AMF drink (Adios, Motherf***er Cocktail)

A cocktail that’s as blue as its name, the Adios, Motherf^^^er (AMF) is one mean mixture.

AMF drink

How do you start an article about a cocktail whose name is something you couldn’t say around your mother? The same way you order it… very carefully! Imagine yelling “Adios, Motherf***er” to a bartender that’s not familiar with this particular beverage. Unlikely, but you never know. It’s always better to be polite, especially when you’re out at your local watering hole. You don’t want to start a fight, especially when all you wanted was a mother f***ing drink.

And what exactly is the “AMF”? One easy way to describe it is as a slightly different take on the notorious Long Island Iced Tea. Both are a little stronger than most drinks, and while the original cocktail tops off with cola, the AMF is mixed with blue curacao and finished with your favorite lemon/lime soda.

But who thought up this version? And who named it? Or did it earn that name? Honestly, nobody knows. With a cocktail as strong as the AMF, my guess is that somebody, somewhere in the world, was thoroughly enjoying themselves one night with a few adult beverages. After they imbibed more than their fair share, the revelries began to quiet down, and this drinker’s friends began to notice their companion turning different shades of green. “Are you alright?” they ask.

The friend stumbles once and manages to slur “adios, motherf***er” before ruining the carpet. After the initial shock is past and the cleaning bill is resolved, the name more than likely stuck. But probably not.

We can only sit and wonder about who really christened this cocktail, their identity forever lost to the boozy iced teas of time.

What is the Best Alcohol to Use in an AMF?

Mixing this many different spirits together is trickier than you might think. The secret is making sure they’re all clear in color and texture. Gin and vodka are usually sold this way, but the different rum and tequilas available might be a little confusing. Choose a Blanco, or silver tequila as well as rum. The color you get in this cocktail comes from the addition of blue curacao.

AMF drink
Servings 1
5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 ounce vodka
  • 1/2 ounce rum
  • 1/2 ounce tequila
  • 1/2 ounce gin
  • 1/2 ounce blue curaçao
  • 2 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
  • Sprite or 7Up to top
  • Garnish: lemon wedge optional
  • Garnish: preserved cherry optional

Instructions

  • In a highball glass filled with ice, combine vodka, rum, tequila, gin, and blue curaçao.
    AMF drink
  • Pour in the sweet-and-sour mix and stir well to blend the flavors together.
    AMF drink
  • Top off the glass with Sprite or 7Up, adding a bubbly and refreshing finish to the drink.
    AMF drink
  • If you’re feeling fancy, garnish with a lemon wedge and a preserved cherry.

Nutrition

Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 37mg | Sugar: 44g | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 2mg
AMF drink

FAQs & Tips

AMF drink

Similar Drinks to the AMF

If the AMF is your style of cocktail, then you’ll definitely want to check out a few other drinks that sway to the stronger side.

  • Long Island Iced Tea – Let me tell you about the original, “kitchen-sink” cocktail that’s a little more nuanced than you think it is.
  • Mint Julep – Bourbon, mint and sugar combine to make this cool, Southern classic.
  • Mind Eraser – It came from the 80s! This dark and delicious drink won’t exactly wipe your brain, mainly because you’ll never forget the experience.

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