Adios Motherfucker Cocktail – The Best AMF You Will Ever Have

Is The AMF a Trashy Drink

I know the name of this is Vintage American Cocktails and that this is not a vintage cocktail, but who cares. The truth is it’s actually a pretty good cocktail, and contrary to popular belief it’s not that boozy. Or if made properly it shouldn’t be. This cocktail has a reputation, similar to the Cosmopolitan, for being a trashy club drink young people like to order so they can say they got an Adios Motherfucker. Unfortunately, because of this connection it’s suffered the same fate as the Cosmopolitan; A good cocktail that normal people are afraid to order to avoid looking trashy. Granted it’s name is Adios MotherFucker so it was destined to end up with that image. another name for it is the AMF, but saying Motherfucker is a lot more fun.

Most recipe calls for sweet and sour but sweet and sour mix is just a poor imitation of orange liqueur, sugar, and lemon juice. This version of the Adios has all the same per proportions as a more standard recipe but by replacing the sweet and sour mix and sprite with better ingredients you get a something much much better. This is actually a really good version of the adios.

ADIOS MOTHERFUCKER Vs Long Island Ice Tea

It’s similar to the Long Island Ice Tea in that it has almost every different kinds of spirits in it. Unlike the long island they are in small quantities and if you’re going by ABV and structure its actually more similar to a John Collins than the Long Island Ice Tea.

Cointreau Vs Blue Curacao

Cointreau and Curacao or blue curaçao are actually all the same liqueur. The only difference is Cointreau is a brand name and Blue curaçao is a general term for orange liqueur with blue food dye added. They are all orange liqueurs and the difference between them and other orange liqueurs like triple sec all comes down to brand names and marketing gimmicks. Bols was actually the first to manufacture orange liqueur using the bitter oranges from the island of Curacao the owned in the Caribbean. As orange liqueur grew in popularity in Europe other manufactures entered the scene. Cointreau marketed theirs as being made from a triple distilled dry beet sugar spirit base which provided a more bright clean orange taste. They called it Cointreau triple sec. They owned the name to Cointreau but not triple sec, and soon many cheap orange liqueurs flooded the market as a “triple sec” liqueur. Some branded them selves as a “Curacao” liqueur and others began adding bright colored food dyes to make them stand out from the others. Cointreau eventually dropped the headline triple sec from its marketing since the term was now associated with cheaper products but the term endures. That is a brief history how the market became flooded with triple secs, curacaos, colored curacaos, Cointreaus, etc, that are ultimately the same ingredient but cause so much confusion for so many people. For a more in-depth history of Orange liqueur please download my app and navigate to the orange liqueur ingredient description. links at the bottom of this page

How Does It Taste

The Adios Motherfucker is actually a great cocktail. It’s taste is similar to a Collins style cocktail and the bright blue color is so fun. Even though it has all the same spirits as the Long Island Ice Tea it taste nothing like a Long Island. The Adios has almost a boozy sparkling lemonade taste. The sweetness and soda water help cut the drink to a more manageable alcohol level and make it (I think) a refreshing cocktail that will still give you a slight buzz.

The Most Important ingredient

There is not really any ingredient in the Adios that effects the flavor in any meaningful way. There are so many different ingredients and in such small amounts that they all get lost in the mix. The only advice I have for this cocktail is not to buy Blue orange liqueur but use one drop of blue food dye instead. Unless you plan on making tons of these in a short period of time your best bet is to just by a normal clear orange liqueur like Cointreau and add blue dye. Because if you buy blue orange liqueur you will be trapped into only being able to use it for this and maybe a couple other cocktails. I have a bottle of blue curacao that I bought maybe 4 or 5 years ago and its still half full.

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Adios Motherfucker Cocktail – The best AMF you will ever have

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Tomas Curras Course: DrinksCuisine: American
Servings

1

servings
Calories

311

kcal
ABV

11%

Total time

3

minutes

The best Adios Motherfucker that actually taste great.

Ingredients

  • 1 oz Lemon Juice

  • 1 oz Simple Syrup

  • 1/2 oz  Blue Orange Liqueur

  • 1/2 oz Vodka

  • 1/2 oz Dry Gin

  • 1/2 oz Silver Tequila

  • 1/2 oz White Rum

  • 4 oz Soda Water

Directions

  • Combine all ingredients except for the soda water in a shaker with ice.
  • If you do not have blue orange liqueur then add 1 drop of blue food dye
  • Vigorously shake till the shaker is ice cold and frosted.
  • Pour into the serving glass and gently add the soda water.

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