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How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer

How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer - From @kitchenmagpie
Hello Tuesday, how ya doing? Today’s already been a day full of adventures, I’ve spent the last two hours in the medicentre getting a piece of glass dug out of the bottom of my foot, stitched up, jabbed with a tetanus shot and now I’m going to hobble around the next few days thanks to the stitched up cut in the bottom of my foot. All thanks to a glass that didn’t want to bounce off my hardwood floors and decided to smash instead. How rude.

Seriously, I can’t remember the last time I got stitches. My c-section with my daughter over 8 years ago? I think so.

Lesson #1: if you think you might have glass in the bottom of your foot, just go and get it out. It’s better than waiting like I did realizing oh…there’s still glass there. Sigh. I always put things off.

Lesson #2 : Holy crap, does a needle in the bottom of your foot hurt, dudes. I have a couple of tattoos, no fear of needles whatsover  ( I don’t even flinch for needles anymore, they barely hurt) but I admit it, I yelped when the good ol’ doctor froze the bottom of my foot. There might have been a “Holy Sh&T!” exclaimed as well and some eyes watering.

Remind me never to tattoo the bottom of my foot.

So I’m home and hobbling – nothing like a nasty stitched cut on the ball of your foot for a week – and I’m thinking of putting my feet up and drinking something refreshing.

This past week camping I was playing around with bourbon and by now I am sure you all realize that I love me some bourbon.

I also love retro drinks. I don’t need no stinkin’ herb infused fancy cocktails (though I will drink them) I am solidly in love with old classics.

Nothing screams of my bar days in the 90’s like a paralyzer. These along with vodka slimes and candy apples…oh yah baby, we are flashing back to the good ol’ buck a drink days!

Do you remember those? Dollar highballs? It’s like an urban legend that one day I will tell my children. Heck, already people I know that are 10 years younger than me never got to enjoy those watered down cocktails of old.

This weekend I wanted a bourbon paralyzer, which is just taking the basic paralyzer and subbing in bourbon for the vodka.

Let me tell you, it’s a vast improvement. Bourbon and Kahlua?  Delicious! Those two are going to make an appearance together again, I’m just not sure how. Seriously yummy.

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How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer - From @kitchenmagpie

Now this isn’t a drink for the fainthearted, with a solid 3 ounces of liquor in it! You can definitely tone it down to half the amounts but keep the proportions if you can.

Have fun my darlings! When’s the last time you had a paralyzer?

And do YOU remember those dollar highballs? I’m not that old, so there must be some of you that remember! Oh, the good times I had in the Carstairs Hotel bar…. 😉

Love,

Karlynn

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How To Make a Bourbon Paralyzer


  • Author: Karlynn Johnston
  • Prep Time: 1 min
  • Total Time: 1 min
  • Category: Cocktail

Description

A modern take on the classic Paralyzer. It’s SO much better with bourbon!

Ingredients

  • 4 oz coke
  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz kahlua
  • 3 oz milk or cream if you dare

whipped cream

    cherry

    • ounces large cocktail glass – minimum 14 larger is better
    • 1/2 cup ice

    Instructions

    1. Pour the coke into the bottom of the cocktail glass then add the ice.
    2. Combine the milk with the bourbon and the kahlua – this prevents it from curdling. Pour into the glass.
    3. Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
    4. Enjoy!

    Nutrition

    • Serving Size: 1

     

     

     

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    38 Comments

  • Reply
    Mambo Taxi
    September 1, 2015 at 3:25 am

    Oh I love Brandy Alexander’s too!

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    Mary Ann Hyndman Smith
    August 31, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Yes, I remember this as a paralyzer, after one of my friends ordered one and got roofied too. It was a good thing that I was the designated driver and could get her home safely.

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    Julie Scriver
    August 31, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I still make paralyzers, love them! I also loved Brandy Alexanders when my girlfriend and I would go to the bars.

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    Vikki Gardiner Brown
    August 31, 2015 at 11:59 am

    Sloe Gin Fizz, tasted like sweettarts

  • Reply
    Sheryl L McDonald
    August 31, 2015 at 6:10 am

    Alabama Slammers and Ruby Slippers. Ruby Slippers are still one of my faves

  • Reply
    Heather Andrews McGuire
    August 2, 2015 at 3:03 am

    Long Island Iced Teas and China White shooters. I feel ill just uttering the words.

  • Reply
    Phyllis Roy
    August 2, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Strawberry Daiquiri’s and White Russians were two popular drinks in the ’70s!!

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    Lorna Dolan
    August 1, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    A dirty mother is tequila, kaluha and milk or cream

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Those are my husbands fave!

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    Jean Stern
    August 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    whiskie sours oh so good

  • Reply
    Rosaline Linhart
    August 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    mostly now I stick to wine…I found the recipe tucked into a 1957 cookbook

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    Rosaline Linhart
    August 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    Recipe for a Pink Lady…not to be confused with the treatment drink in an emergency ward…… for 1 drink 1 egg white, 1tsp grenadine,1 tsp half & half cream ,1,5oz gin 1cup crushd ice..

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    Sharon Thomas
    August 1, 2015 at 8:57 pm

    They were my Grandmother’s favorite drink, at home she would just mix gin with fresca and add a maraschino cherry with a dribble of the juice

  • Reply
    Sharon Thomas
    August 1, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    1/2 ounce gin
    1/2 ounce applejack or apple brandy
    1/2 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
    1 egg white*
    2 liberal dashes of grenadine syrup (approx. 1/4 ounce total)
    Optional garnish: Maraschino cherry

  • Reply
    Kendyl Hudson
    August 1, 2015 at 8:54 pm

    Ahh to be young again…many a night I don’t remember there lol

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Oh yes those as well!!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    No, but the name is awesome! What’s in it?

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Science is very, very important you know. It’s a worthy cause.

  • Reply
    Rosaline Linhart
    August 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    I will have to see if I can find an old recipe for it.

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Hhaha ok I might have laughed out loud at the auto-pour part of that!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Ok the name is just adorable lol! That sounds SOooo good!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    August 1, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I have never heard of that drink!

  • Reply
    Rosaline Linhart
    August 1, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Pink Lady’s now I think they are just gross, in the 70’s they were the In drink for bridal showers…. Gin should never go with cream…

  • Reply
    Sharon Thomas
    August 1, 2015 at 7:12 am

    In the …ahem…late 70’s whilst travelling in Australia, the drink of choice as a Fluffy Duck, equal parts white rum and advocaat mixed with either lemonade or pineapple juice and cream floated on the top. They went down easy…some days too easy! lol

  • Reply
    Quadelle Rose
    August 1, 2015 at 6:17 am

    I remember the Long Island Ice Tea being popular in the early 90’s… during my brief (thank goodness!!!), “bar days…” :))

  • Reply
    Lorna Dolan
    August 1, 2015 at 6:00 am

    Absolutely I remember the paralyzer. Now, do you remember the dirty mother

  • Reply
    Kendyl Hudson
    August 1, 2015 at 5:48 am

    I loooooove cherry whiskey paralyzers! I used to drink so many regular paralyzers, the bar in Athabasca would automatically pour me one when they saw me come in lol

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    Dayna Burnell
    August 1, 2015 at 5:39 am

    Oh my goodness. WHY. I swore my paralyzer days were long over! And now you do this to me! I’ll have to make one or five…for science.

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    Rosaline Linhart
    July 10, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    sure was fun in the “good old days” though

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    Jennifer Print
    July 10, 2015 at 11:23 pm

    a drunken trip to boot lol!!!!!

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    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 10, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    This is seriously the sweetest story ever!

  • Reply
    The Kitchen Magpie
    July 10, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    A trip down memory lane!

  • Reply
    Ashley Meek
    July 10, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    Singapore Slings & Long Island Iced Teas for me too!

  • Reply
    Tania Brunet
    July 10, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    Sambuca Paralyzers are my favorite paralyzer!

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    Jennifer Print
    July 10, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG when i was introduced to drinking, it was by these yummy drinks.. and they are still one of my favs… now to send hubby to the liquor store lol

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    Debbie Robinson Woloshyn
    July 10, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Used to love Singapore Slings and Long Island Iced Teas. Never heard of the Vodka Slimes and Candy Apples – but they sound interesting! And I do believe there were a few inappropriate named shooters that I may have sampled once or twice

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    Rosaline Linhart
    July 10, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    quite a few years ago, my mother who was in her 80’s,enjoyed a good drink. I had introduced her to the joys of Harveyl Wallbangers. One evening I took her out for supper and the young man serving asked if we would like a drink. Oh yes please said she…I’ll have a Harvey Ballwanger. I thought the poor server would choke trying not to laugh,, here she was a sweet little old white haired lady of about 85 asking for that….. By the time he got back to the kitchen, everyone back there was laughing He was very cool about it, brought the drink and presented it to her with the words Here is your Harvey Ballwanger ma’am , never batting an eye..Very classy of him not humiliating her. She lived to 99 1/2 and never ever knew she had mixed up the name.

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    elysechatt
    July 16, 2014 at 2:40 am

    I have never had a paralyzer, but it sounds like my kinda party! 

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