April 17, 2003

Mixology 101

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Ahhh, spring is in the air. Bunnies are mating, barbecue grills and picnics baskets are being dusted off. And as you know, mating, barbecues and picnics are all far more enjoyable when you’ve got a little liquid motivation. Here are a few of our favorites that are sure to put the spring back in your step.

Skip & Go Naked

1 1/2 oz. Gin

4 oz. Cold Beer

2 oz. Sour Mix

1 dash Grenadine

Mix ingredients in highball glass. Throw in a few ice cubes if it’s your thing, stir well and enjoy.

In any other situation screwing with a fine ounce and a half of Bombay Sapphire would be utterly unacceptable, but hey, this one’s called “Skip and Go Naked.” Even if we don’t skip and go naked, we’re sure to have one monster headache the next morning. And nothing says, “Wow, I must have had a great night” like a bitchin’ hangover.

Save The Planet

1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Melon Liqueur

1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

1-2 dashes Green Chartruse

Pour ingredients into a mixing glass or a shaker, cap it, and shake that baby up with some ice. Strain into a cocktail glass and float the Chartruse on top.

Earth Day is April 22 and we’re doing our part to participate. After a couple of these babies you won’t give a rip about global warming, deforestation and the ecologically devastating effects of “mountain top removal” coal mining. You know what they say: Ignorance is bliss.


1 oz. Vodka

1 oz. Peach Schnapps

1 1/2 oz. Cranberry Juice

1/2 oz. Blue Curacao

Shake ingredients with ice and strain into a highball glass. Top with a drink umbrella.

Whether you’re preparing for a big date or a visit to grandma’s Miami condo, this little mixer is sure to make the event more bearable. Don’t expect any loving, though — the drink umbrella is a red flag to members of both sexes. A good alternative would be a rolled up fifty.

And, oh yeah, this is the part we hate. If you act like an idiot, you’ll be treated like one. If you’re under 21, go to Canada. We hear TJ, as in Tijuana, Mexico can be quite nice as well.

Archived article by Erica Stein