Welcome to the bizarre world of cocktail names…
Death in the Afternoon
Apparently, if you really want to, you can drink death. Or maybe it just makes you feel like death? Death in the Afternoon is absinthe mixed with a tiny amount of champagne. We’re not entirely sure if this drink is limited to the afternoon or not though, sorry.
We don’t know either, honestly. What we can tell you though is that it’s a big ol’ mash up of gin, Grand Marnier, dry vermouth, sweet vermouth, orange juice and orange bitters.
This one sounds about as awkward to order as Sex on the Beach. But if you can get past that it sounds like you’re in for a treat. Made of gin, sweet vermouth, Fernet-Branca and garnished with a cute little orange twist we think the Hanky Panky cocktail sounds pretty good. If you like the sound of it we’ve found you a little instructional video so you can make your own!
Word on the street is that this drink is so named because it makes you feel like one – a zombie, that is. The Zombie is equal parts white rum, golden rum, dark rum, apricot brandy, pineapple juice and papaya juice with a dash of grenadine (or other syrup if desired). Yikes. How brave are you feeling?
The Flaming Giraffe is so named because it is set on fire before being consumed – not because somebody got really angry at a giraffe as we originally thought. This fiery cocktail is made using Kahlúa, butterscotch schnapps and 151 proof rum.
We want to know who on earth is coming up with these names. No really, who? The Pink Squirrel consists of Creme de Noyaux, white Creme de Cacao and light cream.