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leave a kiss within the cup

What better way to allay fears over the impending collapse of Western civilization than with the first edition of the Metameat Bar Guide? (Permanently placed here; contributions welcome.)


Dirty Shirley

1½ oz. vodka
1 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. superfine sugar
4 oz. tonic water
1 tsp. grenadine

Combine vodka, lemon juice, and sugar over ice in shaker. Strain into highball glass, top off with tonic water, and drop grenadine into center of drink. Garnish with maraschino cherry.


East London Punch

2 oz. gin
1½ oz. orange juice
1½ oz. tonic water
½ oz. lemon juice

Combine gin, orange juice, and lemon juice over ice in collins class and stir well. Top off with tonic water and garnish with lemon wedge.


Grant's Famous Sour Mix
Makes 2½ cups.

4 tbsp. superfine sugar (also can use raw sugar)
1 cup lemon juice
½ cup fresh lime juice
½ cup Rose's lime juice
½ cup fresh tangerine juice

Add sugar slowly to lemon juice, stirring briskly to dissolve sugar as much as possible. Next, stir in lime juice, Rose's, and tangerine juice. Can be made ahead of time in large batches for rapid drink creation.

Mixes well with amaretto, whiskey, tequila, or whatever else you like. To make sour cocktails, add 1½ oz. of booze to 2-3 oz. of sour mix in a shaker and serve neat.


Happy Accident
It was come by accidentally, and made us happy.

1½ oz. Absolut Kurant vodka
5 oz. tonic water
1 tsp. Rose's lime juice

Place several ice cubes in a highball glass; add Kurant, then tonic water. Drop in lime juice and let it diffuse through the drink of its own volition. Garnish with lime wedge.

Variation: the Tangy Accident, made with Absolut Citron.


Lynchburg Limón-ade
Also of Grant's invention; a twist on a Kentucky/supermarket classic.

½ oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. raw sugar
1½ oz. Jack Daniels
1½ oz. Bacardi Limón
2 oz. Club Soda

In a collins glass, stir the lemon juice and raw sugar until mostly dissolved. Add the Jack Daniels and Bacardi Limón and ice and stir well. Top off with club soda and a wedge of lemon.


Mutiny on the Bounty
We found this disturbing yet irresistible, and it made our heads hurt in the morning.

2 oz. rum
½ oz. cherry brandy
1 oz. lemon juice
1 tsp. raw sugar
3 oz. fresh coconut milk

Combine ingredients in cocktail shaker. Shake well and strain into collins glass.


The Waste Land
This was made at a party in 1997; we'd all had a few by then, and I believe the challenge was to create something drinkable based on iced tea. I'm not at all certain that these were the exact ingredients, nor am I certain that it was really a good drink, but it certainly spoke, with the voice of thunder,

2 oz. vodka
½ oz. triple sec
1½ oz. sour mix
1½ oz. cola
¼ oz. lemon juice
4 oz. iced tea

Combine vodka, triple sec, sour mix, and lemon juice over ice in a cocktail shaker. Strain into collins glass. Top with iced tea and cola. Stir well.


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