My favorite part about strolling into a bar that I’ve never been to is asking if they have any speciality drinks. Now, I’m not talking about their specials (as much as I love 2-for-1 beers); I’m more curious if the bar has a drink that they specialize in crafting. You know, the drink that that all the regulars know is topnotch but a newcomer such as myself would not even think to order.
There’s a bar right on Water Street in Eau Claire (where I went to college) that definitely has a specialty drink. The Grand Illusion right in downtown makes a drink called The Delusion that is notorious for its low price and high liquor content. This drink comes in a tall glass, is always $5, and has a whopping 4 shots in it! When you purchase a Delusion it even comes with a ticket, so when you reach 10 drinks you get a free T-Shirt 😉 Wow…I know.
Anyway, this drink is a hit in the wonderful city of Eau Claire (and I just happen to love them), so Tyler was gracious enough to teach me how to make my very own! This mayyy be dangerous.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
- 1 oz. Maui Tropical Red Schnapps
- 1 oz. Captain Morgan
- 1 oz. Blue Schnapps
- Pineapple Juice to taste
First, throw some ice in a tall glass to keep the liquor cold as your pour it in.
Then, add the Blue Schnapps, Captain Morgan, Maui Tropical, and fill the rest of the glass up with pineapple juice.
After everything is mixed together you may notice that the drink is a dark blue/green color. I personally am not a huge fan of drinking such an odd colored drink (call me crazy, but I totally notice these things), so I like to put The Delusion in a different colored glass. For this post I decided on a purple tinted mason jar instead. Last, garnish with some cherries, pineapples, or orange slices and you’re good to go! Perfect 🙂
Do you have a favorite bar that has its own specialty drink? Do you always tend to order the same thing every time you’re there, or do you like to mix it up?