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Five Osama Bin Laden Cocktails

On Sunday night, President Obama told the world that Osama Bin Laden, the leader behind our nation's most horrific terrorist attacks on 9/11, had been killed in a special operation by Navy SEALs.

While most deaths aren't celebrated, Bin Laden ain't your average situation. We've been hunting this guy for nearly a decade, and throngs of people continue to wave flags at both the White House and Ground Zero in Manhattan.

In any event, this is a great time to toast our military, who continue to fight for our country.

We found some interesting cocktail recipes, suitable for toasting the end of a madman's reign:

Osama Bin Laden

1 oz. Absinthe

1 dash Tabasco

Add dash of Tabasco to shot of Absinthe.

A Short Trip to Hell

1 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur

2 oz peach schnapps

2 oz strawberry schnapps

2 oz wildberry schnapps

8 oz Red Bull® energy drink

Shake Red Bull, peach, strawberry, and wild berry schnapps in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into glass. Then put Jagermeister into shot glass. Drop in the shot and drink.

Red Death

1/2 oz vodka

1/2 oz Southern Comfort

1/2 oz amaretto almond liqueur

1/2 oz triple sec

1/2 oz sloe gin

1/2 oz lime juice

orange juice

Pour all ingredients (except orange juice) into an ice-filled collins glass. Fill with orange juice, and serve.

Bin Laden 

1/3 oz Scotch whisky

1/3 oz dark rum

1/3 oz vodka

Pour the Scotch into a shot glass. Add rum, followed by the vodka, and serve.

Osama Blowing Satan as He Drinks a YooHoo While Watching Hee-Haw

1.50 oz Grand Marnier

1.25 oz grenadine

2 oz 151 Proof Rum

.75 oz tequila

3 oz orange juice

Pour ingredients into a tall ice filled glass. Ponder what the person who named this drink does for a living.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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