Category Archives: shot recipes

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”.

Upside-down Pineapple


upsidedown pineapple
Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz coconut rum, 1/2 oz Southern Comfort, 2 oz OJ, Splash pineapple (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Hawaiian folklore states that turning a pineapple upside down and hanging it at the entrance of your abode attracts the Gods of Wealth. Hawaiians had been doing this for centuries and were living the life of luxury, that is, until the great Hawaiian depression at the turn of the 19th century. Crops failed and people lay starving in the streets, it was all out degradation. Something had to be done and it had to be done fast. So without haste a meeting of the finest brains from all the Islands was formed and after weeks of sober deliberation absolutely nothing was accomplished. The weary inteligencia, needing to drown their sorrows, disgruntedly made their way to a local tavern owned by the infamous German shotologist Dr. Aloha Auf Wiedersehen. Aloha quickly concocted a batch of one of his scrumptious shots. The jaded geniuses were dumbfounded, the shots were delicious beyond apprehension and suddenly everything became clear to see. Yes!! it was all about Karma, the Gods of Wealth were angry for all the years of giving, but receiving nothing in return. Quickly a cunning plan was put in place. Huge vats were filled with gallons of Dr. Auf Wiedersehen’s tasty concoction and then placed in large boat like containers and pushed out to sea as an offering to the Gods. Within months the economy started to thrive, crops flourished and good times were had by all. So whenever you are feeling down on your luck, think of karma and the Hawaiian Gods of Wealth. Order a round of shots at you favorite drinking hole, you will be pleasantly surprised what you get back.

Screaming Banshee

screaming banshee

Category:  Creamy N Dreamy
Ingredients: 1 oz. vodka, 1 oz banana liqueur, 1/2 oz creme de cacao (white), 1/2 oz. Cream / Half & Half, (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: In the early 1800’s high up in the hewitts of Ireland there lived a woman by the name of Addie O’Grady.  She was a quiet woman that lived a solitary life sewing wollen sweaters and cooking some of the finest Irish Colcannon this side of the Shannon.  Her neighbors knew her as a moral woman that gave much of her time to charity and was a regular at the local church.  She was even given the nickname “Angelic Addie” by the local village priest Father Duffin.  What was unknown to others was that Addie lived a second life that transpired deep below her home in the caves of McClary.  In the wee hours of the night after a warm shot of whiskey and a couple of Smithwicks, “Angelic Addie”, as it turns out,  transformed into “Erotic Addie” and was a virtuoso of the Lambada, aka… the forbidden dance.   Her gray locks would fly, sweat would spill, hips would thrust and screams could be heard traveling miles through the caves below Erotic Addie’s home.  Rumors began being spoken in villages across Ireland that a Banshee was on the loose and that nobody should ever walk in the hills after midnight if they care to see the light of day again.  Little did they know that it was nothing more than Angelic Addie getting a little grind on.  So a toast to Addie, may her screams forever haunt us into having a good time.

Dead Dog Vomit

Mixitbabys History of Shots - Dead Dog Vomit

Category: Mucho Macho
Ingredients: 1/2 oz white rum, 1/2 oz tequila, 1/2 oz jagermeister (Preparation: Combine)
History: Not the most pleasant of names we agree, but Dead Dog Vomit has a story behind it that will astonish and amaze. In the spring of 1976, Rolf, a rescue dog for the Boston fire department, bounded up the stairs of a burning three story building in the direction of the defining screams of a small child. When he approached the terrified young lad he tried to entice him down the smoke drenched spiral steps. But the kid was frozen with shock and Rolf knew there was only one solution. Using a last resort tactic that had been taught to all the fire department rescue K-9’s, Rolf quickly and unselfishly proceeded to swallow his own tongue, which in turn triggered an almighty bellow of barf from his gargantuan gaping mouth. The eruptive discharge soon coated the winding steps from top to bottom, allowing the young boy a slippery slope to safety. Rolf unfortunately did not make it. Later that evening in the firefighters favorite late night watering hole they celebrated the life of their brave comrade. Each one picked their favorite liquor and the bartender combined them together. Then in loving memory of Rolf the firefighters christened the shot “Dead Dog Vomit” and proceeded to give their brave buddy a 21 shot salute. RIP Rolf, your courage and heroism will live on forever in our hearts and livers.

Irish Headlock

Mixitbaby's History of Shots - Irish Headlock
Category: Mucho Macho
Ingredients: 1/2 oz Irish cream liqueur, 1/2 oz Irish whiskey, 1/2 oz amaretto, 1/2 oz brandy, (Preparation: combine)
History: Inspired by the great Irish Champion Street Fighter and notorious alcoholic, Scrapper O’Looney.  The “Irish Headlock” was a shot that the notorious O’Looney would drink before going into battle, having at least a dozen of these before any of his legendary fights. Ironically, Scrapper’s life was ended by a headlock administered to him by upcoming bright young star, Tony “The Teetotaler” Tucker. RIP Mr. O’Looney, and a note to the wise, drink this one in moderation.

Hawaiian Punch

Mixitbabys History of Shots Hawaiian Punch

Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1/2 oz vodka, 1/2 oz southern comfort, 1/2 oz amaretto, 1/2 oz melon liqueur, splash OJ, dash grenadine (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: The oracles of Hawaiian kahunas in ancient times told stories of a pale faced white man that would one day come from the oceans and make promises of progress and fortunes but would instead bring nothing more than a bad taste of style and serious case of bad breath. It was later discovered that the oracles gained these mystic powers of foresight by drinking the pulp of the “fruit with a thousand eyes” in quantities well beyond most humans could ever stomach.   This power of precognition is still sought after by traveling tourists throughout the islands, but this ancient recipe has been modified not to include just the pulp of the pineapple but also a whole bunch of tasty alcoholic liquors mixed in which is even more likely to produce visions of grandeur.  Shaka Bra!

Cosmopolitan


Mixitbabys History of Shots - Cosmopolitan


Category: Tutti Frutti
Ingredients: 1 1/4 oz citrus vodka, 1/2 oz triple sec, splash cranberry, squeeze lime, (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Long before Sex and the City was even a glimmer in a writers eyes, the Cosmopolitan had a long and seedy history in the underground speakeasies throughout America.  Back in the 1800’s, the rich and famous were well known for having lavish swinging sex  parties with chalices made of gold, food fit for kings and a special concoction made from  vodka, cranberry,  imported lime and other sweet and tasty additions.  It was told that many times after one of these all night love fests a member of the elite would be caught wandering the city streets… hair disheveled, clothes amiss and mumbling of having been to foreign lands and experienced new and fantastic cultures.  These walk of shamers’ soon became known as the Cosmopolitans and the drink became known as their vice.

Alligator Piss

Alligator Piss

Category: Wild N Wacky
Ingredients: 1/4 oz melon liqueur, 1/4 oz peach schnapps, 1/4 oz southern comfort, 1/4 oz amaretto, splash sweet and sour (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: Deep in the Australian outback, there lives the legendary explorer and animal tracker, Danny “The Stalker” Walker. Known for his extraordinary tracking skills, Mr. Walker was by far the best animal rescuer of his generation. On one fateful occasion, Danny was hired by Madam Bouchez, one of Australia’s wealthiest widows. Madam Bouchez had lost her beloved toy poodle, Mr. Puddlesworth, to a freak gust of wind that swept the poor furry fellow from her vast mansion grounds and deep into the bowels of the outback. Danny set forth in a frantic manner knowing time was of the essence in this rescue mission. Heading off with his trusty pet alligator, Antoine, “The Stalker” soon honed in on the wee pooch, but to his horror Mr. Puddlesworh was locked in the jaws of a huge crocodile. Known for his immense bravery, but unfortunately also for his huge lack of common sense, Danny jumped on the colossal croc and wrestled the petrified poodle free. But in the altercation, Danny wasn’t so lucky, losing an arm and a leg before his trusty pet alligator Antoine unleashed all hell and exacted revenge on the crafty croc. With no supplies left, Antoine realized the only way to keep his master from dehydrating and hence certain death was to urinate on his head frequently. He did this for 10 long days, and then, just when they thought their time was up, from nowhere appeared a friendly group of wandering Aborigines who took the weary warriors to safety. Now retired from the animal tracking business because of his lack of limbs, Danny lives comfortably due to the large reward paid to him from Madam Bouchez for retrieving Mr. Puddlesworth. These days “The Stalker” spends most of his time in his local tavern, where he tells the story of his final rescue mission to the tourists that frequently drop by. With Antoine by his side, Danny always ends the incredible tale by buying a round of shots for whoever has listened. That shot? Of course he named it…..Alligator Piss.

Russian Quaalude


Russian Quaalude


Category: Creamy N Dreamy
Ingredients: 1/2 oz vodka, 1/2 oz coffee liqueur, 1/2 oz Irish cream liqueur, 1/2 oz frangelico, 1/2 oz cream (Preparation: shake and strain)
History: In the days of the Cold War it was well known throughout the world that if you were caught as a spy you would be interrogated by KGB agents in dark underground chambers and given a truth serum to persuade you to give up top secret information.  This truth serum became known as the Russian Quaalude. In modern times this truth serum is still used in dark underground chambers (ie; bars/nightclubs) throughout the world to make people say things they would not normally say and do things they most certainly would never do.  Once feared by governments the Russian Quaalude has become a tasty favorite of hipsters everywhere.

Cowboy Cocksucker

Cowboy Cocksucker

Category: Wild N Wacky
Ingredients: 1/2 oz butterscotch schnapps, 1/2 oz Irish cream liqueur, 1/2 oz Southern comfort (Preparation: Layer)
History: Chitesville, Louisiana 1919, the nation’s most popular involuntary-combat spectator sport, cock fighting, was at fever pitch and a young cowboy by the name of Dwain Ford Cummins was widely known as the premier cock fighting trainer in the business. Cummins, who was feared by cock owners nation (and possibly) world wide, had a special way of preparing his champion game cock for battle. Unbeknownst to the cock fighting commission at the time, Dwain would put together a potent but tasty concoction of butterscotch schnapps, Irish cream liqueur and Southern Comfort and gargle until warm n’ frothy. At this point he would insert the head of his large cock into his mouth and to the cock’s great delight it would quickly consume the potent mixture of sweet alcoholic goodness. Energized by this pleasurable stiff and sugary mixture, his huge cock would fight in a fearless and frantic manner, destroying everything in its path. But with an unprecedented 69-0 record this spectacular run came to an abrupt end with the introduction of Prohibition in January 1920. Suddenly, the young cowboy’s prize cock with the lack of liquid courage performed in a much slower and almost chicken-like manner, getting beaten by other smaller and insignificant cocks in embarrassing regularity. The end was inevitable and Cummins and his insignificant cock retired soon after. We do however raise a glass to Cowboy Cummins and make a toast to the power of a large drunken cock.