What to Drink this month!!!!

The Baltimore Zoo drink was founded at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana (IN), somewhere in the 1990’s. Purdue graduate of ’97, Leon A. Bogucki, kindly described it as “a glorified Long Island Iced Tea without the coke”, and “like drinking Kool-Aid”. He also recalled “I remember it being the big thing right around 1995 … I used to know the bartender that claimed he invented it”. There are several variations, one of which is to replace the splash of beer with sprite. Leon also told us the best Baltimore Zoo’s are served at Harry’s Chocolate Shop in West Lafayette itself.

Add the liquors and grenadine to a highball glass with ice. Top off with sweet and sour mix, add a splash of beer, and stir.

This is a popular Sex on the Beach and what is most likely the original. Popular substitutes include using pineapple for the orange, or Midori & Chambord instead of schnapps.

Add vodka and peach schnapps to a highball glass over ice. Fill with equal measures of cranberry juice and orange juice, and stir.

This drink is referenced in the song “Thug Passion” by rapper 2Pac in which the ingredients are “alize and cristal”. Cristal is the brand name of a well-known Champagne produced by Louis Roederer, Since we don’t expect everyone to have $350 for a bottle, we listed generic Champagne.

Shake ingredients over ice and serve.

We’re more likely accustomed to the Martini by psyche than any other cocktail; James Bond, F.D.Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway. When reminded of this drink, knowing of it’s social hierarchy, few can deny it’s merits. To an old hand, a well made Martini is pure delectation. As writer and novelist Bernard DeVoto once said “You can no more keep a Martini in the refrigerator than you can keep a kiss there. The proper union of gin and vermouth is … one of the happiest marriages on earth, and one of the shortest lived.”

1 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz dry vermouth

Stir with ice cubes, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with an olive or a twist of lemon.

Referenced in the song “Caribou Lou” by rapper Tech N9ne where he sings about it – “…151 rum, pineapple juice, and malibu, caribou, get them all numb…”. The directions are included in the song also but are scaled to a unknown jug quantity. Therefore mix as you please but remember it’s the 151 that will hit you. Originated in Kansas City, MO.

Shake or serve up with ice in a highball glas


~ by thedirtytumbler on July 4, 2010.

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