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GateCrashers: Happy Hour Presents the Stay Puft Toasted Marshmallow Martini

With the premiere of Ghostbusters: Afterlife set for this Friday the 19th, I took it upon myself to find inspiration in one of my favorite franchises of all-time. From the films to the tv shows, and the ever abundant toys and props that were scattered around my childhood home, being a Ghostbuster was my destined profession. Things change, people grow up, but the sound of a proton pack being clicked on still makes my heart skip a beat. So, this drink is the merging of my childhood fascination with the destruction of the Stay Puft Marshmallow demi-god and my love of sweet cocktails. Don’t worry I’ll be first in line to see the new film, but I don’t think my Slimer pajamas will fit for the premiere.

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla Vodka

RumChata

Coffee Liqueur

Chocolate Liquer

Large Marshmallow (toasted)

Ice

MATERIALS

Rocks Glass or Martini Glass

Measured Shot Glass

Cocktail Shaker

Strainer

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Ice into a shaker and set aside.
  2. Pour 2oz Vanilla vodka into shaker.
  3. Pour 2oz RumChata into shaker.
  4. Pour 1oz Coffee Liqueur into shaker.
  5. Pour 1oz Chocolate Liqueur into shaker.
  6. Shake for 10 seconds.
  7. Strain ingredients into chilled glass.
  8. Let it settle.
  9. Top with Toasted Marshmallow
  10. Enjoy!
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GateCrashers: Happy Hour Presents Jersey Sunrise, A Sopranos Cocktail

“Those who want respect, give respect.”Tony Soprano

My father had just finished watching The Wire when a friend at work suggested The Sopranos. He was not very interested in shows about the Mafia, as he had grown up in South Philadelphia with actual Mobsters, and felt that their lifestyle did not need any glorification. Reluctantly, we put on the first episode and I distinctly remember being captivated by James Gandolfini. His presence was unrivaled, and we quickly flew through the first season. As I was only home every so often from college, and my father was not a patient man, my viewings of the show were sporadic. It feels unfair to not allow a true fan to examine their own relationship with the show, so I relinquish the next part to Dan.

I grew up with a parent who basically watched The Godfather more than anyone I know. Many people encouraged me to watch The Sopranos, but it wasn’t until I was an adult that I picked it up. What appealed to me the most is that it never idolizes their lives. Instead, it portrays this really sad story of a family caught in this world at the tail end of this Mafia lifestyle. For every ounce of humanity you see in Tony Soprano, or any character, the show never once lets you forget that they are all monsters.

We encourage you to try an episode of The Sopranos, or even watch the upcoming film The Many Saints of Newark, but don’t forget to pour yourself a glass of a Jersey Sunrise. Not too much pulp though, some pulp is fine.

INGREDIENTS

Vodka

Orange Juice (Level of Pulp,Your Choice!)

Grenadine

Ice

MATERIALS

Ten ounce highball glass

Measured Shot Glass

Cocktail Shaker

Strainer

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Ice into a Shaker and set aside.
  2. Pour 1 1/2 shots of Vodka into shaker.
  3. Pour 3 shots of Orange Juice into shaker.
  4. Stir all the ingredients in the shaker for 10 seconds.
  5. Strain ingredients into chilled highball glass.
  6. Pour 1/4 shot of Grenadine in center of drink.
  7. Let it settle.
  8. Enjoy!