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Note for recipes where ingredients are measured by parts: Most recipes will have exact measurements but some will list ingredients by "parts" (Of course. We're actors. Everything comes down to the part.) It simply means, pick your favorite means of measurement and use that as your part. Partial to cups? 1 part = 1 cup, etc.
Episode 1: Amaretto Sweet and Sour
1 ½ fluid ounces amaretto liqueur
2 fluid ounces orange juice
2 fluid ounces sweet and sour mix
Fill a glass with ice, and pour in the amaretto, orange juice, and sweet and sour mix. Stir together and serve.
Episode 1: NA Option:
Sweet and Sour Mocktail
1 cup Pineapple Juice
1 Cup Orange Juice
1/2 cup Sweet and Sour Mixer
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
2 cups Lemon Lime Soda
Lime wedges for garnish
Ice for serving
In a gallon sized pitcher combine all the ingredients, stir well, serve over ice, and garnish with lime wedges or lemon wedges.
Episode 2: Wisconsin Style
Brandy Old Fashioned
1 orange slice
1 maraschino cherry + 1 teaspoon cherry juice
1 sugar cube
4 – 6 dashes Angostura bitters
1 1/2 ounces brandy
Lemon-lime, grapefruit soda or seltzer water
In an old fashioned glass, muddle orange slice, cherry, cherry juice, sugar cube and bitters.
Add brandy and fill glass with ice.
Top with soda of choice.
Episode 2 NA* Option: Old Fashioned
1 sugar cube
1 orange slice
2 dashes bitters
2 ounces barley tea
1 maraschino cherry, for garnish
For the tea:
Fill a pitcher with four cups of water and add one tea bag. Refrigerate for two hours.
For the mocktail:
Place the sugar cube in the bottom of a glass (bonus points for using a festive tumbler!). Add the orange slice and bitters. Muddle, then fill the glass with ice. Add the tea, filling to near the top of the glass. Stir to help the sugar dissolve. Finish off with a cherry garnish.
*Note: the two dashes of bitters used here contain only trace amounts of alcohol, meaning this mocktail is still considered non-alcoholic.
Episode 3: The Tyre Trouble
Club Soda (sour version) or Sprite (Sweet Version)
Lemon or Orange Slice (Garnish)
Shake equal parts rum and vodka with ice in cocktail shaker and pour into a cocktail glass, leaving room for soda (to taste). Garnish with slice of fruit
Episode 3 NA Option: The I Scream "Float!"
Strawberry Ice cream (Sweet Version)
Raspberry Sherbet (Sour Version)
Strawberries or Raspberries (Garnish)
Place two scoops of ice cream or sherbet in a tall glass and add sprite to top. Garnish with Fruit
Episode 4: The Sea Shanty
Kraken (or similar brand) Spiced Rum
Club Soda (or substitute Pineapple flavored soda for the Juice and Club Soda)
Pineapple pieces or rings as garnish
Mix equal parts rum and pineapple juice in glass, add soda to taste. Sink pineapple pieces or ring to the bottom of Davy Jones' locker (the glass)
Episode 4 NA Option: The Smooth(ie) as Sea Glass
2 cups Frozen Berries
2 cups Orange Juice or Mixed Berry Juice
1 Pint Rainbow Sherbet
Place all ingredients (except mint) in a blender or smoothie maker and blend (stir/liquefy) for 30-50 seconds until desired consistency. Pour into glass. Garnish with mint.
Episode 5: Pentapolis Party Punch
(aka a Harvey Wallbanger)
Vodka (3 parts)
Galliano (1 part)
Fresh Orange Juice (6 parts)
Orange slice, maraschino cherries
Fill a tall glass with ice. Add vodka and Galliano. Fill rest of glass with orange
Garnish with orange slices and cherries
(extra points if you skewer them on a little sword...)
Episode 5 NA Option: The After Party
Slice of lime or candied ginger (optional)
Fill a tall class with ice. Add 3 parts ginger ale and 1 part lime juice and a splash of lime syrup. Mix gently. Add lime or ginger slice as garnish (optional)
(perfect for post party tender tummies)
Episode 6: The Sidecar
2 parts cognac
1 part Cointreau, Triple Sec or similar orange liqueur
1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
Wet the rim of a cocktail glass with citrus juice (using an orange slice or a small
amount of the lemon juice).
Dip or roll the rim of the glass in small tray or shallow plate full of sugar
Allow the rim to dry while you make the cocktail
Pour the cognac, orange liqueur and lemon juice into a shaker and add ice.
Shake until well chilled
Strain into the cocktail glass, being careful not to disturb the rim.
Garnish with an orange twist
Episode 6 NA Option: Sidecar Mocktail*
2 oz cold strong black tea
(The original recipe calls for lapsang souchong tea, which has a strong, sweet,
smoky taste. If you are unable to find it, another full flavored black tea, such as
earl grey, can be used)
2 oz lemon juice
1 tsp marmalade
½ – 1 tsp honey
dried orange slice
Prep the Glass and Tea:
Put a coupe glass in the fridge to chill
Brew tea and allow to cool completely
Pour cold tea and lemon juice into a cocktail shaker. Stir in marmalade and honey with a spoon, until they dissolve. Add ice to cocktail shaker and shake well.
Double strain into the chilled coupe glass.
Float dried orange in glass as garnish.
*recipe adapted from BBC GoodFood:
Nice, Miriam. Sidecar Mocktail. BBC GoodFood. Retrieved February 10, 2021, from www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/sidecar-mocktail
Episode 7: The--Briefly--Happy Couple
Peach Slice (as Garnish)
Pour peach puree into a champagne flute until glass is about 1/3 full (about 1.5 oz. of puree). Fill remainder of flute with chilled prosecco. Garnish with the peach slice.
Episode 7 NA Option: The Bridesmaid
Orange or peach slices and/or maraschino cherries
In a large glass, add crushed ice until glass is 1/4 full. Pour equal amounts peach juice and lemon lime soda into glass at the same time. Top with a small splash of grenadine and mix gently with a long spoon. Add fruit as garnish.
Episode 8: The Empty Coffee-n
1 oz whiskey
1 oz irish cream liqueur
4 oz hot coffee (medium or dark roast)
1-2 sugar cubes
whipped cream (optional)
In a medium sized mug, add room temperature (not chilled) whiskey and sugar cube(s). Pour in hot coffee, allowing sugar to dissolve. Add irish cream liqueur. Stir slowly to mix. Garnish with whip cream, if desired.
Episode 8 NA Option: Chocolate Mint
1 oz (one packet) Hot Chocolate Mix
Milk (can substitute an unsweetened non-dairy milk alternative)
Peppermint Stick/Candy Cane (optional)
Brew mint tea in a large mug. Add hot chocolate mix, stir until completely dissolved. Add a splash of milk (or non-dairy substitute). Garnish with peppermint stick or candy cane.