Geek Drink of the Week: The Glow
It’s been entirely too long since I shared a Happy Hour with you. I am unpacking the barware at our new location and dreaming of new beverages to enjoy. Each week’s Find That Film will serve as inspiration in hopes I can stay focused long enough to share the recipe with you. Without further ado…
The Last Dragon was fun to watch again last week. But it left me with more ideas for drinks than I had test subjects. I decided I would like to try my hand at a drink about Leroy (Taimak) instead of badass Sho’nuff*. Leroy is sweet, strong, and obsessed with Chinese cinema, dress, and food. He led me to lychee flavored things. Still finding my way in this new town, I had the employees of a nearby liquor store hunt down some lychee liquor.
Leroy’s journey ends when he finds the Glow. That’s what I made. A drink that makes you feel as if you are glowing (it’ll glow a bit with backlight too).
1 1/2 oz lychee liquor
1 1/2 oz vodka
1 1/2 oz orange juice
1/4 oz grenadine
2 oz club soda
Fill a zombie (tall) glass with ice. Add lychee liquor, vodka, and grenadine. Either juice an orange or pull out the OJ from the fridge (I won’t judge). Finish with at least two ounces of club soda. Add a twist of orange to top it.
You’ll feel the Glow depending on how quickly you refill. I recommend dancing instead of hand-to-hand combat.
*Someone created a drink which kinda scares me: The Last Dragon cocktail.