Sunday, 22 September 2013

A Tale Of Cocktails #41

Sex On The Beach

3 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz peach Schnapps
3 oz cranberry juice
3 oz orange juice
Taste: 8
Look: 6    
Cost: 8
Name: 4
Prep: 9
Alcohol: 4
Overall: 6.9

Preparation: Combine ingredients with ice and stir.
General Comments: Forever doomed to be the neglected sibling of the Woo Woo, this is not a cocktail entirely without game.  The orange doesn't add much, but neither does it take much away, so the overall flavour is still pretty good. 

On the other hand, it looks a bit murky, and it has a fucking awful name. I stand entirely with the Mitchell and Webb Sound position that all such drinks should be renamed things like "A Cold Shower And An Early Night" or "A Long Think About What I've Done".  If you can't find a way to actually talk about sex in weird places with total strangers, the fault is yours.  Don't try to horn in on those with sufficient wit and charm to get away with it by naming drinks after it.  It's only a small step from that to naming cocktails after racial slurs, and I think we can all agree that's a bridge better left uncrossed.

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