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4 Cocktails Mentioned in Country Songs And How To Make ‘Em


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  • July 21, 2017

You ever find yourself in a rut and realize you can get yourself out of it simply with a country song? Even if that rut is your favorite go-to cocktail, sometimes you just gotta mix it up!

Well you can put your go-to beer and favorite whiskey back on the shelf while you try out some recipes for cocktails lifted from some of your favorite country songs!

White Lightning — George Jones

“I asked my pappy why he called his brew / White Lightning instead of mountain dew / I took little sip and right away I knew… / Shhh… White Lightning!"

1) 2 oz. of White Rum — 3 Yr. El Dorado or any other brand.
2) 2 oz. Whiskey (ideally straight grain, Georgia Moon)
3) 2 oz. Vodka (Smirnoff)
4) 1 packet of frozen lemonade concentrate.
5) Serve in a mason jar. Shake well, and enjoy!

Rev up your weekends right with some good 'ole White Lightning, George Jones style.

Tequila Sunrise — Alan Jackson Cover (Originally by The Eagles)

“It's another tequila sunrise / starin' slowly 'cross the sky / I said goodbye."

1) Two fluid ounces (60 mL) of Tequila.
2) 5.5 fluid ounces (175 mL) of orange juice (or just two oranges).
3) A dash of grenadine.
4) 3 ice cubes.
5) An orange slice and a cherry for a decoration.

Sit back, throw this song on, and drink your self-made Tequila Sunrise to really drive the point home. We hope you like it!

Tall Glass of Something — Jake Owen

“I said tequila, margarita, señorita, please / chase it down with a Corona and some Sex on the Beach."

1) 1 oz Malibu Rum.
2) 1 oz Peach Schnapps
3) ½ oz Pineapple Juice
4) ½ oz Orange Juice
5) 1 splash of Grenadine Syrup.
6) A dash of cream.

Thanks to Jake Owen, you've got a midwestern take on the classic drink “Sex on the Beach" to enjoy!

Bonus: One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer — George Thorogood

“I go to the bar / I ring my coat / I call the bartender / I said 'look man, come down here' / He got down there / So what you want? / One Bourbon, One Scotch, and One Beer."

1) Go to the store.
2) Buy One Bourbon.
3) Buy One Scotch.
4) Buy One Beer.
5) Enjoy, courtesy of George Thorogood!

Booyah! Just like that, you've got some new recipes to spice up your weekend! Country music is good for a lot of things and lucky for you, inspiring experimentation with a refreshing beverage is one of them.

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