After five glorious seasons of tighty whities, blue “rock candy” and Walt Jr.’s love of breakfast, Breaking Bad will finally come to an end tomorrow night. It’s very bittersweet, but we’re looking forward to not spending every day Googling the Internet’s theories as to how the show will end. Newsflash: Your “hilarious” idea involving Walt entering the witness protection program, changing his name to Hal and linking up with Malcolm in the Middle is not new or creative. Everyone is saying it and everyone thinks they are the first person to think of it. Please stop.
Ahh, but we digress. Can you tell we’re a little high-strung about this finale? We bet you are too. That’s why we’ve made this list of delicious cocktails that you can mix up before the big show so that you’re able to sit back, relax (sort of) and enjoy the end of an era.
Blue Sky Cocktail
A Breaking Bad viewing party would be nothing without the blue stuff.
Pour all of these ingredients into a shaker without ice and shake it up until the egg is foamy:
- 1.5 oz. Pisco brandy
- 1/4 oz. Absinthe
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- 3/4 oz. Orgeat
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 oz. Blue Curaco
Pour the blue mix into a glass, top with crushed ice and then fill it up the rest of the way with soda. Garnish with a piece of blue rock candy.
Mr. White Russian
Okay, full disclosure: this is just a normal White Russian. We added “Mr.” in front of it because we’re clever like that.
Shake all of these ingredients in an ice-filled shaker:
- 1 1/2 oz. vodka
- 3/4 oz. Kahlua
- 3/4 oz. heavy cream
Strain into an Old-Fashioned glass and enjoy like you’re the boss himself: Walter White.
If You Hate Making Cocktails…
Maybe you’re lazy. Maybe you don’t have time to mix a few ingredients together. Maybe you just like to keep things simple – we feel you. You can still celebrate the Breaking Bad finale without putting any major effort into your beverage by going one of these two routes:
- Get a handle of tequila and have three shots. Don’t pull a Walt Jr. and puke in the pool.
- Take a cue from Walter at the New Hampshire bar last week and have a Dimple Pinch whiskey, neat. Also, as Bon Apetit points out in a recent article, this wasn’t the first time Walter has had Dimple Pinch. He shares a dram with Hank at Holly’s baby shower and pours himself a glass after getting rid of Gus Fring.