An Excuse To Drink: Friday the 13th Cocktails

photo by frogDNA via

photo by frogDNA via


Well everyone, it’s Friday the 13th and its time to get all friggatriskaidekaphobic. From the Babylonians, to the Persians to the early Christians to the Vikings and even the Knights Templar (they were arrested on Friday, October 13, 1307) the number thirteen has been some seriously bad juju.

Since black cats, curdled cream/milk and opening an umbrella in the house are traditionally unlucky signs, here’s a few cocktail ideas!

photo by Hiram Walker

Black Cat

recipe courtesy of Hiram Walker

  • 1/3 part Kahlua®
  • 1/3 part Hiram Walker® Anisette
  • 1/3 part Tequila

Glass: Shot

Garnish: None

Layer slowly into a chilled shot glass starting with the Kahlua.

Cement Mixer

This drink is disgusting, vote to bury it this year at Tales of the Cocktail! recipe adapted from

  • 1 jigger Bailey’s® Irish cream
  • 1 jigger lime juice

Glass: Shot

Garnish: None

Hold one shot of bailey’s in your mouth, and take one shot of lime juice. Mix rapidly in mouth by shaking head vigorously, then consume.

Umbrella Man

This one is doubly-unlucky, both the name and its “garnish”. recipe adapted from

  • 1 oz. Irish Cream (Bailey’s)
  • 1 oz. Drambuie
  • 1 oz. Grand Marnier
  • 1 oz. Kahlua
  • 1 oz. Vodka

Glass: Collins

Garnish: Serve with a cocktail umbrella

Shake with ice and strain into a chilled Collins glass.




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