Ask your bartender - Spring Cocktails
With spring finally upon us, chances are good you're going through Claritin like a fat kid gobbles up Smarties. Need help forgetting the sneezing, itchy eyes, and nose that seems to run like a broken tap? Well, why not drink your troubles away, starting with one of the following cocktails, recommended by the people who lovingly pour them.
Don "Beaver" Beaver, Central City Brewing Company
The drink: Flaming Lamborghini
Word from the bartender: "Lots of fire. An ounce of blue Curaí§ao, ounce of banana [liqueur], ounce of Kahlúa, couple ounces of sambuca, couple ounces of 151 [rum], some milk, some cinnamon, and you drink it through a straw. All that and you're going to drink it in about, I don't know, four seconds? It's in a big martini glass, all on fire. It's an expensive drink, but people love it."
Jan Sakar, Blarney Stone
The drink: Big Smooth
Word from the bartender: "One ounce of Malibu, half an ounce of root-beer schnapps, half an ounce of red Sour Puss, and pineapple juice. It tastes very tropical with a hint of root beer. Like tropical candy in a cocktail glass. You can't even taste the alcohol in it."
Matthew Jordan, Fringe Cafe
The drink: Acid Surfer
Word from the bartender: "It's usually a shot, but I like to make it in a rocks glass. That's pineapple juice, Malibu rum, and Jí¤ger. It tastes really sweet and you don't really notice the alcohol, so you can drink a lot of them without realizing it. Sort of like champagne."
Troy Neilson, Club 686
The drink: F-14
Word from the bartender: "We drop in Jí¤ger with 151 [rum] flowed into Rev. That gets you pretty much where you want to go. It's an energy drink that has alcohol in it, so you can't go wrong there, and Jí¤ger is always good as well. And then there's 151 just to kick your ass."
Marcus MacLeod, Morrissey
The Drink: Mo Stout
Word from the bartender: "One of our famous drinks. The sweetness of the Vanilla Stoli bounces out the bitterness of the Guinness stout. It tastes like a crí¨me brí»leé."