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Adios, Motherfucker

Walk Me Down cocktail
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It takes a special kind of person to walk up to the bar, look a barkeep squarely in the eyes and order an Adios, Motherfucker. We’re talking about the real deal. Not an AMF or an Adios, Mother F’er, as the drink is called in more squeamish circles. And certainly not the more family-friendly Walk Me Down. You can’t soften the seven-syllable force of a fully articulated Adios, Motherfucker.

The drink is bold, boozy and blue. Featuring five—yes, five—alcoholic components, it’s very similar to the Long Island Iced Tea. But where the LIIT calls for triple sec and cola, this cocktail requires a slug of blue curaçao and a topper of Sprite or 7UP. That curaçao swap results in the vibrant color, while the soda switch gives the drink a lighter, more citrusy flavor.

The recipe specifically calls for sweet-and-sour mix. You can find bottled sweet-and-sours on store shelves, but it’s always a smart practice to stay away from those, as they’re loaded with sugar and additives. Instead, try making your own. That is easily accomplished by making a quick simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water) and infusing it with fresh lime juice. Garnish your drink with a lemon wedge and cherry, if you’d like, and tip back the eye-catching cocktail before you.

Those are your marching orders. But what makes an Adios, Motherfucker a true Adios, Motherfucker is the motherfucker who mixes it: cool, confident, uninhibited. That motherfucker can be you.

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix*
  • Sprite or 7Up, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wedge (optional)
  • Garnish: preserved cherry (optional)

Steps

  1. Add the vodka, rum, tequila, gin, blue curaçao and sweet-and-sour mix to a highball glass with ice and stir.

  2. Top with Sprite or 7Up.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wedge and preserved cherry, if desired.

*Sweet-and-sour mix: Mix 1 part sugar with 1 part water. Add fresh lime and/or lemon juice to taste.