme de cassis
1 oz  apple cider
1/4 oz lemon juice

Combine ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, strain into a collins glass and garnish with an apple slice.

The Tom Bomb 

This drink was made up by Tom (also known as "The Bartender"). If drinking this floods you with joy or helps you get laid, thank Tom. He can be found being surly to customers at Philly's Moriarty's Bar most nights.

3/4 full pint glass of Guinness 250 year edition
1 shot Patron coffee-flavored tequila with a Bailey's floater

Drop the shot in the Guinness and quaff.  Give it a minute to catch up with you.

Alexander the Great

1 oz creme de cacao
1 oz coffee liquor
1 oz heavy cream
3 oz vodka

Shake everything with ice and strain into a highball glass.  This is a one and done drink. (Theoretically. I mean,  if you're really a proper drunk, it might be a three and done drink). Its potent. It goes down easy. Really easy. Good luck finding your panties in the morning.

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