How Much Fun Fits in Your Glass? The Strongest Drinks We've Tried
Cocktails typically balance strength with taste. You want your drink to pack a punch, but you don't want it to taste terrible. If you want to step your cocktail game up a notch, there are drinks stronger than margaritas and daiquiris that you can still stomach.
Try making one of these super strong cocktails at home in your frozen concoction maker.
Frozen Long Island Iced Tea
Don't be deceived, there's no tea in this strong cocktail. It's named after tea because this multi-alcohol drink resembles a glass of iced tea when all is said and done. While exact recipes may vary from bar to bar, a classic Long Island Iced Tea has one shot each of tequila, vodka, white rum, citrus liqueur and gin, as well as a splash of cola, lemon juice and sugar. Typically served over ice in a highball glass, you can make your own frozen Long Island Iced Tea in your margarita maker with some ice. It's the perfect drink for a hot summer day. Just keep in mind how strong it is with five shots of liquor.
Just like the Long Island Ice Tea, this drink is made almost completely of alcohol. The Zombie is an incredibly strong cocktail that's designed to be enjoyed by the beach - a Parrothead's dream.
The cocktail includes equal parts white rum, dark rum, gold rum, apricot brandy, lime juice and pineapple juice. It also has a half part of 151-proof rum, which makes the drink flammable. Some bartenders add some cinnamon, bitter or grenadine as well, so feel free to get creative when you make your frozen version of this strong beach favorite. Garnish with fruit generously.
"The Zombie has 4 different types of rum."
Black Russian Slush
Unlike the heavy White Russian that relies on cream or milk for its flavor, the Black Russian is lighter and just as strong. All that's in a Black Russian is vodka and coffee liqueur over ice. Make your own slushie version by combining a 2 to 1 ratio of vodka and coffee liqueur in your frozen concoction maker with ice.
You may not realize how strong this classic Italian cocktail is, but it's exclusively alcohol. Whip up your own with equal parts gin, sweet red vermouth and campari. it's famously garnished with a twist of citrus.
Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.