5 Mixed Drinks To Celebrate Ohio’s New Gun-In-Bars Law

[ReviewAZON asin=”B004IK9EAA” display=”inlinepost”] Starting this weekend, a law in Ohio goes into effect allowing concealed weapons into any establishment that serves alcohol.   According to Senate Bill 17, Ohioans with conceal carry permits can now bear arms anywhere that alcohol is served–that includes bars, restaurants, hotels, nightclubs and museums. However, the gun owner must refrain from drinking.  I’m sure that will work!  Luckily, the owners of the establishments have the ability to place a sign banning guns in their businesses all together.  In celebration of the new law (and taking your life in your own hands by going out to eat), here is a list of five drinks that you might want to order if you are in the state of Ohio…

myfivebest -1THE .357 MAGNUM

This is a potent drink that has become popular in recent years. It is named after the very powerful handgun of the same name. The mixture of the amaretto and seven up take a bit of the sting out of the alcohol that can be lit on fire.

  • 1 oz Bacardi® 151 rum
  • 1 oz vodka
  • 2 oz amaretto almond liqueur
  • 2 1/2 oz 7-Up® soda
  • Pour the Bacardi 151 rum into a highball glass filled with ice cubes. Add the vodka and amaretto. Fill with 7-up, and serve.


myfivebest - 2SIX CYLINDER

This drink appeared around the late 1800s and early part of the twentieth century. It is named after the six cylinders on a revolver.  It is pretty easy to make, but you might have a problem with finding two of the six alcohols that go into it.

  • 1/6 Gin
  • 1/6 Sweet Vermouth
  • 1/6 Dry Vermouth
  • 1/6 Cherry brandy
  • 1/6 Dubonnet
  • 1/6 Campari
  • Stir over ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon twist.


myfivebest - 3THE 44 MAGNUM

In Dirty Harry, Clint Eastwood introduced us to “the most powerful handgun in the world.”  This isn’t it, but it is named for that gun.  The 44 Magnum Cocktail, is a new favorite drink among college students and home parties.  It is actually a very refreshing rum and fruity cocktail. Provided you have the right ingredients on hand, it is also quick and easy to make.

  • Measure out a ½ oz. each of 151 Rum, Myer’s Dark Rum, Triple sec, Vodka, White Rum and Pineapple Juice, and 1 ½ oz. of Sour mix. Pour each ingredient into an ice filled, stainless steel drink shaker.
  • Fill a highball glass, filled with ice, straining the mixture into the glass.
  • Top off the drink with 7-Up or other clear soda pop to dilute the drink.
  • Garnish with a lemon twist.


myfivebest - 4FRENCH 75

The drink was created in 1915 at the Paris landmark, Harry’s New York Bar by barman Harry MacElhone. The combination was said to have such a kick that it felt like being shelled with the powerful French 75mm howitzer artillery piece.  The drink, overall is simple to make.

  • Take one ounce of freshly squeezed lemon juice and put it into a stainless steel shaker filled with ice.
  • Add 2 ounces of gin.
  • Add one ounce of simple sugar or two tablespoons of fine white sugar.
  • Mix ingredients in the shaker and pour into a highball glass.
  • Top with Brut champagne and add a lemon twist.


myfivebest - 5TOMMY GUN

Named after the famous Thompson Sub Machine gun that became popular during Prohibition in the United States, the Tommy Gun is a drink for those that can handle its’ unique blend of flavors. A mixture of sweet and pucker, you’re guaranteed to love this drink!

  • 2 thin fresh ginger slices
  • 1 teaspoon apricot jam
  • 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ounces Irish whiskey
  • 1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
  • In a cocktail shaker, mix the ginger, jam and lemon juice. Add ice and the whiskey and Grand Marnier; shake well. Strain into an ice-filled rocks glass. Garnish with the lemon twist.