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New Year, New Drink: Fun Drinks You've Never Tried

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Margaritas, Piña Coladas and Daiquiris are all delicious and fun cocktails that can enhance a relaxing afternoon or full-out party. However, there are thousands of cocktail recipes out there ranging from the bizarre to the innovative.

For 2016, don't get stuck making the same old cocktails in your frozen concoction maker all the time. Branch out and try a new cocktail for the new year.

Monkey Gland 
The Monkey Gland sounds stranger than it tastes. Created at the famed Harry's New York Bar in Paris, France where the Bloody Mary was first invented, this cocktail is named for a surgery of the time that involved grafting primate parts onto humans. This process sure was strange, but the drink that's named for it sure is delicious. Here's a recipe to make your own: 

  • 3 ounces or two shots gin 
  • 3 ounces orange juice 
  • A splash of simple syrup 
  • 3/4 ounces absinthe 
  • 3/4 ounce grenadine. 

Combine these ingredients for two servings of Monkey Gland. Or try making a an icy version of this strange drink in your frozen concoction maker. Just pour the ingredients in the blender jar area, fill the ice reservoir and allow your party machine to do the rest. Serve and enjoy. 

Rethink your your brunch.Rethink your brunch.

Big Bacon Bloody Mary 
Speaking of the Bloody Mary, you can flip this classic recipe on its head with another traditional brunch food: bacon. Simply blend a frozen Bloody Mary in your frozen concoction maker with the standard lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice, hot sauce, salt and pepper. However, instead of regular vodka, mix in some bacon-infused vodka for a hint of the favorite meat. Then, top off the drink with a few strips of crisp bacon along with celery and any other elaborate garnishes you like. 

Fat Like Buddha 
It may be named after the famous religious figure, but this drink is the perfect new concoction for Francophiles and wine lovers who want something a little stronger. Try a frozen version of this cocktail for your next dinner party. Just mix: 

  • 1 part orange liqueur 
  • 1 part Bénédictine
  • 3 parts red wine
  • 8 parts aged rum. 

Garnish this cocktail with a citrus peel and serve in a martini glass. You can play with the recipe slightly to add more sweetness, for example. 

Make sure you try these recipes and many more new cocktails throughout the year in your frozen concoction maker. 

Your fellow Parrotheads at Margaritaville® Cargo remind you to enjoy your frozen concoctions responsibly and obey all drinking laws.