This upcoming weekend marks the first part of the finale of the current series of Doctor Who (in the UK, anyway; Americans have to wait a bit longer). In honor of Matt Smith and his Doctor, whom I rather adore, I thought I’d put together a post of all the Doctor-themed drinks I’ve come across. (And has anyone come up with a new Sonic Screwdriver cocktail for Eleven’s updated version?)
· 1 1/2 oz Vanilla vodka
· 1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
· 6 oz Clear lemon-lime soda
Half-fill a clear 12 oz. glass with ice. Pour the vodka and blue Curacao over the ice and top with the soda. Stir lightly, and Enjoy!
Source: Liz Mulhern
LASER SCREWDRIVER #1
· 1 oz Triple Sec
· 1 oz Vodka, lemon
· 2 oz Orange Soda
Shake all ingredients with ice. Strain into a martini glass.
LASER SCREWDRIVER #2
· 2 1/2 oz Sobe Orange energy drink
· 1 oz Stolichnaya Orange Vodka
· 1 oz 99 Oranges
· 1/2 oz After Shock cinnamon liqueur
SEX IN THE TARDIS
· Bailey’s Irish mint chocolate cream
· Godiva Chocolate liqueur
· Milk (soy or regular)
· Chocolate syrup
· 3 ice cubes
· 1 banana
Mix the ingredients to taste and blend.
And finally, because the Doctor once claimed he’d invented it:
· 1 oz Light rum
· 1 oz Amber rum
· 3/4 oz Fresh lime juice
· 2 oz Simple syrup
· 1/2 oz Banana liqueur
· 1/2 small banana
Blend the ingredients, reserving 1 slice of banana, with crushed ice and serve in a large goblet. Garnish with the remaining slice of banana.
Source: Dale DeGroff
Tomorrow is the last of the Triple Crown races this year, and while I’m not much of a horseracing fan I am a big fan of racing-inspired cocktails. While it may not be as famous a collaboration as the Kentucky Derby/Mint Julep, the Belmont Stakes actually has an official Dale DeGroff-created cocktail that debuted in 1998. Before that, they had a different official cocktail called the White Carnation, which I believe was meant to match the race’s official flower and trophy. Dale’s cocktail sounds much better to me, but I believe I am honor-bound to attempt both tomorrow even if I never actually watch the race itself! Or maybe especially then.
· 1 1/2 oz. Makers Mark Bourbon
· 1/2 oz. Dry Sack Sherry
· 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice
· 1/2 oz. simple syrup
· Splash fresh orange juice
· Splash cranberry juice
· 5 mint leaves
· 1 mint sprig
· 1 orange zest
Assemble the first six ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and shake well. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with orange peel and mint sprig.
Source: Dale DeGroff
THE WHITE CARNATION
· 2 oz. Vodka
· 1/2 oz. Peach Schnapps
· 2 oz. Orange Juice
Stir liquors and soda together and pour over ice in a highball glass. Splash cream over top then garnish with an orange slice.
Finally, I’m not sure this one has anything to do with the race, but if you want a third option here is another cocktail that technically has “Belmont” in its name:
· 1 shot Dark rum
· 2 shots Light rum
· 1 shot Vodka
· 1 shot Orange juice
Blend with ice. Serve in a wine glass. Garnish with carrot.
It’s just about summertime here in the city, and that means it’s also just about time for sangria! And if I might recommend: skip the sugar. This recipe turned out well for me, but I didn’t add any sugar and I imagine it would make the whole thing way too sweet.
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
White Grape Juice / Orange Juice
1. Cut the fruit and allow it to soak in the fridge overnight in a shallow container filled with rum.
2. Rub lime on the rim of the glass and line it with cane sugar.
3. Fill 1/3 of a cocktail glass with fruit and add a shot of rum / brandy.
4. In a jug, mix one packet of grape juice with 1 bottle of red wine. Add 1 cup of sugar and mix it vigorously. If it is too sweet, add some soda. Wine can be added as desired.
5. Pour this mix over the fruit + rum + ice mix.
6. Garnish with a sprig of mint and enjoy.
*White wine and rum can be substituted for red wine / dark rum.