1 oz. Hpnotiq liqueur
1 oz. DeKuyper peach schnapps
1 splash Dole pineapple juice
Shake the ingredients in a cocktail mixer over ice. Strain into a shot glass and serve. Enjoy !
Today we have a shot suggested by a good friend of mine. He and I actually went out on my birthday last week and tore it up. He’s Yugoslavian and he gets this homemade Slovakian moonshine from his relatives overseas. I mean, this stuff could make a car run. It’s pretty lethal. You can pour a small, little bit on the bar and light it up and it will burn for over a minute. It’s like drinking gasoline.
So while we were throwing down this homemade moonshine and making our livers cry, this friend suggested we try a shot called Booty Call. And I know exactly why he suggested it.
I have a lady-friend that I’m pretty tight with. Sometimes after some partying or whatever, she and I might goof around a little bit. I like to think of the relationship as the ol’ “friend with benefits “.
This friend of mine always refers to her as ” Booty Call “.
If he and I are talking on the phone and I have to switch over to answer another call, he always asks, ” Is it Booty Call? ”
Or if I can’t meet him somewhere for drinks because I already have plans, he’ll ask me, ” Are you hookin’ up with Booty Call? ”
So just by suggesting this shot for us to try at ShareMyShot, he’s basically razzing me and busting my balls. But I will take suggestions from anyone in search of a decent shot. And this recipe calls for Hpnotiq which we have only used once or twice to date. So I thought it really would be a decent suggestion to run past the taste team.
They were game.
So this Booty Call does indeed call for Hpnotiq……which is the tasty blue liqueur made from vodka, cognac, and tropical fruit juices. And the Hpnotiq is combined with peach schnapps–which is not exactly one of the panel’s favorite flavors. But we can’t exactly ignore recipes that call for peach schnapps, can we ? This recipe also calls for a splash of pineapple juice, so we were hoping that might blend in with the schnapps and the Hpnotiq to sort of mute the peachy element.
Which it did to a degree. The Hpnotiq and the pineapple juice helped to quell the peach flavor. It was still slightly evident (as it does make up about half of this shot). But the fruit juices of the Hpnotiq and the pineapple juice made the overall taste come off as some sort of other tropical fruit. Like a grapefruit, or a kiwi, or a kumquat, or an apricot, or a pomegranate, or who the hell knows what ??
It wasn’t overly peachy, which was nice. And it wasn’t distinctly pineapple-y. It tasted fruity, but was very hard to pinpoint. The taste wasn’t bad at all…..but it wasn’t scrumptious. This shot was a true dilemma.
ShareMyShot gives this peach puzzle of a shooter a 3 on a scale of 5. We give it credit for using creative ingredients like Hpnotiq and pineapple juice. The taste was satisfactory. And the shot lost points for its potency. It’s not all that bold. So in the end, we felt giving the shot a 3 on our scale was a fair assessment.
We don’t know how the name Booty Call applies to the shot. I’m almost thinking it normally goes by a different name and my buddy just assigned it that moniker to again bust my balls. But as long as I get to drink at work and he doesn’t…….I guess the joke is actually on him.