FOR THE GIRLS : The Bushranger
WHY : I'm not sure what this is going to taste like. If anybody else says that to you this weekend, proceed with caution.
WHAT'S SHAKEN : 11/2 oz rum, 1 oz Dubonnet, 1 dash of bitters. Stir over ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
PRIME INGREDIENT: Appleton Estate VX Rum
PRICE : 750 ml/$24.45
AVAILABILITY : At most liquor stores (product #177808)
FOR THE BOYS : The Froth Blower
WHY : Guy walks into a bar and says, "Give me a straight Beefeater." Bartender says, "There's no such thing." This pink creamy concoction just shrieks good times.
WHAT'S SHAKEN : 1 egg white, 1 tsp grenadine, 2 oz gin. Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
PRIME INGREDIENT : Beefeater Gin
PRICE : 750 ml/$22.95 (on sale until June 24)
AVAILABILITY : At most liquor stores (product #570)
FOR EVERYONE : The Canadian Cherry
WHY : The last instruction for making this drink indicates you should "moisten rim with cherry brandy." Make mine a double!
WHAT'S SHAKEN : 11/2 oz Canadian whisky, 1/2 oz cherry brandy, 11/2 tsp lemon juice, 11/2 tsp orange juice. Shake and pour over ice in old fashioned glass. See above.
PRIME INGREDIENT : McGuinness Cherry Brandy
PRICE : 375 ml/$11.85
AVAILABILITY : At selected liquor stores/ (product #631440)