BASEBALL COCKTAILS for Opening Day
Every Spring all other sports must make way
For the Boys of Summer to come out to play.
It's as American as apple pie, or so they say,
And we need some BASEBALL COCKTAILS for Opening Day!
1.75 oz gin
0.75 oz vermouth
0.75 oz dry vermouth
2 Fresh Mint Sprig
Garnish: Mint sprig and orange twist
Glass: Cocktail (Martini)
Chill glass. Stir the ingredients, including 1 mint sprig, in a cocktail mixing glass filled with ice, strain into chilled glass, garnish with 2nd mint sprig and orange twist.
TAKE ME OUT
TO THE BALLGAME
(aka The Peanuts & Cracker Jack Cocktail)
2 Oz Whiskey
1 Oz Frangelico
1 Oz Amaretto
¼ Oz Squeezed Lemon Juice
Pinch of Sea Salt
4 Oz Club Soda
Garnish rim with a handful of finely crushed Cracker Jacks.
Rim glass in lemon then dip in the Cracker Jacks, chill glass in freezer. Add the whiskey, Frangelico, Amaretto, lemon juice and salt to an ice filled cocktail shaker, shake until cold then strain into an ice filled glass and top off with the soda.
2-1/4 Oz Gin
3/4 Oz Orange Flavored Brandy
Splash of Orange Juice
Pour all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Shake well, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
(aka The Mickey Mantle Cocktail)
1 (or more) Shots of Brandy
Splash of Kahlua
This is directly from a Sports Illustrated article written by Mickey Mantle written in 1994 called "Time In A Bottle" where he discusses his battle with alcoholism.
HAPPY OPENING DAY!
PLEASE DRINK RESPONSIBLY