To arms.


Cocktails.

I’ve been interested in melee weapons ever since I was a kid, but my interest in cocktails really didn’t develop until I had kids.

Never liked martinis, or or gin and tonics, the blue stuff the barber keeps his scissors in, or anything else that tastes like witch hazel.

I want my daiquiri frilly, bartender, and I want it now.

We use The Ultimate Book of Cocktails around here for day-to-day mixology, but my go-to, it’s Friday-night-at-eight-o-clock-and-it’s-time-to-get-my-Downton-Abbey-on cocktail is a Long Island Iced Tea prepared by the lovely and talented Mrs. Zheng3. Here’s her recipe:

Mrs. Zheng3’s Long Island Iced Tea

Contains 3.25 shots of booze. Be careful.

3/4 shot Triple Sec
3/4 shot vodka
3/4 shot white rum
1/2 shot gin
1/2 shot tequila
2 tablespoons frozen lemonade concentrate
1 shot sours mix
1/4 freshly squeezed lemon
splash of non-diet Coca-Cola

Mix in a cocktail shaker with lots of ice. Garnish with a lemon wedge and serve.

 

This Long Island Iced Tea recipe is distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. You are free to share and remix (especially remix) this work, but you must attribute it to the lovely and talented Mrs. Zheng3, but not in any way that suggests that the lovely and talented Mrs. Zheng3 endorses you or your use of the work.)

Warning: the consumption of this beverage limits your capacity to avoid responding to idiots on Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of social media.

Download the Zheng3 Cocktail Arsenal from Thingiverse if you have a 3D printer, or you can have Ponoko print you a set if you don’t.

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