THIS WEEK ON MID-WEEK MIXERS WE'RE BRINGING YOU A DRINK THAT'S FUN TO MAKE, FUN TO SERVE, AND A WHOLE LOT OF FUN TO DRINK! Hang on and join in the party with Naomi Blackburn's SWAMP WATER concoction…
MID-WEEK MIXERS by Naomi Blackburn – for more of her fun recipes follow http://thepubandgrubforum.blogspot.com
Toby Keith's Swamp Water with a Twist!
I stumbled upon this drink by Toby Keith on Pinterest that had been originally pinned by GAC. It is for his drink Swamp Water. Anyone who has ever heard of this drink knows that it is a particularly dangerous due to 5 out of 8 ounces of the liquid in it being of the alcohol variety! I wanted something special to kick off Chicago Bears Preseason Football and this drink was it.
Now, the original drink calls for Mezcal which I am not a fan of, but I swapped that out for tequila which I am a fan of! It worked fine. The drink had a tiny bit of a melon margarita flare to it. The thing with this drink though is that COLDNESS IS KEY! I store ingredients in the freezer prior to making and return them to the freezer if there is a second round! Another thing…grab a couple of Mason jars..they really add to the essence of the drink. So, here we go!:Ingredients:1.25 oz Blanco Tequila
2.5 oz Pucker Apple
.75 oz Simple Syrup
1 oz Midori Melon Liquor
Sweet and Sour Mix
1) In a standard sized shaker, fill with ice and add first 4 ingredients. Shake for 60 seconds and pour into a very chilled mason jar. Mine normally have a layer of frost on them.
2) Add more ice and fill to rim with Sweet and Sour Mix. Garnish with lime slices and cherries.
3) Be really careful. These things are AWESOME, but they are one of those drinks that sneak up and nip in the rear end!
Why yes it is, but be very careful…They sneak up on ya!!
All this time I thought Swamp Water was a mixture of cola, root beer, sprite/7-up and cream soda. The recipe above is much, much better. 🙂
May have to give this a try, before summer fades into the background, and I just want something warm. LOL