Riding HighMarch 7, 2011 By: Alissa Ponchione Night Club and Bar Magazine
Mixing spirits with an energy drink can create a raucous — even spirited — atmosphere at your bar or club while amping up profits. These days, tempt patrons with more than the traditional vodka concoction. High-voltage mixers are constantly evolving, with new flavors and brands entering the fray and making more innovative libations possible for your menu. Jump on this trend and offer your guests energy drink cocktails sure to stimulate the mood at your establishment.
Created by Master Mixologist Andy Gregory.
½ ounce vodka
¼ ounce gin
¼ ounce Cointreau
¼ ounce Bacardi Razz
4 ounces Cool Blue energy drink
Add ingredients with a splash of lemonade in a mixing glass, shake and strain over Cool Blue energy drink. Layer with iced tea.
Created by Laurin Hobbs, chief mixologist and co-founder of EEG Inc.
½ ounce raspberry vodka
½ ounce strawberry liquor
Combine ingredients. Fill with Cool Blue Energy Drink and serve.
Courtesy of Lucid Absinthe.
1 ounce Lucid Absinthe
3 ounces Rockstar Juiced Pomegranate energy drink
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Mix all ingredients together and serve over ice. Garnish with fresh berries.
Courtesy of Roaring Lion.
2 ounces cranberry vodka
2 ounces DeKuyper Sour Apple Pucker schnapps
3 ounces Roaring Lion energy drink
Pour vodka and schnapps into shaker with ice for 30 seconds. Pour into chilled Martini glass and fill the rest with Roaring Lion. Garnish with fruit.
Courtesy of Torani.
½ ounce Torani Pomegranate syrup
¼ ounce Torani Cane Sugar Sweetener
1 ½ ounces Grey Goose vodka
½ ounce fresh lemon juice
Red Bull energy drink
Combine all ingredients except Red Bull in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass. Top with Red Bull. Garnish with a lemon wheel.
Created by Tim Kavanaugh for One and One Bar in New York City.
8 ounces energy drink
1 ½ ounces SKYY Infusions Grape
Pour the energy drink into a 16-ounce pint glass. Next, fill a small shot glass with the vodka. Serve as is to customer, who will either pour the liquor into the energy drink or drop the entire shot glass into the pint glass before drinking the entire concoction.
Courtesy of Russian Standard Vodka.
1 ½ ounces Russian Standard Vodka
5 ounces energy drink
1 twist of orange
In a highball glass, combine Russian Standard Vodka with your favorite energy drink and ice. Garnish with a twist of orange.
On the menu at The Standard in NYC.
1 ½ ounces Ketel One Vodka
Half can of Red Bull
Fill highball glass with ice and pour Ketel One vodka. Add half can of Red Bull.