Wednesday, September 21, 2005

How to Make Leonard Cohen's Red Needle without Really Trying

The "Traditional" Leonard Cohen Red Needle:
  • 2 oz. tequila
  • A slice lemon (or other exotic fruit)
  • Cranberry Juice
In a highball glass, add crushed ice. Then add app. 2 oz. of Tequila and fill with cranberry juice. Mix gently. Garnish with lemon or other "exotic fruits." Another variation, which I've heard referred to as a "Fresh Needle," adds kiwi juice to the cranberry.

The Zenformation Professional Red Needle:

  • 2 oz Don Julio Silver or Sauza Blanco (for the budget boozer)
  • Unsweetened Cranberry Juice
  • 1 tsp. pure cane sugar
  • Lemon and lime slices

Combine, shake, and pour over crushed ice. Garnish with lemon and lime.


LibraryTavern Liz said...

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G said...

Yeah, it's a great combination. If a dude has too many Red Needlers, he will have substantially reduced his capacity to perform for his lady. That's where the Viagra kicks in - a nice counter to the wienie-limpening effects of excessive boozing.

Anonymous said...

Hahaha...some girl in my ENG 102 class was reading this this morning. I love Leonard cohen!!! And I love the playlists.But where the heck is Oxford ohio? Never heard of it...
Party on!

Christina P.
Las Vegas, Nevada

Megan said...

Tried a few of your Red Needles recipe tonight....omg! A bottle of Don Julio was like 60 bucks!!! Definitely not a cheap drink, but very tasty and, LOL, Aimee, the friggin' barbie doll roomie, pointed out that the unsweetened cranberry juice fit into her Adkins diet...LOL...thought she still thinks LC is the guy who played spock in Star Trek.

Megan said...

Oh...Christina...whoops! That's probably me:-)