Shamwow Cocktail?

The Universal Record Database Beta (URDB) says that they are the definitive site for human achievement. Last month they posted Opus Moreschi (writer for The Colbert Report,  The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, The Tom Greene Show, etc.) making the  Fastest Time to Make a Shamwow Cocktail. Click on the image below to see it. (Don’t know what a Shamwow is? Scroll down and view the YouTube infomercial.)


My Thoughts:

1. Ick! he’s using his germ infested hands to squeeze out the Manhattan. Use some gloves, Opus.
2. At least he used bitters and a good Bourbon (Maker’s Mark), but a warm Manhattan? or rather…Shamhattan. Maybe he should have Shamwow’d it into a glass of ice to make a Manhattan on the rocks.
3. The band should’ve played a New York related song.
4. What is a Shamwow really made of and do I want my drink strained through it?

Here’s what a Shamwow is:

The Universal Record Database Beta (URDB) have several other offbeat collegiate-ish drink-related world records on the site like the Fastest Chug of a Can of Beer, The Most Wine Consumed with Left Hand over Right Shoulder, and The Fastest Time to Pull a Cork Out of a Wine Bottle With a Napkin.

Other “out there” drink related stuff going on is The Martini Workout where you set a Martini glass on your abs and do crunches.

Don’t forget about Tales of the Cocktail July 7th-12th! I posted the event I’ll be part of called Hollywood Cocktails over at Facebook.

bloghollywood1Cocktail 1: Cheryl Charming will be presenting the…
Tom Collins

1-1/2oz Plymouth Gin
3/4 oz Fresh Lemon Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
4 oz Club Soda
Orange Slice for Garnish
Cherry for Garnish

Shake Plymouth Gin with lemon juice and simple syrup and strain over fresh ice into a Collins glass. Top with club soda and garnish with an orange slice and cherry. A 6 minute DVD of the Tom Collins seen in film will accompany the cocktail.

Cocktail 2: Simon Ford will be serving the….
Vesper Martini

Casino Royale, Ian Flemming, 1937.
Invented by Gilberto Preti for the author and close fried Ivor Bryce, at Duke’s Hotel, London.

3 parts Plymouth Gin
1 Part Absolut Vodka
1/2 part Lillet Blanc
2 dashes of Angostura bitters
Lemon Twist

Shake until ice cold and serve in a deep champagne goblet with a large thin slice of lemon peel.

Cocktail 3: Charlotte Voisey will be presenting the…
Romanoff’s of Beverly Hills

Adapted from Bottoms Up, by Ted Saucier (1951)
Combine in tall glass full of ice:
2 oz Hendricks Gin
1/2 oz Cherry Heering
1 barspoon grenadine
1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
Top off with ginger beer and garnish with half of lime shell.

Cocktail 4: Marcos Tello will be serving the….
Brown Derby Cocktail

2 oz Wild Turkey Bourbon
1/2 oz Honey Syrup
1 oz Grapefruit
Shake & Strain
Cocktail Glass

History: This cocktail is from the Vendome Club, Hollywood, 1930, and is named after the famous hat-shaped restaurant on Wilshire Boulevard that opened in 1926.
The Brown Derby Cocktail from The Vendome Club in the early 1930’s and became Vendome Wine & Sprits in 1933 when it became legit.

Cocktail 5: Ted Haigh will be serving….
The Missionary’s Downfall

Adapted from Don the Beachcomber, Beachbum Berry, and myself.
1 oz Coruba Rum,
1/2 oz peach-flavored brandy
1-1/2 oz fresh lime juice,
1/2 oz honey syrup,
add 4 sprigs of fresh mint,
1/2 slice fresh pineapple.

Pour in blender with 14 oz of crushed ice,
blend until smooth.
Pour into double rock glass,
garnish with a mint sprig and serve

This recipe directly relates to TWO movies, but more on that at Tales!



Filed under Bar Fun, Bartenders, Cocktails in Film & Other Media, Recipes

2 responses to “Shamwow Cocktail?

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