An alcoholic cocktail

 

Written by Samantha Watson

 

After a hectic day in the funeral home, many funeral directors want to take a moment to unwind.

 

Some turn on their favorite TV show; some spend time with their spouse, their kids, or their pets; some work out; and others do all sorts of things to wind down from a difficult day. Part of that winding down, for some, involves a nice glass of wine or a cold beer.

 

If you’re someone who enjoys an adult beverage after a long day and you’re looking to add a splash of variety to your life, we’ve got just the cocktails for you.

 

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The Undead Gentleman

A refreshing twist, the Undead Gentleman is a medium-strength mix of tropical flavors sure to please. Here’s how to make it, and what ingredients you’ll need:

  • A dash of absinthe blanc
  • 1 oz black blended overproof rum
  • 5 oz blended aged rum
  • .5 oz John D. Taylor’s Velvet falernum
  • .5 SC cinnamon syrup
  • .5 oz fresh lime juice
  • .5 oz fresh grapefruit juice
  • A dash of angostura bitters
  • Intertwined lime and grapefruit twists for garnish

Death in the Afternoon

A simple but delicious cocktail, Death in the Afternoon is a relatively strong drink. Here’s what you need to combine in a champagne flute or coupe:

  • 5 oz Absinthe
  • 5 oz Champagne

Tea & Sympathy

This warm, hearty Toddy is a cocktail that’s sure to please. Here’s how to make it, and what ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 bag chai tea
  • 1 oz Avuá Amburana Cachaça
  • 1 oz King’s Ginger Liqueur
  • .5 oz freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • One lemon wheel, 4-5 cloves, and a cinnamon stick for garnish

Miss Me Not

This fresh cocktail is perfect for summer, and not too strong or too weak. Here’s how to make it, and what ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 oz Don Julio Blanco Tequila
  • .75 oz sherry
  • .75 oz fresh lemon juice
  • .75 oz celery and sugar snap pea syrup seltzer
  • A mint sprig for garnish

The Last Word

If you’re wanting something a little stronger, look no further. Here’s how to make this cocktail, and the ingredients you’ll need:

  • .75 oz gin
  • .75 oz maraschino liqueur
  • .75 oz green chartreuse
  • .75 oz fresh lime juice

Corpse Reviver No. 1

Rough night drinking some of these other cocktails? Maybe you need a reviver — here’s how to make it and the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 oz cognac
  • 1 oz calvados
  • .5 oz sweet vermouth

Corpse Reviver No. 2

If that first reviver isn’t up your alley, have no fear! Here’s how to make a different version and the ingredients you’ll need:

  • A dash of absinthe
  • .75 oz Plymouth gin
  • .75 oz Cointreau
  • .75 oz Lillet Blanc
  • .75 oz lemon juice

Nail in the Coffin

This interesting cocktail is not for the fainthearted! Here’s how to make it and the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 5 oz Yamazaki 12 Year Old
  • .75 oz dry Madeira wine
  • .5 oz Licor 43
  • .25 oz Fernet Branca

What’s your favorite way to unwind after a long day? Let us know in the comments below.