How do you make a chocolate cake? I use Frangelico or Hiram Walker Hazelnut Schnapps and Absolut Citron. A friend uses Frangelico (or a substitute) and Vanilla Vodka. Possibly a 1.25/.50/.50 of Frangelico/Vanilla/Citron? It’s a better upsell and tastes smoother and richer than the Frangelico chilled with sugared lemons.
Oh, it’s ladies night, so bust out some specials!
Fruit Punch-for the one who doesn’t want to taste the booze or is a big drinker or wants something fruity try this: 1.25 oz Vodka, rest of glass half sour, half sprite, layer triple sec into the mixture and then two splashes of grenadine. Pour/shake/stir. This one is from my “work wife” at the Fish Haus.
Megamosa-Just a mimosa with a half pour of Grand Marnier across the top. I find it gets the party started and is very popular among industry people in my town especially when you have 1/2 or 1/3 shot floaters of Grand Marnier. Possibly a good idea even for an Ultimate Pitcher or Ultimate Endless Mimosas.
Fun Dip-Everyone at work has their signature shot, it’s what everybody gets when they ask for a shot, it is what they drink when it’s offered, and it’s one only they can do jjuuuuusssttt right. This one is mine I adopted from the Scallop Haus: grape vodka, sour mix, sprite, red bull (1/3, 1/3, 1/3 each filling up the glass), splash of curacoa. It was originally a drink but I altered it to make a shot. It’s actually not that bad and ridiculous for upsells. I use McCormick’s grape vodka, but using a UV, Pinnacle or Smirnoff (etc.) flavored vodka could make it even more expensive.
Uptown Girl-A southern twist on the cosmo: it’s Absolut (or other top shelf) vodka, 1/3 shot of Grand Marnier, Cranberry juice, splash of lime. The G-Ma blends everything together and gives this drink great depth, and for a fruity martini, it’s utterly possible to charge a fair amount for something that can be whipped together and strained without craziness.