Can You Survive The Red Death?

February 16th, 2007 by Jeff in Life

Quite a few years ago, my job at the time had me staying at a hotel in Stroudsburg PA. and being a young single man this usually meant I was seated at their bar come the evening. After a few months, me and many from my company became good friends with the bar and hotel staff.

One of the bartenders, Patty, introduced me to a drink that has ended many a night early for those who have come in contact with it. Red Death is one of those clever drinks that unless you are in the know, you would have no idea there was any alcohol in it until it was too late.

My impression has always been that it tastes like those Flintstone vitamins we used to take when we were kids. A super sweet drink that anyone can enjoy, but if you drink it too quick, or in large quantities, be prepared to forget much of what happened.

I have also seen the drink referred to as a red devil, but there are other drinks with that name. To me, it will always be called Red Death and usually at least once a year I find an occasion to make up a pitcher of this and share it with friends.

  • Amaretto
  • Sloe Gin
  • Vodka
  • Southern Comfort
  • Triplesec
  • Orange Juice

Mix all of the alcohol in equal parts into a shaker filled with ice. Add a splash or two of orange juice and you should see a bright red drink. You can add some cranberry if you want it darker.

Shake for about a minute and pour. This can be poured into shots, or full blown drinks.

The first thing you will notice is how sweet and delicious this drink is. Whoever came up with this found just the right combination of spirits.

Remember, there are five different liquors in this concoction so beware! If your looking for just a quiet night out, then take your time with this drink. You have been warned! 🙂

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