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Last Call Goes On Spring Break: Adios Motherfucker!

It's that time again, time for the students at ASU to be on spring break, heading off to Puerto Peñasco or Lake Havasu or goodness knows where. And with spring break comes a time-honored tradition for college students everywhere: binge drinking. One of the most popular mixed drinks for copious consumption is the Adios Motherfucker, or AMF for short.

Thanks to its sweet taste and neon blue color, it has quickly gained a reputation for being a very strong party drink. It's a simple variation on the modern classic Long Island Iced Tea, a potent tipple in its own right. If there's ever been a successful monkey-at-a-typewriter drink, it's the Long Island Iced Tea. Mixing different base spirits is frequently a recipe for disaster. The Long Island thumbs its nose at this and reaches for every white spirit in the well: vodka, gin, rum, and tequila, then throws in the triple sec to boot.

When made right, it's a thing of beauty. It looks like iced tea, even tastes something like iced tea, and it sure does pack a wallop. The problem is that whole "when made right" bit.

 

An AMF that's carelessly prepared is pretty hideous, instantly calling to mind nights in seedy college dive bars (well, at least what I vaguely remember of those nights). Making it right is a simple matter. First, as with so many drinks, ditch the sweet and sour. Fresh lemon juice really makes the drink no matter what you make. Second, give it a good hearty shake; the water introduced from ice melting rounds off the sharp corners of the drink. Oh, very important: Since you're working with so many spirits, use a bit of a restrained hand if you don't want one drink to potentially end the night. Half an ounce of each is adequate. If you want to mix things up a little, there are a number of variations beyond the AMF. I'm quite partial to the Tokyo Iced Tea.

Adios Motherfucker ½ oz vodka ½ oz gin ½ oz light rum ½ oz tequila ½ oz blue curaçao ¾ oz lemon juice ½ oz simple syrup 3 oz lemon-lime soda

Shake everything but soda together with ice. Strain into an iced tea glass filled with fresh ice. Pour in soda to fill. Stir gently, and garnish with a slice of lemon.

Long Island Iced Tea Substitute triple sec for blue curaçao and cola for lemon-lime soda

Tokyo Iced Tea Substitute Midori for blue curaçao.

Purple Haze Substitute triple sec for blue curaçao; pour ½ oz Chambord or raspberry liqueur over finished drink.

Long Beach Iced Tea Substitute triple sec for blue curaçao, and cranberry juice for lemon-lime soda.

That was Last Call, in which JK Grence, bartender at Shady's, serves up booze advice. Have a question for JK? Leave it in the comments below. Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter and Pinterest.


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