INSTEAD OF A LONG ISLAND ICED TEA...
ZOMBIE: "There is little benefit to drinking a Long Island Iced Tea other than getting really drunk, really fast. The Zombie is a classic tiki cocktail that is so adept at reaching your drunken goal that most bars will only allow you to have one."
3/4 cup crushed ice
1.5oz aged Jamaican rum, such as Appleton Estate V/X or Extra
1.5oz gold Puerto Rican rum
1oz 151-proof Lemon Hart Demerara rum
3/4oz freshly squeezed lime juice
2tsp white grapefruit juice
1tsp cinnamon syrup
1 dash aromatic bitters, such as Angostura
1 mint sprig, for garnish
INSTEAD OF AN OLD FASHIONED...
IMPROVED WHISKEY COCKTAIL: "While it is impossible to improve on the classic pairing of spirit, bitters, sugar, and water, this style of cocktail utilizes ingredients that were new to the early American cocktail scene -- namely maraschino and absinthe."
2oz bourbon or rye
1 sugar cube
1 bar spoon maraschino liqueur
1 dash Angostura bitters
1 dash Peychaud's bitters
1 dash absinthe
Muddle sugar cube with bitters, maraschino, and absinthe. Add whiskey and ice. Garnish with a lemon twist.