Monthly Archives: February 2015

Scooby Snack

Mixitbabys History of Shots - Scooby Snack

Category: Creamy N Dreamy
Ingredients: 3/4 oz coconut rum, 3/4 oz melon liqueur, splash cream, splash pineapple (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Many believe that the delicious and nutritious Scooby Snack shot was named after Shaggy’s treat from the famous 70’s cartoon Scooby Doo, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Scooby Snack was actually named after the renowned Japanese holistic medicine doctor Nishiwaki Scooby. Dr. Scooby is an alternative medicine genius who has cured common disease and ailments with safe natural remedies. His natural cures are disputed highly by the pharmaceutical industry but his patients success rate speaks for itself. Nishiwaki’s main focus is the tremendous health benefits of pineapple, coconut, melon and aged Japanese goats milk. This potent mix combined with his secret distilled grain liquor emphatically boosts the immune system and has incredible healing and ‘feel good’ properties. His natural cures have made the money hungry pharmaceutical giants extremely angry and there has been many attempts on his life, we are not saying by who by the way but join the dots Einstein!!!.. Luckily Dr. Scooby is a martial arts master who trained such greats as Bruce, Brandon and Christopher Lee (not many people realize the latter was a 10th degree black belt who was a world champion in the mid to late 50’s). In fact Nishiwaki has pretty much trained any outstanding martial arts expert who’s last name is “Lee”.  With this great combative gift his fearsome fighting skills have thwarted many attempts on his life and long may they last. We greatly appreciate the work you do Dr. Scooby and raise a glass of Scooby goodness in your honor!!!

Moscow Mule

Mixitbaby's History of Shots - Moscow Mule

Category: Wild N Wacky
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz vodka, 3/4 oz ginger beer, 1/4 oz fresh lime juice and a swift kick in the ass. (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: In 1942 in the midst of the World War Two, a young Russian barman by the name of Taras Titov was struggling to keep his doors open as the residents were fleeing the Nazis who were making their way east plundering town after town for all food, drink and women.  The Nazis had just crossed into the neighboring city of Bolshetnitska and all were told to get out if they wanted to live to see another day.  Taras , afraid to leave behind  all he had worked so hard for,  came up with a plan for the invading soldiers.  See Taras wasn’t just a bartender, he was a 4th generation mixologist.  He would create the finest Russian cocktail the Germans would ever know.  A little hint of this and a dash of that and Viola, a mixology masterpiece.   On the night of the invasion,  Taras had decorated the bar with Nazi flags and propaganda welcoming the Nazis into his establishment.  He had the finest Russian cheeses available, the most delectable German chocolate cake and of course several barrels of his delicious concoction.  Dozens of Nazi soldiers invading the town came through Tara’s establishment.  They would drink and they would drink more until finally Taras’s plan had finally come together.   After several hours the soldiers had all become violently ill.  One after the other they were dropping like flies purging themselves until they became so weak from dehydration and lack of food that they were barely able to walk nonetheless invade a country.  It was told (mainly in Russian Pubs) that here, in the establishment of Taras Titov, that the war against the Nazis had finally changed its course.   Taras, it was later told, had one key ingredient that the Germans had never seen coming.  In the back of the bar there were stalls where Taras had kept his work mules.  The days preceding the invasion Taras had gathered and stored the mule urine into copper troughs and then spruced it up with some sugar, fresh ginger and a bit of fizzy water.  Everyone in Russia knows that mule urine is like poison to human beings.  Times have indeed changed and though mule urine is no longer an active ingredient Taras’s concoction will forever live on in history as the tyrant toppler baring the name, The Moscow Mule.

Purple Hooter

Mixitbabys History of Shots - Purple Hooter

Category: Tutti Fruiti
Ingredients: 3/4 oz raspberry liqueur, 3/4 oz vodka, splash sweet n sour, splash 7up (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Deep in the bowels of the African jungle, embedded snugly in the most southern tip of the Congo, is a small village that prides itself for being the premier producer of the finest raspberries on the continent of Africa. Booray town as its fondly known was actually named after Francois Booray whose family emigrated from France in the late 19th century. The Boorays settled in this quaint jungle village and to give back to the community planted huge crops of delicious wild berries. But unfortunately unbeknownst to the Booray family the Congo is inhabited by the largest population of Gorillas on the planet. Now, what most people do not realize, is that raspberries are actually a Gorillas favorite treat. In fact the mere scent of a raspberry is more intoxicating to a male Gorilla than the scent of a woman, a Gorilla woman that is. Gorillas find human ladies repulsive and despise make-up and high heels (Fact). So year after year the town folk had to fend off these unexpected raids, terrified as these huge monkey munchers swung through the trees, beating their chests, chanting and squealing in ecstasy for the potential of scoring a berry bonanza. That is, until one day when Francois came up with an ingenius idea. His intensive research revealed that Gorillas cannot stand the sound of a hooting horn, seemingly it goes deep into the ear canals causing immense discomfort, discomfort that even outweighed the lust for the luscious plump juicy bulging berries. The town was at peace and still is to this day. The locals christened Mr. Booray “The Purple Hooter” after the color of his face during his relentless blowing, and then came up with a delicious cocktail in his honor, using the lush berries and some other potent alcoholic ingredients. “A la votre” Monsieur Booray, for bringing out the Gorilla in all of us.

Tidy Bowl

Mixitbabys History of Shots - Tidy Bowl

Category:  Wild N Wacky
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz rum, 1/2 oz blue curaçao, splash 7up (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: It was 1952 and all living in the town of Stepford, Connecticut were looking for the next big thing in cleaning products.  It was a magical time of sparkles, luster, wax and shine where the latest sink scrubber would be challenged by the next big wood polish.  Nobody could get enough of these modern day marvels.   An ambitious young door salesman by the name of W.C. Scourbach was pounding the door knockers enticing all future buyers with his dazzling array of wonderful waxes, gleaming glazes and captivating cleansers. He would mop and scrub, he would buff and shine until all would stand speechless before him in awe of his magical cleaners.   But there was still one cleaner that was so elusive that many a salesman often considered it the holy grail of cleaning products. .  It wasn’t until 1957 that W.C. Scourbach on vacation in the Caribbean had returned to his cabana from a night of music and debauchery, intoxicated on rum and the local favorite blue Curacao.  That night the young Scourbach passed out on the loo and woke up the next day only to gaze down between his legs and see what looked more like a glimmering tropical ocean of blue rather than the brown striped porcelain he had so often encountered.    It was there on that tiny tropical island that W.C. Scourbach envisioned one of the greatest cleaners of all time, a toilet bowl cleaner, and named it fittingly, Tidy-bowl.    So give praise, flush well and raise your glass to W.C. Scourbach and his cleanser that turns your “toilet” into a “THRONE”.