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Baltimore Zoo

Image: Tim Nusog

The Baltimore Zoo is said to have been invented in the mid-1990s at Purdue University in Indiana, but may have been around much longer than that. Its university origin makes sense as the recipe—a Long Island Iced Tea-like cascade of six different spirits and liqueurs topped with, of all things, beer—smacks of collegiate immoderation. What makes less sense is why the high-octane cocktail is named after a popular Maryland attraction. One thing is certain: Drink too many Baltimore Zoos and you too could wind up behind bars.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • 1/2 ounce peach liqueur
  • 1/2 ounce amaretto
  • 2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
  • 1 splash beer, to top
  • Garnish: lemon wheel

Steps

  1. Add all ingredients except beer into a highball glass, add ice and stir.

  2. Top with the beer.

  3. Garnish with a lemon wheel.