Drinks popular in the 80s

 

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It’s a band, it’s a drink, it’s the 80’s. B52’s were and remain popular shooters. There are many variations to this drink; it’s usually layered by hand in a shot or sherry glass. Very tasty and on the too rich sweet side it remains one of the more popular bar shots.

The cosmo or Cosmopolitan was a fixture on the bar scene as early as the mix 80’s. The drink was further popularized among young women by its frequent mention on the television program Sex and the City, where Sarah Jessica Parker's character, Carrie Bradshaw, commonly ordered the drink when out with her girlfriends. The film adaptation made a reference to its popularity when Miranda asks why they stopped drinking them, Carrie replies "because everyone else started."

Fuzzy Navels popped up in the 80’s along with big hair bands and clubs that appealed to younger clientele that liked the sweet taste. Seen as a sorority girl drink it was light, fun and didn’t knock you out! Other sweet light drinks included the Pina Colada and Tequila Sunrise

The drink's name is from Japanese Kamikaze (神風), meaning "divine wind". This drink became popular in the 80’s as a shot and cocktail that is served in a classic cocktail glass. The shots go down quick and smooth, so much so, that almost 30 years later they are still one of the most request bar shots. The Melon Ball was also one of the more popular shooters.

Drinks listed are: Alabama Slammer, B52, Brass Monkey, Cape Codder, Cosmopolitian, Cuba Libra, Frozen Mud Slide, Fuzzy Navel, Hurricane, Kamikaze, Long Island Iced Tea, Melon Ball, Mud Slide, Pina Colada, Sea Breeze, Sex on the Beach, Singapore Sling, Slippery Nipple, Slow Gin Fizz, Strawberry Daiquiri, Tequila Sunrise, White Russian, Woo Woo Cocktail, Bramble