Adios Motherfucker cocktail - AMF

Adios Motherfucker Cocktail (AMF)

By Timo Torner / Last updated on October 15, 2022 

First published on October 7, 2022 

The Adios, Motherfucker Cocktail is a potent and bright blue cocktail with quite a controversial name. A colorful alternative to a Long Island Ice Tea that is just as boozy.

Surely, we can all agree that the Adios Motherfucker cocktail has a bit of a vulgar name.

That is also why it often is toned down to AMF or Adios, Mother F’er. And these two are not the only two alternative names. There are plenty more.

The recipe is quite similar to the one for Long Island Ice Tea. It includes five different types of spirits, lemon juice, lime juice, simple syrup, and just a splash of lemon-lime soda.

In fact, the difference to a LIIT is marginal, as the AMF uses Blue Curaçao instead of Triple Sec (both are pretty similar except for the color) and lemon-lime soda instead of Coke.

The result is a slightly more sour cocktail compared to the Long Island Ice Tea. The main distinction is the bright blue color and, of course, the name.

Adios Motherfucker facts

  • Ingredients: Gin, Rum, Tequila, Vodka, Bue Curaçao, lemon, lime, syrup, lemon-lime soda
  • ABV: 13,8% including dilution from shaking; 16,64% prior to shaking
  • Calories per drink: 232
  • Taste: Comparable to Long Island Ice Tea but lighter with a more pronounced citrus flavor.
  • Price for making it at home: $2,70
  • Method: Shaking
  • Glass: Collins glass or Hurricane glass
AMF drink in Hurricane glass

Adios Motherfucker ingredients

With five alcoholic ingredients, the Adios Motherfucker is a boozy cocktail. In some recipes, you can also find sweet-and-sour mix. However, I prefer a freshly made combination of lemon juice, lime juice, and syrup.

So, here is what you need to make the drink:

Vodka: Basically, you can use any Vodka in this cocktail as the other ingredients will overpower the taste of it anyway. In general, though, I recommend using potato-based Vodka in cocktails.

Rum: Stick with unaged White Rum in the AMF. A white Bacardi like Carta Blanca or Don Q Cristal is sufficient. 

Gin: A quality Dry or London Dry Gin is the best choice. These Gins typically have a more classic flavor profile, and on top, they are affordable. Beefeater or Bombay are both great choices.

Tequila: An unaged Blanco Tequila works best. Make sure to use 100% agave Tequila instead of a mixto. 

The latter is a type of Tequila that contains only the minimum amount of agave and is the reason for many Tequila-related headaches. My recommendation to use is a Patrón Silver.

Blue Curaçao bottle from DeKuyper

Blue Curaçao: Probably the most crucial ingredient as it's responsible for the iconic bright blue color. 

Made from the Lahara fruit and artificially colored, Blue Curaçao is known for its use in blue cocktails like the Blue Hawaiian and Blue Lagoon.

Lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup: You can get this combination bottled from the supermarket. However, I don't recommend using a pre-mixed sweet-and-sour mix. The taste is pretty artificial. 

Stick to freshly squeezed juices, ideally sweetened with a homemade simple syrup.

Lemon/Lime soda: Pick your favorite lemon-lime soda. It does not matter if that is Sprite, 7-up, or another one. 

You won't need much of it, as it is only there for balance and to add a bit of carbonation to the drink.

Adios Motherfucker cocktail - AMF

Adios Motherfucker

A variation of a Long Island Ice Tea but bright blue and topped with lemon-lime soda.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Course: Drinks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: blue curaçao, Gin, lemon juice, lime juice, rum, simple syrup, Tequila, vodka
Servings: 1
Calories: 232kcal
Cost: $2.70

Ingredients

  • 0.5 oz Vodka (potato-based preferred)
  • 0.5 oz White Rum
  • 0.5 oz Dry Gin
  • 0.5 oz Silver Tequila
  • 0.5 oz Blue Curaçao
  • 0.5 oz Lime juice
  • 0.5 oz Lemon juice
  • 0.5 oz Simple syrup
  • 1.5 oz Lemon-lime soda

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients except the lemon-lime soda into a cocktail shaker filled with ice.
    0.5 oz Vodka, 0.5 oz White Rum, 0.5 oz Dry Gin, 0.5 oz Silver Tequila, 0.5 oz Blue Curaçao, 0.5 oz Lime juice, 0.5 oz Lemon juice, 0.5 oz Simple syrup
  • Shake until the drink is well-chilled, then strain into an ice-filled Collins or Hurricane glass.
  • Top with lemon-lime soda and garnish with a slice of lemon and a Maraschino cherry.
    1.5 oz Lemon-lime soda

Nutrition

Serving: 6.6oz | Calories: 232kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.89g | Protein: 0.18g | Fat: 0.06g | Sodium: 7.36mg | Potassium: 70.08mg | Sugar: 17.52g | Vitamin C: 11.04mg | Calcium: 20.48mg | Iron: 0.11mg
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How the Adios, Motherfucker is also called

The Adios Motherfucker is a drink characteristic of the 1980s. At a time, cocktails often gained attention because of their vulgar or bizarre names. 

Cocktails like the Fuzzy NavalBlowjob shotSlippery NippleSex on the Beach, and Sex In The Driveway are all creations from that era.

The Adios Motherfucker is known under many different names and spelling variations like Adios Mother FuckerAMFBlue MotorcycleBlue Long Island Ice TeaBlue MotherfuckerWalk Me Down, and AMF drink or cocktail. 

But no matter what you call this cocktail, you will get a bold and potent drink with plenty of alcohol.

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