If there’s one disadvantage to heading to my local hangout, Ivee’s on Main, for my 50th birthday it was that most of the guys there know me. So when the offered to set me up with a stripper, I should have run, and run fast. Crap, they couldn’t even come up with an ugly girl, instead settling for an ugly cross dresser. I guess they figured after the shooters that I had been plied with I wouldn’t notice the difference. But I did…
As for those shooters, two that I had were new and worthy of reporting here. The first was an Ivee’s staple, the Cherry Bomb. Very simple, really.
- 1 oz Dr. Macgillicuddy’s Cherry Schnapps
- 1 oz Red Bull
Mix them together in a shooter glass and down the hatch!
This is actually not too bad a shooter. It is very sweet and picks up the unique Red Bull taste. And it goes down very easy!
The second shooter I had that night worth mentioning is the Lunchbox
- 1 oz beer
- 1 oz orange juice
- 1 oz amaretto
Mix the beer and orange juice in a rocks glass. Pour the amaretto into a shot glass. Drop the shot glass with the amaretto into the rocks glass and then drink it down.
While the mix of ingredients sounds relatively gross, the combination works well. The sweet orange juice and nutty amaretto combine nicely and the beer gives it a bit more bite. And it’s not quite as deadly as an Irish Car Bomb (which was also consumed that night!)
So there you go, two shooters to celebrate your next birthday with!