Cocktails & Spirits

Olympics-Inspired Cocktails: Enjoy Them at Living Room or Make Them at Home

Want to play a drinking game?

Every time something happens that's a complete clusterf**k during the Sochi Winter Olympics -- take a sip of your cocktail.

  • Every time an athlete gets locked inside a bathroom -- drink!
  • Every time a stray dog wanders into the stadium - drink!
  • Every time an Olympic ring fails to light during the big opening ceremony - drink!
  • Every time Russian tap water resembles Lipton tea - drink (anything but said water)!
  • Every time a speed skater forgets she's naked under her uniform and nearly flashes the world - applaud..then drink!

Get the point? There are so many screw ups during the Sochi Olympics that you're probably totally hammered just toasting to the awesomeness that comes with this level of lousy.

In honor of the occasion, Living Room at The W Fort Lauderdale is offering some Olympics-themed cocktails. They're available now through February 23 for $14 each -- or make them at home with these recipes.

Johnny Appleseed

2 oz. Laird's Applejack

3/4 oz. Lime juice

3/4 oz. Grenadine

Build in shaker, strain into Martini glass.

James Bond on the Slopes

1.5 oz. Bombay London Dry Gin

3/4 oz. Zubrowka vodka

3/4 oz. Dolin Blanc vermouth

Orange peel

Build in shaker, strain into Martini glass. Garnish with orange peel.

Putin's Patience

1.5 oz. Stoli Vodka

1/2 oz. Maraschino

1/2 oz. Creme de Violette

3/4 oz. 75 lemon juice

Three Filthy Cherries

Build in shaker, strain into Martini glass. Garnish with Filthy Cherries.

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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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