Drinks: Vegas Bombs & Lemoncello Martini

Vegas Bombs
Everyone in Chicago seemed to know what this shot drink was except for me. I had them at McGee’s the very first time and then served them at New Years. Warning: What happens after you drink a Vegas Bomb may not remembered. “What happens in Vegas…” Get it? And I guess it’s not so smart to mix Red Bull with Vodka. We drank them anyway and most of us stayed up til 3 in the morning playing charades. We forgot to open the expensive champagne everyone had brought. We forgot to toast to New Years. And two guys completely forgot that they invited us all over for brunch, Jan 1st. I’m just saying. In fact, don’t drink Vegas Bombs–ever. They must be a health risk. But here’s the recipe anyway.

1 highball glass full of Red Bull (about 1/2 a large can)
1 shot glass filled 1/2 Peach Schnapps & 1/2 Jack Daniel’s Whiskey

Drop the shot glass in the Red Bull and drink up! Even people who don’t like Red Bull like this stimulating mind-erasing drink.

Lemoncello Martini
I got this one off the Internet and I liked it and served it at an Italian themed night at a friend’s house.

3 fluid ounces vodka
1 fluid ounce limoncello
1 teaspoon simple *syrup (I use half of what recipe calls for simple syrup. Too sweet for me otherwise.)

lemon twist
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
1 Fill a shaker with ice.
2 Add vodka, limoncello and simple *syrup.
3 Shake well and strain into oversized martini glasses.
4 Garnish each with a lemon twist.
5 Note: Simple *syrup is made by combining 2 parts granulated sugar with 1 part water. 6 Simmer, stirring, over low heat until sugar is dissolved.


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