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The Best Shooters

April 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Black and Blue Shark

If this isn’t an adventurous mix of liquors, we don’t know what is. It’s got whisky, tequila, vodka and blue Curaçao liqueur. The Curacao is a honey trap. Innocent looking and blue candy-like, the alcohol trio approaches its victims slowly, masking all its potency behind the sugary sweetness of the Curaçao. But now, you should know better than to trust a shark.

Bull frog

If you thought the Long Island was the most abused cocktail of spirits that you could handle, this one is guaranteed to knock your socks off. The difference between the two may only be the mixer – Red Bull instead of Coca Cola – but boy, oh boy! The villainous Red Bull, which may not be as forgiving as Coca Cola, makes sure all of those 5 spirits find their right place in your blood stream and get you wasted for good.

Jager bombs

You never quite realise as to how many of these little devils you’ve downed at a party, until you do the obligatory shooter-count the next morning. In fact, patterns of binge-drinking this Jägermeister shot dropped into a glass of Red Bull have lead it to be banned in many Australian pubs. It’s the Red Bull that gives you the peppy illusion that the alcohol isn’t taking effect, but trust us, it is! These Jager bombs are also, more often than not the cause of the worst hangovers, when mixed irresponsibly with other drinks.

Kamikaze

This shot, takes its name from suicide attacks by the Japanese military aviators on allied warships during the Second World War. This may be a slight exaggeration, since it only has vodka which is mellowed down by triple sec and lime. It’s not nearly as potent as a generously spiked Long Island iced tea but a few too many of these chased after a round of whisky, could lead to trouble and an attempt to commit suicide.

Long Island iced tea

It’s no surprise that this five spirited drink is synonymous with heart-broken boys and girls alike, the world over. But it also makes great for keeping your bar tab in check because a couple of these and your buzz will be taken care off for the rest of the night. But on the flipside, since the mixer used is Coca Cola, the alcohol strength seems diluted and encourages colossal gulps. Hello, I’m drunk!

Red Bull Casino, tequila and vodka dealer

This shooter needs no introduction, for most of us have once been victims of its sweet allure. But there’s none of the milky Irish cream here; this stuff is pure, unadulterated and meant for the Live Dealers. This little baby has a lethal combination of spirits and is rightly the mother of all shooters. Don’t let the bubblegum flavour (courtesy Red Bull) fool you, drink this one while playing live dealer blackjack games, it’s the caffeine in the energy drink that gets the alcohol directly in your blood stream for that instant hit.

Sake bombs

This one has left many a Japanese drinker dazed and plastered. This isn’t the Sake they know it; in fact this isn’t sake at all. It’s a shot of Sake plonked into a glass of beer and you’re meant to chug it down in one go. Now, that’s what you call a double whammy. It’s strong as hell, but the beer sure helps smoothen out the sharpness of the sake. It’s not the best of combinations but is often chugged during displays of feats of alcoholic strength.

What are shooters

January 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Italian Shooter

A shooter is a neologism for an alcoholic mixed drink that contains one ounce (33 ml) of two or more spirits. Some shooters also have a non-alcoholic ingredient. They are generally drunk quickly, rather than being sipped.

Shooters can be shaken, stirred, blended, layered, or simply poured. Shot glasses or sherry glasses are the usual drinkware in which shooters are served. They are most commonly served at bars, and some bartenders have their own “signature” shooter.

The ingredients of shooters vary from bartender to bartender and from region to region. Two shooters can have the same name but different ingredients, resulting in two very different tastes.