Hey there folks. If you are like me, you are a fan of:
1. Orphan Black
3. Drinking away the emotions that Orphan Black has left you with.
In honor of the season 3 finale, I’ve decided to come up with some OB themed cocktails to help you get through the inevitable emotional meltdown we’re all bound to have Saturday night.
Let’s start with Alison and the Effing Bellini.
1. Take a champagne flute (or a wine glass if you’re like me and don’t have one) and fill it 1/3 of the way with fruit puree. I chose strawberries but if you like something else, go for it. Just don’t eff it up.
2. Fill the remainder of the glass with bubbly. I like prosecco but you can use whatever the eff you want to.
3. Garnish with your fruit of choice if you want to be effing fancy.
4. Enjoy with an effing Xanax*.
(*don’t actually do that)
Next, let’s check out the Cosima inspired drink. Gotta go with a red wine base, obvs. Sangria it is!
Generally, I’d make Sangria in a large batch using multiple bottles of wine but this recipe is designed for a single glass. I prefer using a red blend. Fill the glass 1/3 of the way with wine. Add in the following:
.5 oz cherry vodka
.5 oz triple sec
.5 oz citrus vodka
Fill with Orange juice and a splash of cran or pom juice. Garnish with fruit slices and a cherry (I didn’t have any of the latter, sorry).
Next up, Let’s make a Delphine themed drink. When you’re the head of a big, powerful company or organization you need to have what I call a “POWER DRINK”. Oooh, how about a martini? Let’s make it appropriately themed though and do an Eskimo Pie Martini.
Hey, that looks pretty awesome, right? Here’s how to make it:
1. First prep the martini glass by pouring a chocolate swirl around the inside surface.
2. Add in:
1 oz vanilla flavored vodka
1.5 oz Godiva chocolate liqueur
3. Top with milk and stir
(or if you wanna be super eskimo pie-ish, blend with vanilla ice cream for maximum awesomeness).
4. Drink while gross sobbing about Cophine feels.
Sarah seems like a whiskey girl to me, so let’s go with an Irish coffee.
This one is super easy. Add 2 oz of Irish whisky to a mug. Something like this will do:
(Good season finale advice from the red mug, there).
Fill the rest of the way with coffee. Top with whipped cream if you want to.
There’s only one drink appropriate enough for Helena. No, it’s not a White Russian.
IT’S JELLO SHOTS.
I just want to make one very important note here: the Jello in the picture is sugar free. This is unacceptable for a Helena themed drink. I don’t even know how this got in my house.
Jello shots are really easy. Just make the Jello as you normally would but stir in alcohol before you pour it to set. I’d say 4-5 oz per batch of Jello is probably a good amount. Any flavor you want to make is fine but I’d say try to match flavors that work well together. Examples:
-cherry vodka with cherry jello
-citrus/orange flavored alcohol with lemon or orange jello
Don’t be afraid to mix and match flavors either!
When you pour the jello to set, I’ve found that using foil cupcake liners in muffin tins work well. You can just peel away the foil and not have to worry about squeezing the shots out of cups.
Make a bunch! Have a finale party with all of your setras and brother sestras! Eat some doughnuts! Kill some fish people! Burn down their ranch! It’s all good!
Next I present to you the Neolutionist Shot
1. Take a shot glass and fill with 1oz of coconut vodka (the one I used is white for the snazzy color effect)
2. Take a spoon and place upside down against the edge of the inside glass (pointing downwards and just touching the vodka). This is going to act as a vehicle for the blue to get to the bottom and create that neat gradient effect.
3. Pour a float of blue curacao down the spoon into the bottom of the glass.
Fun fact: different alcohols have different “weights” or “gravities”. Some are heavier than others and that is how you are able to do cool layered drinks. If you are interested in learning more about this kind of stuff, you can probably find some info if you google “café pousse”.
Last, but not least, let’s make a Shay drink!
Here we go:
Yup, that’s it. There’s no alcohol. It’s just an adorable juice box.
Shay is a precious little angelbaby and you can’t tell me otherwise.
So, that’s it for now. I’d like to eventually tweak these and make more for some of the other characters that I didn’t get to.
I hope the rest of clone club gets through the finale in one piece tomorrow. If you don’t, perhaps these recipes will help you cope.
IMPORTNAT THINGS! DISCLAIMERS!
this post is meant to be for fun, please drink responsibly if you are going to try any of these. Also, please do not attempt this unless you are over the age of 21 (or whatever the legal age is in your country). I do not condone underage or irresponsible drinking in any way.
Rinse the glass with 1821 Bitters Black Currant & Cocoa tincture. Combine Knob Creek, Antica Formula Vermouth, and Bittermilk into a mixing glass with ice and stir. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with a Filthy cherry.
This is hands down one of the best Manhattan’s I’ve ever made.
Whenever whiskey companies or craft ingredient makers send me their products, I always ask if they have a signature cocktail or recommendation. They know their product and how best to enjoy it. Beehive Bitters sent me over his variation on a whiskey sour:
2oz Bulleit Whiskey
1oz Lemon Juice
½ Sleeve Orange Bitters
1/2tsp Powdered Sugar
Shake with ice and strain into a rocks glass with one large cube & add a cherry to garnish.
The Timber House in Seoul is one of my favorite bars in the world, and that’s mostly due to the skills of award-winning bartender Brian Jo. Brian is a true mixology master who has won several Korean and international bartending championships and treats every drink like a piece of art. He’s moved up into a more managerial role now, overseeing bar operations, but he’s still crafting killer cocktails for his staff. For example, the “Decade of Excellence”, celebrating the Park Hyatt Seoul’s ten-year anniversary, made with Tanqueray #10 gin, Calvados, fresh pear, homemade rosemary syrup, cloves and egg white. Tastes as good as it looks. Plus, there’s no pre-prepared fruit here; every piece is carefully cut by hand by the bartender for each drink! I can not recommend The Timber House enough!!
MASON JAR RAINBOW JELLO SHOTS
Berry Blue/Blue Raspberry Jello
Blue Raspberry Vodka
Green Apple Jello
Each layer must be refrigerated for a few hours before the next can be added.
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GUMMY BOOZE BOWL
Slice a small round Watermelon in half
Scoop out majority of the flesh(do NOT hollow out completely)
Add some fresh sliced Strawberries
Add a bag of Gummy Worms and Life Saver Collisions
Generously fill equal parts Watermelon Pucker and Watermelon Vodka
Let sit in fridge covered at least overnight.