Category: Shooter


Russian Quaalude

The wife is home!!! I can start drinking again.  Serious drinking.  Forget where I am drinking.  Help me drinking.

It’s not really that bad, but I have to say that it is so much more fun to make a cocktail and talk about it.  Time for a fun one – the Russian Quaalude.  This one can be made three ways – a pousse-cafe, served up or on the rocks.

  • 0.75 ounce Frangelico
  • 0.75 ounce Irish creme liqueur (Baileys)
  • 0.75 ounce vodka

For a pousse-cafe, layer everything carefully in a shot glass and wow your friends with your skills.  Otherwise be an everyman and shake everything over ice and serve either in a rocks glass over ice or straight up in a martini glass.

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • This is liquid desert, unfortunately I had it right before dinner.
  • Basically a Nutty Irishman with the added benefit of vodka to warm the belly.
  • Tastes like Baileys, with nuts.  The ladies will love it.

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 8/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Sweetness: 9/10
  • Maybe next time I will have this AFTER dinner as it should be served.
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Blue-Eyed Blonde

It’s a birthday!  Today we celebrated my sister’s birthday with a family dinner at PF Changs.  It’s always great to get the together with the family, but when done with a family dinner I could always use a drink!  When everyone was enjoying their deserts served in shot glasses the choice seemed obvious – time for a first on davedrinks – shooter!

  • 0.5 ounce Frangelico
  • 0.5 ounce creme de banane
  • 0.5 blue curacao

This is a “pousse-cafe” drink – so you have to careful making this.  Start with a clean shot glass, and pour in the Frangelico.  Next slowly pour in the creme de banane over the back of a spoon, being careful not to mix the ingredients.  Finally add the blue curacao over the same way and you have a Blue-Eyed Blonde!

Dave’s Thoughts:

  • It’s a family soother.
  • Nutty, bannana-y with a hint of orange.
  • This would be a great alternative to a sweet treat after dinner!

Tasting Notes:

  • Dave’s Rating: 8/10
  • Strength: 6/10
  • Sweetness: 8/10
  • Theis is a great shooter – looks fun and tastes that way too!