• July 23, 2021
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This list is the compilation of all the mini-theme menus from my alcohol reviews.

Blackberry Old Fashioned

This is not your grandparents old fashioned. The berry in it gives it a modern feel and taste. Keeping the whiskey true to its own taste is the key to this one and adding the bitters and sugar makes it sing.

In a rocks glass

1 teaspoon granulated sugar
3 drops Bitters
2 Blackberries
Smoosh the sugar, bitters, and blackberries together
Add 2oz Blackberry whiskey
Add 3 Ice cubes
Splash soda water on top
Garnish with mint leaf and blackberry


The Press

Usually, a “Press” is made with Vodka, this whiskey however is light enough to make it into this and it tastes amazing. For myself I like a little lemon squeezed into the drink, it adds a freshness and zing that’s great for summertime.

In a Collins glass with ice
2 oz Blackberry Whiskey
Fill Half with Sprite
Fill the Rest with Soda Water
Garnish with a lemon wheel


The Brambleberry

A hot August night when the brambles have overtaken your yard and you didn’t realize it until now. This drink will have you sloughing that chore off for a different weekend. Sit back and enjoy the view of all of the berries that the birds will enjoy before you get to them.

In a shaker tin
Add half-ice
1 ½ oz Blackberry Whiskey
Splash Cranberry Juice
Splash Sweet and Sour mix
Shake and strain into a rocks glass


Blackberry Pie A La Mode

This does taste like pie. The warm spices in the Chai Tea are just the right flavors combined with the berry. This drink can transport you right to the kitchen that your grandma used to bake in. The lingering taste on the back of your tongue is sweet and, with the vanilla mimicking the ice cream on top.

In a rocks glass
1 ½ oz Blackberry Whiskey
¼ oz Vanilla Chai Tea Simple Syrup

This is a mini-theme menu is dedicated to some of the women from Pirates of the Caribbean.

Tia Dalma:

The Sea Goddess Calypso

  • In a wine goblet
  • 2 oz George Ocean Coffee Rum
  • Fill half and half
  • Splash cola

Anamaria

A tough female smuggler and pirate who operated in the Caribbean

  • In a beer mug
  • 3 oz George Ocean Coffee Rum
  • Fill with Porter beer

Angelica

She is the secondary antagonist and anti-heroine of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. She is an old flame of Jack Sparrow, as well as the daughter of the ruthless pirate Blackbeard.

  • In a tall glass with Ice
  • 2 oz George Ocean Coffee Rum
  • 1 oz vanilla vodka
  • Fill with Ginger Ale


Mini-Through the Looking Glass Theme Menu.

Painting the roses… pink?

In a tall glass with ice

  • 1 ½ oz Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
  • Fill with Strawberry Seltzer
  • Garnish with a lemon wedge

Cheshire smile

In a rocks glass

  • 1 oz Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
  • 5 drops blue curacao
  • Swirl gently
  • Add ice

Garden party

In a wine carafe

  • ½ lemon sliced
  • ½ lime sliced
  • A handful of fresh raspberries
  • Fill halfway with ice
  • 8 oz Greenall’s Wild Berry Gin
  • 2 oz Cucumber Lime vodka
  • Fill with Lemonade
  • Stir gently


Mini-Simpsons Theme Menu.

Mrs. Krabapple

Like many other teachers at Springfield Elementary School, Mrs. Krabappel smoked heavily, especially during school hours. It was also implied that Edna Krabappel drank heavily, as when Marge arrived at the school to use a restroom and noticed Edna sleeping in class and uttering “stupid hangover”.

tall glass with Ice

  • 2 oz. Agave BOOM!
  • Fill with pineapple seltzer
  • Garnish with Lime

Moe Szyslak

Moe is often engaged in shady or illegal activities at his tavern, including smuggling pandas and orcas, hosting Russian roulette games, operating an unlicensed casino, serving liquor without a license as his expired in 1973 and it is only good in Rhode Island as well as being signed by Moe himself. Moe is notoriously cheap with his customers, refusing to give them free drinks, or throwing them out when they are out of money.

Bucket glass

  • 2 ice cubes
  • 2 oz. Agave BOOM!
  • Float pineapple juice
  • Garnish with a cherry

Otto Mann

Otto Mann is notable for being the cool, pot-smoking bus driver, maniacal driver, lover of heavy metal music, and propensity for the 1980’s junkie lifestyle. He has been seen at Alcoholics Anonymous meetings: “My name is Otto, and I love to get blotto!”

Shot glass

  • A Chilled shot of Agave BOOM!

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Michelle

Ex-AFK Bartender, writes about live music, locals, MtG, and generally nerdy stuff.

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