BOOZE & FUN: The Right Combination

When you meet the right man, and you're meant for each other, it just feels right — the perfect combination of ingredients for an intoxicating encounter.

Try these two ingredient cocktails this 2-4-1 Wooden Nickel Wednesday. Encounters await.

1. Dark and Stormy
The key to a great Dark and Stormy is getting ginger beer, not ginger ale. Spicier than the ale, ginger beer gives this drink a great kick. Just don't sniff it unless you want to give your sinuses a rude awakening.

2. Martini
Whether it's with gin or vodka, all you need to add is vermouth. If you want to move past two ingredients, you can always make your martini dirty, adding the delicious brine from the olive jar.

3. Greyhound
The Greyhound is a grapefruit-and-vodka cocktail. When you add a salt rim, it becomes a Salty Dog.

4. Mimosa
A brunch classic — half orange juice, half sparkling wine.

5. Gin and Tonic
The name says it all. But if you're planning to down these to stave off malaria, you're sadly out of luck.

6. Rum and Coke
A classic. For something different, try it with spiced rum.

7. Rusty Nail
What's more Scottish than scotch? A drink that combines scotch with the Scottish liqueur Drambuie.

8. Screwdriver
A shot of vodka with orange juice.

9. Black Russian
Like The Dude's favorite drink, the White Russian, but without the cream, the Black Russian combines vodka and Kahlua.

10. Gimlet
Like martinis, gimlets can be made with vodka or gin. Here's the recipe from the Little Old Lady cookbook:

Gin
Half as much Rose's lime juice as gin
Lime wedges
Mix gin and lime juice in a shaker with ice. Shake till the outside gets frosty. Pour into cocktail glasses and garnish each with a lime wedge.