The Unholy Hand-grenade
1 oz chambord
If you know me, you know I'm not much of a drinker. My 21st birthday consisted of one "birthday cake" shot that had me giggly for hours. Since then I drink only a couple times a year, mostly socially.
But recently, I've been experimenting. Many liquor stores carry the tiniest bottles of different liquors that gives you the opportunity to simply taste something without having to commit to an entire bottle of booze. Or if you're like me, you can add that tiny bottle of godiva liqueur to a box of brownies for extra rich goodness - minus the fuzzy headedness.
I'm also really impressed by different BOTTLES. While you should never judge a book by its cover, liquor bottles are actually quite creative things. I picked up the tiniest bottle of chambord black raspberry liquer simply for the interesting bottle, which DH instantly dubbed the "unholy hand grenade".
Turns out the inside was as interesting as the outside. The liquid is a sticky sweet flavor that I treated like a flavoring for a mojito with a big twist. My recipe turned out pretty sour, but I mostly skipped on the sugar
I also sprung for one of the crystal head skull bottles because the full "human" sized ones are around $50USD. And I'm not that heavy of a drinker!! But I adore the design of the bottle, and think it makes an interesting show piece. In fact, I may never even open it as I'm not into plain vodka.
Further price comparison showed me that a "mini" version of Maker's Mark is about $2, where a shot would run me about $6 at a bar. Considering I'm a fan of whiskey (coming from a Southern house, despite being non-drinking, we always had bourbon balls at Christmas with real bourbon), it cost three times as much just for a single shot. I'm happier serving myself in my own home.
|PS I have no idea what to do with that Grand Marnier|
A Kinky Dragon
1 part KINKY liquor
1 part Vitamin water "POWER-C" dragonfruit flavor
Add strawberries for extra fresh punch
Do you have your own special drink you like?