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In Praise of the Stunt Drink

In Praise of the Stunt Drink

Classic cocktails can, for the most part, be grouped into just a few seminal families. Daiquiris, Sidecars and Margaritas are just different types of Sours, and a Collins is just a Sour with some soda water to lengthen it. I’ve argued many times that a Negroni is nothing more than a twist on the original Martini recipe, and when you really think about it, the Mint Julep and Old Fashioned are nearly the same drink. But there’s a class of drink that doesn’t necessarily belong to any one family - the Stunt Drink. A sort of orphanage of cocktails, the Stunt Drink category is filled with an assortment of cocktail misfits; some of them are good drinks from broken homes, but many of them are bad to the bone. Either way, we’ve come to celebrate them all here today. JELL-O SHOTS (AND PUDDING SHOTS) Some of these can be as simple as grain alcohol and a packet of instant Jell-O or Jell-O pudding mix, or as complicated as a classic cocktail solidified with gelatin. Even Jerry…

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