Ladies who Rock...on the Rocks

Drinks Inspired by Nerdy Night In
Mar 24, 2021 / Blog
By Kitty Janvrin

In celebration of Women's History Month, tonight's Nerdy Night In highlights strong woman throughout history. Tune in for a line-up of local comedians, storytellers and actors including Tara Brown, Lona Bartlett, Gabrielle Moore, Kitty Janvrin and Joni Deutsch. Tiffany Bryant-Jackson and Jenny Kabool host. Tune into the live stream here at 7:30 pm, and scroll down for some femme-power cocktails!


Queen Nzinga's Blood of My Enemies

  • 2 oz. vodka
  • 4 oz. tomato juice
  • 2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 dashes Tabasco hot sauce (maybe try some pili pili African hot sauce if you’re brave!)
  • 1 tsp. horseradish
  • Garnishes:
    • Lemon or lime wedges 
    • Celery
    • Olives

Combine all ingredients in a tall glass with ice. Shake well, like you're shaking up ages of patriarchal rule. Garnish with lemon or lime wedge, olives and a celery spear as your weapon of choice.


Marie Curie's Green Glow-Up

  • .5 oz. Malibu rum
  • .5 oz. Captain Morgan spiced rum
  • .5 oz. Midori liqueur
  • .5 oz. Blue Curacao 
  • Splash pineapple juice
  • Splash Sour Mix
  • Maraschino cherries for garnish

Combine all ingredients with ice. Make sure to measure -- we're scientists after all! Add a cherry on top to garnish. Sip while you write your Nobel Prize acceptance speech, but careful -- too many of these cocktails can be radioactive!


Ching Shih's Tiger’s Blood Margarita 

  • 2 oz of tequila
  • 2 oz of your favorite margarita mix
  • .5 oz. blood orange syrup
  • Splash of lime juice
  • Lime slices to garnish
  • Salt (optional)

Rub lime wedge along the rim of your glass. Pour salt onto a plate and roll the rim of your glass in salt until well-coated. Pour in tequila and margarita mix. Add blood orange syrup and ice, and stir. Garnish with lime. Enjoy as you sail the high seas.


Lady Jane Wilde's "Irish I May, Irish I Might"

  • 2 oz. Jameson Stout Edition or your favorite Irish whiskey
  • .5 oz. simple syrup
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Mint for garnish

Combine Jameson, simple syrup and lemon juice. Mix well. Garnish with mint. Slainté!


Queen Charlotte's "German Chocolate Swirl"

  • 1.5 oz. vanilla vodka
  • 1 oz. Half and Half
  • 1 oz. Frangelico
  • Chocolate syrup

Drizzle chocolate syrup inside glass before adding vodka, Half and Half and Frangelico. Give the mixture a swirl, add ice (optional) and enjoy like the queen you are.


Cocktail recipes provided by Blumenthal bartending staff.

More Info for Nerdy Night In: Ladies Who Rock
ft. Tara Brown, Tiffany Bryant-Jackson, Jenny Kabool, Gabby Moore, Joni Deutsch, Kitty Janvrin and Lona Bartlett