Friday, October 4th was National Vodka Day and that motivated me to dabble with vodka cocktails. The result is the Chernobyl, a gorgeous drink that may seduce you into having more than one. If you do, remember that like roentgens, you can easily surpass the recommended exposure limit.

Monkey Gland

*WARNING* Rated NC-17 Sexual Content *WARNING*

You’ve licked a Fuzzy Navel and had Sex on the Beach. Maybe you asked, Bend Over Shirley or were dying to have a Screaming Orgasm. Then, there is the forbidden desire for a Monkey Gland. All are cocktails with names meant to elicit an emotional response from someone like you, dear reader.

La Banderita

The Little Flag known locally as La Banderita. It is the local way to enjoy Tequila or Mezcal and so named for it’s green, white and red tri-color replication of the Mexican flag. Three shot glasses, the first with fresh lime juice, the second with Union Mezcal, and the third with St. Regis sofrito were set before us. We then proceeded to toast our arrival in Mexico and sip from left to right, repeating the process until the three glasses were empty. Tempting as it was to have a second, it was time to depart for dinner.