Monthly Archives: April 2015

Blue Suede Shoes

mixitbabys history of shots - blue suede shoes
Tutti fruiti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz southern comfort, 1/2 oz creme de banana, 1/2 oz blue curacao (Preparation: shake n strain)
History: “You can do anything but lay off of my blue suede shoes”……..The original song that was written and performed by Carl Perkins in 1955 did in fact refer to a pair of blue suede shoes, but little do people know that when performed by the legendary king of rock n’ roll, Elvis Presley, it was not his dancin’ shoes he was referring to but his favorite shot. Sources very close to the king himself have confirmed that Elvis’s favorite way to unwind after a long night on stage was to go to the nearest tavern and have numerous large glasses of southern comfort and being a southern boy what else would you expect. But the king was getting tired of the same old routine and wanted to take it up a notch. So Elvis asked the bartender one night to create him something special, something with a kick. The bartender who happened to be a big fan knew of the Kings love of oranges and bananas so he quickly darted for his bottle of banana liqueur and blue curaçao. He combined the fruity ingredients with some southern comfort and shook and shook as Elvis twirled on his bar stool in excitement, giggling like a little school girl. The king of rock n’ roll had found his king of cocktails. The bartender named the shot blue suede shoes because it was smooth, blue and also gave u a swift kick up the ass. Elvis laughed …all the way to the bank…the bartender unfortunately not, but he still has his story to tell….well he did, he’s actually dead now.

Wild Wild West

mixitbabys history of shots - wild wild west

Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz Jack Daniels, 1 oz Peach schnapps, 2 oz Cranberry juice(Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Long before Jesse James, Billy the Kid and “The Wild Bunch” there was a little known outlaw by the name of Buck F. Tucker.  He was mean as a wounded rattle snake and tougher than a two dollar steak.  It was told he robbed as many as 250 banks and over a dozen trains throughout his existence, as short lived as it was.  He was known throughout the west as a gun toting womanizer that wasn’t afraid to take a duel with any challenger willing to dare.  His gun was plated in the same silver he stole from many a train crossing over to the west.  He was wanted in more than 16 states on a variety of charges and had one of the largest bounties in history on his head, Dead or Alive.  But through all his infamy and all his wrongdoings very few knew that Buck had a softer more sensitive side.  See Buck was actually an amateur thespian and enjoyed the theater and fine arts. He would always try to slip in whatever show was in town, dressed up so nobody would recognize( always between robberies of course).  He was also a connoisseur of fine cocktails made with only the finest/freshest of ingredients.  It was later found through historical records that a barman was given a cocktail recipe by Buck in Tombstone, Arizona about a year before Bucks death.   The recipe consisted of a fine blended whisky, the muddled oils of peach skins, the juice of finely ripened red cranberries and a hint of freshly granulated sugar. In 1856 ole Buck was finally caught, tried and hung for his crimes. So in memory of the meanest outlaw to walk the earth with a passion for the arts and the taste buds of a voluptuous showgirl,  we bring to you the “Wild, Wild West”!

Washington Apple

Mixitbabys History of Shots - Washington Apple

Category: Tutti fruiti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz crown royal, 1/2 oz apple liqueur, 1/2 oz cranberry (Preparation: shake n strain)
History: Disaster hit Washington in the late 1980’s as  their number one export the mighty apple, which happened to be the most sought after apple in the world for its sheer untouchable delicious crisp and juicy qualities, was devastated by a freak brutal crop failure brought on by the notorious Nigerian “Naguyuc” bug. Orchards lay in ruin, ravished by this notorious apple devouring parasite. The apple industry lay in tatters and the majority of apple farmers fled their vast orchards. There was however a man by the name of Christof Guycoogan who saw opportunity while others cut their losses and left their livelihoods in search of the more lucrative hip fruits such as apricots and kumquats. Guycoogan, a carpenter by trade was always a lover of the finer things in life and always cherished his favorite shot after a long day screwing and hammering. His shot of choice consisted of a stiff shot of Canadian whisky and a splash of cranberry. One night after a very lucrative day on the job Christof staggered home from his local bar through an abandoned orchard with a bottle of his favorite whiskey and cranberry concoction in hand. Then completely out of the blue for no reason whatsoever Christof slipped into a large pit of abandoned rotting apples. The juice from the rotting apples spewed everywhere including into his open bottle of whiskey and cranberry. The taste was divine and Christof had a moment of enlightenment, soon he bought up all the abandoned orchards for next to nothing and created more rotten apple juice then you could ever imagine. He then proceeded to ferment the sweet juice into a fine apple liqueur and combined with his favorite whiskey and cranberry concoction Christof created the now famous shot we call the “Washington Apple”. A success story of epic proportions that should inspire all of us to strive to ferment disregarded fruit and combine with juices and alcohol to create delicious shots