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Fun Legal Cocktail Ideas


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  • Inside lawyer humor is a great way to get your guests to laugh and connect
  • Themed cocktails are great conversation starters
  • Be prepared for lots of 1L recollections off of these drinks

It’s no secret that the average lawyer loves a good joke with a good drink.

Often, it can be too much. But, assuming you have it under control and it’s purely recreational and fun, imbibing can be a good way to relax with friends. Whether you’re having a casual get-together with a lawyer-heavy crowd “just because” or you’re celebrating your cousin’s law school graduation, themed cocktails are a lot of fun. Try one or all of these!

Dead Lawyer

  • 1 3/4 oz white creme de cacao
  • 1 3/4 oz maraschino liqueur
  • 1 3/4 oz dry vermouth

Shake ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.

The Lady Lawyer Cocktail

  • 8 mint leaves
  • 1/2 oz ginger liqueur
  • 1 oz. American dry gin (such as Dry Fly, Green Hat or Aviation gin—or a combination)
  • 4 oz fresh lemonade
  • Mint sprig (garnish)

Add the mint leaves and ginger liqueur to a cocktail shaker and muddle. Add ice, gin, and lemonade. Shake until well mixed and cold. Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig.

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

  • 1½ oz Daumen Lirac
  • ½ oz Rhum Barbancourt 5 Star rum
  • ½ oz PX Sherry
  • ½ oz Port
  • ¼ oz Tempus Fugit Crème de Cacao
  • 2 dashes Chuncho bitters
  • 2 dashes Hellfire bitters
  • 2 orange peels
  • Mix of equal parts cocoa powder, chili powder, and sugar for garnish

In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add first seven ingredients and one orange peel. Shake well, and strain into a rocks glass over crushed ice. Garnish with the remaining orange peel and a dusting of cocoa-chili-sugar mix.

Expert Witness

  • Tequila
  • Triple sec
  • Lime juice

Play with the ingredients’ ratios as you wish.

The Ruth Bader Ginger Cocktail

  • 4-6 ice cubes
  • 3 oz dark rum
  • 1 oz ginger liqueur or brandy
  • 2 tsps orange juice
  • 2-3 pinches ground cardamom
  • 2 slices of orange
  • 2 mint leaves, slightly crushed

Place two to three ice cubes in each of two glasses. Place the rum, brandy, orange juice, and cardamom in a cocktail shaker or glass jar. Shake vigorously and pour equal amounts in the two glasses. Twist the orange slices slightly to extract a few drops more of orange juice into the liquid, then place the slice on the rim of each glass. Place one slightly crushed mint leaf in each glass, stir, and serve.

Enjoy with other lawyers!