I'll answer some more of the questions later but I've got to get to the gym and wanted to get this down. Thanks for the kind words though guys. I appreciate it.
So, back to Wednesday's lesson - Highball drinks. As we learned before, they are all "and" drinks. If someone asks for a gin and tonic or a vodka and cranberry, those are served in a highball glass.
A couple of pro tips before I go over some of the recipes:
-Any time a drink has "screw" in the name - it means the drink contains orange juice
-Any time a drink has "wall" in the name - it means the drink contains Galliano.
-If the liquor is vodka, and there is anything red in the drink - it gets cranberry juice
-If the liquor is anything else, and there is anything red in the drink - it gets grenadine
On to the recipes (I'll skip the obvious like G&T and Scotch and soda.) In all recipes, fill the highball glass with ice to the brim. Unless otherwise stated, the drink contains 1oz of liquor and is filled with the liquid of choice.
-Cuba Libre - now, according to the instructor, here in south Florida, this is always served with Bacardi, the reason being that Bacardi was originally a Cuban rum and the old timer Cubans prefer it in their drinks. 1oz Bacardi, fill with coke, lime squeeze or wedge.
-Screw Driver - 1oz vodka, fill with oj
-Harvey Wallbanger - 1oz vodka, fill with oj, float 1/2oz of Galliano, orange slice garnish
-Sloe Comfortable Screw - 1/2oz vodka, 1/2oz Southern Comfort, fill with oj, cherry garnish. To make it a Sloe Comfortable Screw against the Wall - add a float of Galliano.
-Tequila Sunrise - 1oz tequilla, fill with oj, 1/2oz Grenadine float, cherry garnish. If made with grapefruit juice, this drink is called a Tequila Sunset.
-Greyhound - 1oz vodka, fill with grapefruit juice. A Greyhound with a salted rim is called a Salty Dog.
-Cape Cod - 1oz vodka, fill with cranberry juice, lime wedge.
-Madras - 1oz vodka, fill 1/2 with oj, 1/2 with cranberry juice
-Sea Breeze - 1oz vodka, fill 1/2 with grapefruit juice, 1/2 with cranberry juice
-Bay Breeze - 1oz vodka, fill 1/2 with pineapple juice, 1/2 with cranberry juice
Pro tip - to remember these think of the types of water in the name. The sea is rough. Grapefruit juice is rough. The bay is calm. Pineapple juice is calm.
-Sex on the Beach - 1/2oz vodka, 1/2 peach schnapps, fill 1/2 with oj, 1/2 with cranberry juice. Acronym to remember this by - VCOP - Very Crazy Old People - Very (vodka) Crazy (cranberry) Old (orange juice) People (peach schnapps)
-Fuzzy Navel - 1oz peach schnapps, fill with oj
-Hairy Navel - 1/2oz vodka, 1/2oz peach schnapps, fill with oj