Shake, Stir, and Swish: Championship-Worthy Final Four Cocktails

first_imgJust as with every year, March Madness has been filled with twists and turns, buzzer beaters and heartbreak. If you’re one of the few whose bracket isn’t busted, you’re probably feeling pret-ty good right about now. If you’re one of the thousands that didn’t see South Carolina taking down the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th seeds, well, we feel ya. Really. You’re in the right place, though.In order to celebrate the Final Four (or salve the wounds of a broken bracket), we’ve put together some final four cocktails to mix up this weekend for what’s likely to be an exciting set of games.New Amsterdam Russian Coffee 6 Essential Scotch Cocktails That You Need to Know 10 Classic Vodka Cocktail Recipes You Can Mix at Home 5 parts Svedka Strawberry Lemonade 1 part fresh lemon juice1 part orange juice5 parts simple syrup1 part seltzer2 parts champagne Method: Pour ingredients into a pitcher, and stir. Garnish with orange and grapefruit slices. Nolet’s Silver Players Punch 2 parts New Amsterdam Vodka1 part strong coffee½ part Triple Sec1 part milkMethod: Stir vodka, coffee, and Triple Sec in a rocks glass with ice. Top with milk.The Three Pointer 1 oz 1800 Añejo Tequila2 oz Blood Orange JuiceSplash of Agave1 ChiliMethod: Combine ingredients over ice, garnish with chili.Svedka’s Buzzer Beater 5 Classic Whiskey Cocktails You Should Know How to Make Editors’ Recommendations 1.25 oz Nolet’s Silver Dry Gin.5 oz Lime Juice.5 oz Simple Syrup3 RaspberriesSoda WaterMethod: Combine first 4 ingredients over ice in a cocktail shaker.  Shake vigorously.  Pour (do not strain) all contents into a rocks glass.  Top with Soda Water. Add extra ice if needed. Garnish with 2 raspberries.And one more, because who doesn’t like an extra cocktail?3 Pointer Punch(Created by Flinn Pomroy, Sweetwater Social, NYC)125 oz Jagermeister5 oz Fresh Lime Juice5 oz Ginger Syrup35 oz Bigelow Orange & Spice Tea60 oz Soda Water (add to taste)2 whole oranges sliced into very thin discs.Method: Combine Jägermeister, Lime Juice, and Ginger Syrup to punch bowl. Bring 5 cups of water to a boil and add 5 tea bags of Bigelow Orange & Spice. Remove water from heat and allow to steep for 6 minutes (You will have more tea brewed than you are actually going to use.) Add 35oz of Bigelow Orange and Spice tea to the punch bowl. Stir punch vigorously. Add soda to taste. Top entire punch with sliced orange discs. Serve over ice in traditional Mule Tins or in another receptacle of your choosing. Garnish with your teams assigned garnish – and enjoy responsibly. The Best American Gin The Lazy Man’s Guide on How to Make Hard Apple Ciderlast_img read more

Veteran singer Upali Kannangara passed away

Veteran singer Upali Kannangara passed away today while receiving treatment at a private hospital in Colombo. He was 67 years old at the time of his death.Upali Kannangara was well known for his local hits Parata Kittuwa, Gele Ran Mala Dha Hada Wee, Dumbara Mitiyawatha Paththe and Iwasillak Naha Dakina Thura.