Article's Guide to Cocktails
Author or Credit:Matt Akersten
Published on:8th October 2008 - 05:31 pm
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Text:Shake it baby shake it! We propped up the bar at New Zealand's queerest drinking hotspots to find out which cocktails were unique and popular. Here's some old favourites and a few new delectables to discover. Cheers!   DOROTHY'S SISTER Your friendly host Rodney in Ponsonby – and his sister Doreen who is strangely never seen at the same time as him – loves mixing up a camp concoction. "My two favorite cocktails at Dorothy's Sister are two that are unique to our bar," he says proudly. They are: Mount Gay Peach Tea In a Collins Glass (tumbler) Top with ice Add: 45ml mount gay rum 15ml peach snapps a couple of slices of lemon then top with Lipton peach ice tea. A lovely drink that's very easy to drink, especially on a hot summers day. Glinda's Demise Made in a flute Add 15ml 42 below feijoa vodka About 7ml butterscotch snapps And then top with the champagne of your choice "This one gets me into trouble when I drink it, but boy is it nice," giggles Rodney.   FAMILY Predictably, the bar staff at Auckland's busy gay nightclub say the most popular cocktails are the ones with the most alcohol in them! Family customers love: Long Island Iced Tea Mix: ½ part gin ½ part Tequila ½ part Triple sec ½ part white rum 1 part vodka And a dash of lime juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup. Shake it all together with ice and top up with Coke. And the most popular shot is of course: The Quick Fuck Fill a shot glass 2/3 with Midori melon liqueur, then top up with Baileys Irish Cream: Yummy.   SHINE The bar staff in Hamilton's queer club have two shots which are unique to the venue and are very popular: Shine Lipo-Suck Half fill a shot glass with Vok strawberry liqueur, then pour over Vok Advokaat using a circular motion to gently swirl the two. Stand a cocktail straw straight up in the centre of the thick liquid. Punter sucks the liquid through the straw without using their hands. "So named because the drink looks like the fat and blood mixture removed during liposuction!" Thanks for that. Fag Hag 1 part Frangelico hazelnut liqueur, 1 part Vok butterscotch schnapps. "This one was created for the Miss Fag Hag Waikato pageant and popular ever since. It's so named because many fag hags are a bit on the buttery side and all of them are nuts."   FLIRT Of course, Auckland's popular women's night doesn't do cocktails – they do pussytails instead! Hostess Sarah says they enjoy: The Flirt SKYY Vodka, Triple Sec, Mint, Ginger Beer and Sugar Syrup Pussy Power 42 Below Feijoa, Apple Juice and Lemon Lipstick Cosmo SKYY Vodka, Cointreu, Cranberry, Red bull and Fresh Lemon Lickher Delight 42 Below Feijoa, Fresh Lime, Cranberry and Apple Sourz   SOHOMO Not too many cocktails get ordered at Auckland's Sohomo nights, but the promoters say "we do enjoy a good Pimm's": Pimm's One part Pimm's and two parts lemonade with a good amount of mint leaves. "Classic!"   MISS MOLE'S FLAMINGO BAR Miss Mole will have her handsome barkeeper mix you up a treat at Christchurch's camp community bar on Manchester Street: Miss Mole's Blue Lagoon Mix a lot of vodka A bit of Blue Curacao A bit of lemonade A slice of lemon And a red cherry ("and don't we all love to pop a cherry," laughs Mole) Serve in a Martini glass with a chunk of ice. "This is our most popular drink, but have two of them and you'll be on your back," promises Mole.     URGE Auckland's all-male bear bar also has a unique drink to enjoy: The Grizzly Bear 50ml milk 15ml Amaretto 15ml Jagermeister 15ml Kahlua Served over ice. "Sounds nasty, but tastes great!"     THE IVY Wellington's newest gay nightclub is poised to open very soon… they promise! In the meantime, here's the drink recipes they've been working on – to help wet your appetite. Ivy's Nectar 30ml Passion fruit vodka 10ml vanilla liqueur ½ bsp honey 10ml lime juice Topped with ginger beer Method: Rim a collins glass with honey. Add all ingredients to collins glass and half top with ice. Stir, top with ice, then top with ginger beer. Stir again and serve. Ivy Green 30ml Feijoa vodka 20ml apple sours 6-8 fresh mint leaves 20ml apple juice 5ml lemon juice Method: Chill a martini glass, and prepare garnish. Lightly muddle mint leaves in a boston glass, and add all remaining ingredients. Top with ice, and shake sharply for 8-10 seconds. Double strain, and garnish with an apple wheel. Sex with the Bartender This is bartender Daniel's unofficial favourite: 15ml coconut rum 15ml triple sec 15ml lime juice 1 splash of grenadine syrup   (a syrup made from pomegranate juice) Lemonade, lemons, and limes 1 splash Irish cream Method: Mix rum, triple sec, lime juice, grenadine and lemonade. Serve in Highball Glass. Garnish with lemon and lime, then splash Irish cream down the middle.       AIR NZ'S PINK FLIGHT Pink cocktails are the order of the day for Air New Zealand's Pink Flight from Auckland to Sydney Mardi Gras each March. Let your glamorous hostesses Buckwheat and Miss Ribena treat you to: Dolce     Bottoms up! But are there any great drinks we've missed? Let us know the recipe for your favourite or uniquely created cocktail and we'll add the best ones to this page. Get in touch by clicking the 'Contact Us' link below. Matt Akersten - 8th October 2008    
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