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What Are The Best Mocktail Recipes?

It’s been a tough month for alcohol, with England recently issuing new and strict guidelines concerning alcohol intake. Although their Prime Minister David Cameron is an admitted drinker, England has officially endorsed a limit of 14 units of alcohol per week.

If Britons and other nations do indeed start putting less alcohol in their flasks, it would be helpful to find suitable replacements for their alcoholic beverages. Instead of switching to coffee or tea, how about a mocktail?

What is a Mocktail?

A mocktail is defined as a nonalcoholic drink consisting of a mixture of fruit juices or other soft drinks. More specifically, it consists of mixers and drinks that would normally be used with vodka and other hard alcohols. Imagine drinking a cocktail mixed with grenadine, sprite, and a lime, but sans the vodka.

Best Easy to Make Mocktail Recipes

Shirley Temple

shirley templeThis is probably the most famous mocktail out there, and was invented in Beverly Hills, California in the 1930’s by a bartender at Chasen’s Restaurant. Apparently it was invented because Shirley Temple, famous child actress, visited the restaurant often and could obviously not drink alcohol.

The recipe is simple: 1/2 an ounce of grenadine, and 4 ounces of ginger ale.

  1. Add grenadine to a tumbler with ice cubes
  2. Top it off with ginger ale. You can also use Sprite.
  3. Then garnish it with a Maraschino cherry or an orange wedge.

Virgin Mary

The Bloody Mary is a classic alcoholic beverage that is not for the faint of heart. Inspired by Queen Mary of England executing protestants, the bloody mary was made to resemble her Mary’s bloodthirsty ways. Not to worry for mocktail lovers – the non-alcoholic version is indeed tasty.

The recipe is not complicated, but the ingredients are more complicated than your average mocktail: 3/4 cup of chilled tomato juice, teaspoon of Tobasco sauce, 2 teaspoons of Worcesterchire sauce, teaspoon of lemon juice, pinch of pepper, pinch of salt, celery stick.

  1. Toss all of the ingedients together into a cocktail shaker, shake it, then pour into glass.
  2. Rub lemon juice around the rim of the glass, then lay salt around the rim of the glass.
  3. Place celery stick in glass, and wait for the lemon juice/salt combo to dry.

Virgin Mojito, aka Nojito

mojitoEveryone loves a tasty mojito. The reason is due to its sweetness, which thankfully for the non-alcoholic drinkers, does not preclude its tastiness if alcohol is removed from the equation.

The recipe is easy to make: 1 oz of lime juice, 4 oz seltzer or club soda, 5 mint leaves, and 1 teaspoon of brown sugar.

  1. Mix together lime juice, brown sugar and mint leaves in a high glass.
  2. Press a spoon against the few mint leave to extract the mint juice.
  3. Fill the glass with ice, and then stir.
  4. Top it off with Club Soda or seltzer. (If you don’t have any brown sugar, then switch the club soda with Sprite).

 

Hot Alcoholic Beverages to Warm Up Your Holidays

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It’s December, which means one thing: it’s cold outside! But that doesn’t mean that you can’t put together a few warm ingredients and create your own hot alcoholic beverage. A fireplace might
warm you up, but a hot whiskey will make you feel good as well.

Here are 5 awesome hot alcoholic beverages to bolster your winter cheer:

Peppery Ginger Cider

This is a great drink because it has a sweet but sharp kick to it. Spiked with bourbon and ginger liquor, it has a potent taste of flavor. Start by mixing apple cider with regular bourbon, and pour them into a small saucepan. Then slowly start to pour in and stir the ginger liquer and lemon juice. In terms of liquid, that is all you need. If you want to get more authentic, you can add in a few Luxardo cherries, cracked black pepper, and a slice of ginger. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces apple cider
  • 4 ounces bourbon
  • 3 ounces ginger liqueur
  • Tablespoon lemon juice
  • Luxardo cherries
  • Cracked black pepper

Tequila Mint Hot Chocolate

Who says that Tequila is only meant for raucous drunktequila nights out on the town? It can also be used for a soothing Christmasy hot drink. Take a medium saucepan, and mix ¼ cup of cocoa powder with sugar and a pinch of salt. Then pour in milk, milk chocolate, and bittersweet chocolate. Heat this up over a medium flame, while constantly stirring it.

Once the chocolate is fully melted and the mixture is a full liquid, add in tequila and peppermint schnapps. Mix further, then feel free to add either whipped cream, mint, or both! Now this is what a professional hot chocolate should taste like!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon  sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces peppermint schnapps
  • Whipped cream and/or mint leaf garnish

Scotch Hotty Toddy

No hot winter beverage list would be complete without scotch! Hotty Toddy’s are known for being both an enjoyable drink as well as a potential cute for cold-like remedies. Looking for the best recipe? Than look no further. Flasks.com has just what you need:

Take any scotch (save the good stuff for straight drinking), and mix it with honey syrup (even regular honey works), lemon juice, and water. Add to a pot and cook over a medium flame until it boils. Then add a cinnamon stick, star anise, allspice berries, and an orange peel.

Make sure you sip this slowly so that you enjoy the taste and don’t burn yourself either! And if you’re in a hurry but you just made a huge pot, then let the hotty toddy cool off a bit to warm/room temperature, and add it to a huge flask for on-the-go.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 ounces of Scotch
  • 1/2 ounce honey syrup
  • Lemon wedge
  • 1.5 ounces hot water
  • Cinnamon stick, star anise, allspice berries
  • Orange peel

Flasks.com hopes that you enjoy your hot beverages in the warmth of your homes. Happy Holidays!

Flasks.com’s Veteran’s Day Drinks Recommendations

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Veteran’s Day is an important day in America, and was actually established on November 12th, 1919, by President Woodrow Wilson. Originally referring to it as Armistice day, Wilson stated the following:

“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.”

In honor of our veterans, the one thing we can always do is offer up a drink. Flasks.com gives you the three best drinks to have in honor of Veteran’s Day:

Perhaps the most fitting drink in name is called the Army Ranger. The recipe is pretty simple, and might appear to younger vets. Jagermeister, Rum, and Red Bull is all you need to swig an Army Ranger.vets day 2

The exact ingredients are .5 oz of Rum, 1 oz of Jagermeister, and 8 oz of Red Bull (or depending how much your heart can handle). Mix all of these together with crushed ice in a glass. For the best appearance, you can garnish it with mint leaves.

The Forget Me Not drink is a source of pride for vets, and is drank to remember all vets – both fallen and living. The recipe for this is for those with a sweet tooth, and can handle hard drinks. This particular drink has 2 variations: One version contains 1 oz of apple Schnapps mixed with .75 oz of cherry liquer. The other version is a bit more bombastic, and contains: 2 shots of absinthe, 2 shots of black Sambuca, and 2 shots of Baileys. Wow! You might need a really large flask to carry all that. That latter version is no small beans, and should you drink it, you will likely forget what happened for the night. Ironic, isn’t it?

beer 2The final drink is interesting because it only came to be known after the Navy Seal who shot Osama Bin Laden was interviewed by Esquire Magazine, and mentioned off hand that he and some mates were drinking Commando Ale. Here is the original article in which he mentions the mysterious brew.

Unfortunately there is no recipe available for it, but it is said to be a very strong homebrew beer, with a young kick but very tasty. The original recipe is said to originate from Scotland, where Commando Ale is served in various pubs. If any readers can find more information about Commando Ale – definitely let us know and message us on our Facebook page!

California’s Favorite Drinks

California is known for many things: beaches, Hollywood, farms, good weather, and a laid back environment. On September 9, 1850, California was admitted to the Union as the 31st state. To celebrate this, we are going to list our top five must have California drinks.

rum and cokeCalifornians Google the term “rum and Coke” more than any other state in America. And for good reason. Rum and Coke is a classic cocktail that can be serve with ice and help cool off anyone – no matter the day in the calendar or year. An easy trick for an automatic ice cold rum and Coke – keep a shot of rum stored in a 2 oz keychain flask, buy an ice cold Coke from any store, and viola, you’ve got yourself a few sips of California’s favorite drink!

The Sidecar is considered to be California’s favorite drink, and is a cocktail that is generally made primarily with Cognac, mixed with some form of orange Liqueur. Generally these orange liqueur’s are Cointreau, or really any triple sec. The third and most important ingredient is lemon juice, which gives it its strong citrus flavor. The sidecar has been around for roughly 100 years, and first appeared in literature in 1907. It is named after actual sidecars – the motorcycle attachment – and became popular around the time of World War 1, most likely in London or Paris. The Ritz Hotel in Paris is on record claiming to have invented or hosted the origin of the drink.

Drinking in California would not be complete until one has a Mai Tai, known for its bursting fruity flavor. The Mai Tai is a cocktail mixed together with white and gold rum, some pineapple juice, and a splash of lime juice (though some use orange juice). Trader Vic (real name Victor Buergon) is known as having invented the drink in an Oakland Restaurant that bore his name, over 50 years ago. Legend has it that when he created this cocktail, patrons of the restaurant who drank it exclaimed “Maitai Roa” which translates to “very good”.martini

Would you believe us if we said that Martinis were invented in California? Though nowadays the Martini is no longer a cocktail on its own but rather a class of drinks with many variations such as Appletinis and Vodka martinis. They say that the first Martini was created in 1862 and originally called a Martinez, because it honored the small town of Martinez, California. The reason for this seemingly random homage is due to a local bartender named Julio Richelieu who ran a saloon and created the drink there. History is thankful to Richelieu for created the drink, and some famous people to enjoy martinis were: Winston Churchill, Truman Capote, Ernest Hemingway, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Thank you to California for inventing the Martini, Mai Tai’s, and the Sidecar!

 

 

Celebrate New Orleans with Cocktails & Mixed Drinks

La Nouvelle-Orléans, now known as New Orleans, was founded on May 7, 1718. The original inhabitants were French, under the helm of Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville.

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After 297 years, New Orleans is continually mentioned as one of the party capitals of America. This means one thing: The history of The Big Easy involves alcohol on a serious level, and not just during Mardis Gras.

To celebrate the anniversary of New Orleans, here are three classic Nawlins drinks that everyone should try:

The Hurricane

While many locals will roll their eyes at the mention of The Hurricane simply because it is a classic tourists’ favorite, there is no denying its place in history. Started in the 1940’s, the Hurricane started as a rum and passion fruit mixture, but now is often offered up as a powder mixed with rum and juice. Proper variations include both light and dark rum, real passion fruit, orange juice, lime juice, grenadine, with an orange slice on the side. Best served ice cold.

The Sazerac

Would you believe us if we told you that this is the Official State Cocktail of Louisiana? Considered to be America’s first cocktail, this drink was created in a French Quarter bar and named after a brandy of a similar name. Nowadays the drink consists of a crushed sugar cube, 1.5 oz of Sazerac Rye Whiskey, Herbsaint, 2-4 dashes of Peychaud’s Bitters, lemon oil, and a lemon peel. For the most authentic version of this drink, be sure to check out The Sazerac Bar, in downtown New Orleans.

Classic Vieux Carré

Named after the French Quarter, this mixed drink was created in the 1930’s by Walter Bergeron in Hotel Monteleone. The ingredients include half an ounce of Benedictine liqueur, rye whiskey, cognac, sweet vermouth, as well as a few dashes of Peychaud and angostura bitters. The ingredients might look funny, but when mixed together, form a deliciously potent cocktail.

Cajun Bloody Mary

What would a proper New Orleans party be without a modified Bloody Mary? Leave it to the Big Easy to take an already intense drink and make it spicy. Super spicy. This version of the Bloody Mary involves a heavy amount of tomato juice, sprinkled with some variation of the following: lime juice, lemon juice, garlic powder, fresh black pepper, tabasco sauce, okra, and of course, a lot of vodka. Garnish with a celery stick if you must.

These four mixed drinks epitomize the various elements of New Orleans: ranging from the fruity, the historic, the potent, and the heavy, all combine together to give one a taste of both the history and the richness of New Orleans. Incorporate one of these drinks in your drinking games when you celebrate! Cheers, and happy anniversary to The Big Easy!

The Kindness of Cocktails

Thursday November 13 is World Kindness Day. While one doesn’t need a specific day for us to be kind to each other, it’s good to have a day where we can pamper each other and be pampered.

If coming home after a day at work and being greeted by a cocktail isn’t your usual practice then World Kindness Day is a great way to get the ball rolling.

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Martini
For a while, the Martini was the in-drink and it’s very Mad Menesque to commence your evening by drinking one. Containing gin and vermouth it was made famous by James Bond and his catchcry of shaken, not stirred.

Bloody Mary
If you prefer things a bit spicier, than the Bloody Mary may be the drink for you. The basic ingredients are vodka and tomato juice followed by seasoning such as Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco, pepper, lemon juice and horseradish. Often there will be a celery stalk sticking out of the glass.

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Kamikaze
If your night is only beginning you may like to kick things off with a Kamikaze. With vodka, triple sec and lime juice it is just the drink to get the ball rolling.

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Gin and Tonic
For someone who hasn’t had the best of days and is in need of somewhat of a pick-me-up, there is no better way to do this than a Gin and tonic. You can drown your sorrows and deal with the pain via this classic drink. Following a couple of these, everything is going to feel better.

Tequila Sunrise
For those of you in the southern hemisphere, November 13 is in the spring and it will still be sunny outside when you get home. If you want to take advantage of the remaining daylight hours, the Tequila Sunrise may be just the drink to do it with. Containing tequila, orange juice and grenadine, it is a drink that feels very summery.

When it comes to cocktails, there is going to be some preparation involved. When one goes out to a bar, one doesn’t appreciate how much mess is involved in cocktail preparation.

You need to cut things up, squeeze them, pour and shake and blend. It is important to clean up after yourself so the person isn’t greeted by the mess of cocktail making. Clean up after yourself so those surprised by the cocktails can be greeted by a spotless kitchen.

If there are leftovers, you can pour them into the nearest flask.

Drinks for Movember 2014

The onset of November means that Movember is taking place – a month when all things mustache are in vogue. Mustache flasks are more in fashion than they are the other 11 months of the year.

With this in mind, we dedicate this post to all cocktails Mo related.


MOjito
It doesn’t have to be November for you to love this classical cocktail. It is a fan favorite all 12 months of the year. Made from white rum, sugar, lime juice, mint and sparkling water, this drink is loved by millions. Created in Cuba, it has spread the world. It was the favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway – given how much the Old Man of the Sea enjoyed his alcohol, this is a big accolade.

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MOloko Plus

The Moloko Plus actually came the book A Clockwork Orange. The cocktail is mentioned in the book, but no recipe was given for it. The only details were that it contained milk. In light of this, bartenders have experimented with their own versions. There is no universal recipe, but it’s widely accepted that it contains Absinthe, Anisette Liqueur, Irish Cream Liqueur and milk. Ironically it doesn’t contain anything with an orange flavor.

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MiMOsa

Speaking of orange, the Mimosa definitely contains that. The classical recipe is one part champagne, one part orange juice, although you can use any citrus juice you’d like. It’s a very popular wedding drink, especially for those that begin early in the day. It is believed to have been invented at the Hotel Ritz Paris back in the 1920s. You always want to pour the champagne in first – this is better for the consistency of the finished product. These needs to be served chilled, so if you are preparing them ahead of time, make sure they are kept cold.
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CosMOpolitan
There is a lot of debate surrounding the origins of this classic cocktail – who exactly invented it when. What isn’t up for discussion is how delicious it is. Containing a citrus flavored vodka, Cointreau, cranberry juice and lime juice this drink was always popular, but skyrocketed in fame thanks to Sex and the City. In the late 90s and early 00s, this was the drink of choice for women all over the world.

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GodMOther
This is the more genteel version of the Godfather. That drink is made up of scotch whisky and amaretto while this one consists of vodka and amaretto. No word if Cinderella’s fairy godmother only appeared after she began drinking a number of these.

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MOoonwalk

This apparently was the first thing the Apollo 11 astronauts drunk on their return to Earth. Combine some grapefruit juice, Grand Marnier with a dash of rosewater and you have it. It appears as though Michael Collins was the only member of Apollo 11 who ever sported a mustache.

Have a great Movember!

Around the World in 80 Drinks: UN Day

United Nations Day, celebrated October 24th, marks the anniversary of the signing of the United Nations Charter back in 1945. The UN brings together over 190 countries and nations from around the world, and we all know what else brings together a diverse group – alcohol!

Let’s take a look at some UN members’ greatest contributions to the international libation community.

Ireland – Guinness
Despite the black stuff being brewed in 60 countries and available in over 100, it will always be synonymous with Ireland. Arthur Guinness began brewing the beer that bears his name back in 1759 and the drink immediately took off. Well what else was there to do back then? The logo is the Trinity College harp and many Guinness drinkers would appreciate musical accompaniment to their singing following drinking of a few pints.

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Greece – Ouzo
Greece is known for its cuisine just as well as its known for its beautiful islands. Ouzo, the favored anise-flavored aperitif of the nation is best served with a Greek Salad as an appetizer, with Moussaka as a main dish, or with some Baklava for dessert. There’s no wrong way to enjoy ouzo, so long as you throw in an “Opa!”

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Mexico – Tequila

Distilled from the Blue Agave plant, no drink is more associated with a region than tequila is with Mexico. Named for the Mexican city where it was first distilled, tequila comes in a variety of ages, flavors, and styles for whatever your preferred method of consumption. Take a shot or raise a salt-rimmed Margarita and Salud! Mexico and their indispensable contribution to many, many hangovers.

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Japan – Sake

Rice is a staple of Japanese cuisine, so it makes perfect sense that the fermented rice drink sake originated in Japan. And much like rice, there’s about a hundred different ways to brew and serve sake. Warm sake, chilled sake, sake bombs – whatever way you like it, drink up the deliciousness on UN Day!

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Eastern Europe – Slivovitz
Popular and primarily produced in the Slavic regions, this plum distilled spirit has made its way to an international audience. Also known as “plum brandy,” Slivovitz is a legendary libation with its own customs for consumption in every city and region it’s enjoyed. Get to know yours and salute the Slavs for this historic drink!

Russia – Vodka
In Russian, vodka means water and they drink it as such. While other countries in Eastern Europe may want to claim some of the credit for themselves, it is Russia that is the king and contributor of this cocktail classic.

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Disputed – Pisco
Chile and Peru both lay claim to the drink that is a yellowish brandy. There is only one way to settle this – Pisco shots between the Presidents of Chile and Peru. Last person standing is the winner and claims the pisco to their country. There is no truth to the rumor that Joe Piscopo changed his name following a night on the Pisco.

Whose national drink will you be celebrating UN Day with?

Celebrating Food, Flasks & Fun Drinks on World Food Day

Thursday October 16th is World Food Day, marking the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations back in 1945. And what goes better with a delicious meal than a fine cocktail or stiff drink? In celebration of World Food Day, let’s take a look at some of the food-based origins of our favorite cocktail, spirit, liqueur, and hard alcohol ingredients!

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Vodka – The staple and supporting actor of most cocktails, vodka was traditionally made by distilling grain or potatoes but we’ve come a long way, baby. Nowadays you can find top-shelf vodka made from sugar cane, corn, and even grapes. Give vodka the star treatment by drinking up with a classic one-ingredient concoction like a Screwdriver (vodka and orange juice) or Vodka/Cranberry (vodka and cranberry juice).

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Gin – James Bond likes his shaken, not stirred. Snoop Dogg sips on it with juice. We’re talking about gin, of course. The source of this spirit is in its name —“gin” comes from the Dutch, French, and Italian names for “juniper,” the berry from which its flavor is derived. Enjoy juniper berries straight up in salute to gin, or pair with tonic for the classic, eponymous cocktail Gin & Tonic.

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Rum – Light, Golden, Dark, Spiced – all rum may not be created equally, but their inception is the same. Distilled from molasses or sugarcane juice, the sweet stuff isn’t just popular with pirates and in cocktails. Rum is a fixture in rum-flavored cakes, rum-based sauces, and even rum flavored ice cream, offering plenty of ways to celebrate World Food Day with actual food!

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Triple Sec – If you’ve ever wondered why your cocktail tasted orangey, that’s probably because it contains a helping of triple sec. This tasty flavoring liqueur is made from (surprise!) oranges. And while the liqueur may not provide you with a Vitamin C boost, it definitely boosts the taste (not to mention alcohol content) of classics like the Kamikaze and Cosmopolitan.

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Bitters – Many cocktails call for the use of bitters as a flavoring agent – but what exactly are they? One of the most popular is Angostura Bitters which is a mixture of water, alcohol, herbs and spices. There is a lot of confusion about this as not that many people know the actual recipe. What we do know is that this magical concoction not only adds a tasty element to cocktails, but also has plenty of health benefits. The most popular benefit? Nausea and upset stomach relief.

Grenadine – While not technically an alcohol, grenadine is as vital to fancy cocktails as flasks are to tailgating. The sweet red stuff comes from pomegranate and is used to provide both flavor and color to a drink; grenadine is the setting sun in both a Tequila Sunrise and Sea Breeze. And while the sugar-filled syrup may not make it on its own, enjoy a pomegranate in salute of this saccharine wonder.

What will you be eating to honor World Food Day and more importantly what will your flask be filled with?

On Top with the Best Cocktails from Down Under

October 8th is the birthday of Paul Hogan, the iconic Australian well-known for his role as Crocodile Dundee and those “Throw the Shrimp on the Barbie” commercials.

We don’t have any crocodile-print flasks but we have plenty of other animal print flasks.

So this Wednesday, put the Fosters down and mark this milestone with our selected Down Under-themed cocktails. *Cheers!*


Pavlova
Pay homage to Australia’s favorite dessert with this vodka, vanilla liquor, strawberries and passionfruit cocktail. This drink is going to spin your head around faster than a boomerang!

Boomerang

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Speaking of boomerangs, this cocktail combining gin and citrus flavors is one that is big on flavor and smooth as silk. A couple of these and you will start to think that Vegemite tastes good!

Crocodile

We can’t celebrate the birthday of Crocodile Dundee without a proper crocodile-themed drink.

Take some Midori, vodka, triple sec, Sweet and Sour mix and Sprite and combine them all together. Don’t be surprised if after drunk some Crocodile you start breaking out Crocodile Rock. Crikey!

Barrier Reef

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This is one of the wonders of the natural world and so too is this drink a wonder.

Combine gin, Cointreau, Bitters, Blue Curacao, Vanilla Ice Cream and put it in a blender. The resultant drink is going to result in something as marvelous as the reef.

Pina Colada

There’s nothing inherently Australian about this drink per se, but Australian scientists have been working on a coconut-flavored pineapple. Making Pina Coladas has never been easier.

In Australia, they love to drink and they love their flasks. Happy Birthday Hoges!