Bodega Cocktail Challenge

Thank you Buzfeed! We’ve been waiting for a challenge like this for a while. They proposed the Bodega Cocktail Challenge, the rules being:

  1. All of the ingredients had to have been purchased at a liquor store or bodega
  2. Mini bottles of booze only
  3. No more than 7 ingredients
  4. The drink’s name must be awesome
  5. No more than 4 rules to Bodega Cocktails

Bonus points were given if there was a food pairing. We present some of the winners  below:
Be sure to see all of the result at buzzfeed.

The Lucille // Whitney Jefferson

1 mini bottle Disaronno
1 mini bottle espresso vodka
Ginger ale
Pomegranate juice
Emergen-C (raspberry)

Mix equal parts Disaronno, espresso vodka, and pomegranate juice. Top with 6 oz ginger ale and 1/3 of the Emergen-C packet. Serve with pineapple slices.

Shock & Awe // Tanner Ringerud
1 Starbuck Double Shot
1 mini bottle Disaronno
1 mini bottle Smirnoff Root Beer Vodka
1 DynaPep Energy Micro Shot

Pour the Startbucks Double Shot in a glass. In another glass, mix the Disaronno, Smirnoff, and DynaPep Energy Micro Shot. Pour the alcoholic mixture into the Starbucks Double Shot and consume before the cream in the Double Shot has a chance to curdle. Serve with apple pie and baseball.

Honey Badger // Scott Lamb

1 mini bottle whiskey
1 mini bottle brandy
1 mini bottle blackberry brandy
Lemon juice

Combine 1 part Whiskey with 3 parts hot water, lemon juice, honey, and cinnamon. Add a dash of brandy, 2 dashes of blackberry brandy. Garnish with lemon and serve with love!

The First Date by Sly
1 mini bottle of tequila
1 mini bottle of Barcadi Limón
1 Fruit Barrel (green flavored)
Coconut milk (preferably with chunks)
Lemon-Lime Kool-Aid

Rim the glass with Kool-Aid. Combine mini bottles of liquor, 1/2 of the Fruit Barrel, and 1/2 of the Jugo de Coco, stir. Sprinkle top of the beverage with Kool-Aid crystals, serve with Pork Skins, and go in for that kiss.

Legally Irresponsible Insanity Punch // Ryan Broderick

Fruit Punch Four Loko
1 can Mike’s Hard Lemonade
1 bottle 5-hour ENERGY
1 mini bottle Patrón
1 mini bottle Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
1 mini bottle vodka

Mix contents of mini bottles of liquor and 5-hour ENERGY with 1/4 can of Four Loko and 1/4 can Mike’s Hard Lemonade. Serve with gummy worms.

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