Walk Me Down Drink Recipe and Ingredients
The Walk Me Down Drink is a popular cocktail that was first created in the early 1980s at the TGI Fridays chain of restaurants. The cocktail is known for its bold blue color and strong, complex flavor profile.
It is a bit of a complicated drink recipe as it has 7 different ingredients, so I give this a medium as far as the bartending skills you need to make this.
- 1 oz vodka
- 1 oz gin
- 1 oz blue curaçao
- 1 oz white rum
- 1 oz tequila
- 2 oz sweet and sour mix
- 2 oz lemon-lime soda
- Ice cubes
- Lemon wedge (for garnish)
- Cocktail shaker
- Highball glass
- Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.
- Add the vodka, gin, blue curaçao, white rum, tequila, and sweet and sour mix to the shaker.
- Shake the ingredients well for 10-15 seconds to ensure they are well mixed.
- Strain the mixture into a highball glass filled with ice cubes.
- Top the glass with lemon-lime soda.
- Garnish the glass with a lemon wedge.
- Serve and enjoy!
Serving Size:10 ounces
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 44gSugar: 37gProtein: 0g
The choice of vodka for a Walk Me Down cocktail recipe is mostly a matter of personal taste. However, it is recommended to use a decent quality, neutral-flavored vodka since it is the base spirit for the drink.
Popular vodka brands for mixed drinks include Absolut, Grey Goose, Smirnoff, Ketel One, and Tito’s.
If you’re looking for a good gin to use in this cocktail, popular brands include Tanqueray, Bombay Sapphire, Hendrick’s, Beefeater, and Plymouth.
Some popular brands of Blue Curacao liqueur include Bols, DeKuyper, Hiram Walker, and Senior. These brands are widely available and are often used in cocktails due to their quality and affordability.
If you have access to a specialty liquor store, you may also find more high-end Blue Curacao liqueurs that have a more refined taste and a higher price point. These may be worth trying if you are looking for a more complex flavor profile.
Light or white rum is typically used in this cocktail as it has a mild flavor and doesn’t overpower the other ingredients.
Some popular brands of light rum include Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Malibu, and Cruzan. These brands are widely available and are often used in cocktails due to their quality and affordability.
If you’re looking for a more complex flavor profile, you can also try using a dark or aged rum. These rums have a richer, more intense flavor and can add depth to the cocktail. Popular brands of dark or aged rum include Myers’s, Mount Gay, Appleton Estate, and Ron Zacapa.
Some popular brands of tequilia that go well with this drink recipe are Patrón, Don Julio, Sauza, Hornitos, and Jose Cuervo. Blanco or silver tequila is a popular choice for mixed drinks due to its smooth and versatile flavor profile. However, reposado and añejo tequilas can also be used if you want a more complex and aged flavor.
Sweet and Sour Mix
There are many pre-made sweet and sour mixes available on the market that you can use for a Walk Me Down cocktail recipe. Some popular brands include Rose’s, Master of Mixes, Finest Call, and Stirrings.
However, if you prefer to make your own sweet and sour mix, here’s a simple recipe you can try:
- 1 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 cup simple syrup (made by dissolving 1 cup of granulated sugar in 1 cup of water)
- Combine the lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a pitcher or large measuring cup.
- Stir well to combine.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness as needed by adding more simple syrup if desired.
- Store the sweet and sour mix in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Any carbonated soft drink that is flavored with lemon and lime will be fine like 7Up or Sprite.
Drink type: Cocktail
Serving size: 10 oz
Alcohol content: 2.5 oz
Carbohydrates: 44 g
Sugar: 37 g
Protein: 0 g
Fat: 0 g
Glass: Highball glass
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