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Cocktail Corner: April Fools’ Day

Cocktail Corner / April 1, 2016 / No Comments.

giphyHave you ever thought of a prank so perfect that you saved it in your back pocket for the most ideal occasion? Well the time for tricks and tomfoolery has arrived and it falls on the most appropriate day around – April Fools’ Day. If you’re struggling to come up with some creative shenanigans, that’s just fine; instead set a friend up with a cocktail that isn’t truly what it seems…

April Fools Appletini: (serves 1)

  • 1 ½ oz. Silver Tequila
  • ½ oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 5 Basil leaves
  • 1 oz. Ruby red grapefruit juice
  • ¾ oz. Lime juice
  • ¾ oz. Simple syrup (one part sugar, one part water)
  • Thin apple slice or maraschino cherry for garnish

In a cocktail shaker muddle the simple syrup and basil leaves. Add the remaining ingredients and ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a thin apple slice or a maraschino cherry.

Recipe from Liquor.com 

Not Manhattan: (serves 1)

  • 1 ½ oz. rum
  • 2 oz. apple juice
  • 3 dahses Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 4 dashes Angostura bitters

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Stir and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Recipe from Liquor.com

“Fruity Martini”: (serves 1)

  • 1 ½ oz. Scotch Whiskey
  • ¾ oz. Açai Liqueur
  • ½ oz. Aperol
  • ¼ oz. Lemon juice
  • Cherry for garnish

Add all ingredients to a mixing glass filled with ice. Shake and strain into a chilled Martini glass. Garnish with a cherry.

Recipe from Liquor.com 


The Best April Fool’s Day Drinking Pranks

Our Stories / April 1, 2013 / No Comments.


drink4-860Because we are such kind, thoughtful people, we decided that instead of playing an April Fool’s Day joke on our readers today, we’d just coach you on how to trick your friends instead. What good are friends if you can’t mess with them sometimes?


If you’re going to a bar tonight, consider ordering a Cement Mixer shot for one of your pals. We’ve seen this done two different ways, so your bartender will probably either give you:


a)   One shot glass of Bailey’s Irish Cream and one shot glass of lime juice

b)   One shot glass that has the Bailey’s in it and then the lime juice floating on top


However it is ultimately served, the idea is still the same: the person has to hold both the Bailey’s and lime juice in their mouth and swish it around in there. Since the lime juice is acid-based and the Bailey’s is cream-based, the lime juice makes the Bailey’s curdle in the person’s mouth. It becomes thick and sticky and the drinker is going to feel like they have a mouth full of cement.


If you’re having some friends over tonight, there’s always an easy classic prank. Pour everyone shots of vodka, but choose one victim and pour them a shot of white vinegar. It looks exactly the same as the vodka, but it tastes like hot garbage.


You could also do something a little more light-hearted… aka, not something that makes your friends sick. Make big JELLO shots in normal drinking glasses (hmm…guess they’re not technically shots if they’re big. Whatever.) and then give them to your friends, telling them that you mixed them some drinks. When they go to drink, it obviously won’t move because it’s JELLO. Luckily, the fact that they’re alcoholic JELLO will quickly make your friends hate you less and you can resume drinking with very little damage.


Of course, there’s also the hilarious things with a Sharpie or duct tape that you can do to people once they’ve had too much to drink, but we’ll leave that creativity up to you guys.



5 Reasons To Drink This Weekend

Our Stories / March 29, 2013 / No Comments.

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We’re not the type of people who need a reason to drink. If we’re breathing that’s reason enough. But for those who need more, here you go:


  1. Bacon Mouthwash: Scope has launched a bacon mouthwash… conveniently right before April 1. We all need a little mouthwash after a night of drinking, but bacon? Ew.
  2. April Fool’s Day: Speaking of, the infamous day of tricks and jokes is Monday. If we know our friends, we’ll need a drink to deal with the pranks coming our way.
  3. Bracket Busters: The upsets in this NCAA March Madness tournament are enough to make us do an extra beer run. With the way it’s going, say goodbye to any chance of winning your bracket.
  4. Game of Thrones: The insanely awesome HBO series starts up again this Sunday. Grab a beer and watch as someone undoubtedly dies or starts a war.
  5. Holidays: With Passover and Easter both being celebrated, spend time with family this weekend. But don’t forget the booze, we all know how families can be.