Adios Motherfucker Cocktail (AMF) Recipe

By Timo Torner / Last updated on August 3, 2023

The Adios, Motherfucker Cocktail is a potent and bright blue cocktail with a controversial name, typical for its era. The drink is a colorful alternative to a Long Island Ice Tea that is just as boozy.
Adios Motherfucker cocktail - AMF

I believe 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 the list goes on. -There are plenty more alternative names for the drink.

Quick Facts Adios Motherf*cker Cocktail

  • Method: shaken
  • Flavor profile: sweet and sour
  • How to serve it: over (crushed) ice
  • Best glassware: highball glass or hurricane glass
  • Alcohol content: ~ 15%, 22 grams of alcohol per serving

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.

Adios Motherfucker cocktail - AMF

Recipe 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

Equipment

  • 1 Jigger
  • 1 Hawthorne Strainer
  • 1 Cocktail Shaker

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: 6.6ozCalories: 232kcalCarbohydrates: 6gSodium: 7.36mgPotassium: 23.08mgSugar: 6gVitamin C: 11.04mgCalcium: 7mgIron: 0.03mg
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AMF - Ingredients & Recommendations

With five alcoholic components, the Adios Motherfucker is a boozy brew. In some recipes, you can find sweet and sour mix to reduce the number of ingredients required. However, we prefer a freshly made combination of lemon, lime juice, and syrup.

The most important thing to get the color right: Use only clear spirits. Aged ones will spoil the bright blue look of the AMF.

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

Alcoholic Components:

  • Vodka: Basically, you can use any vodka in this cocktail, as the other ingredients will pretty much overpower its taste. Yet, having said that, stay away from poor quality to avoid the headache the next day.
  • Rum: Stick with unaged White Rum in the AMF. A white Bacardi like Carta Blanca or Don Q Cristal is fine. 
  • Gin: A quality dry gin or London Dry is the best choice. These types have a classic junipery flavor profile and are affordable. Beefeater or Bombay are both great choices.
  • Tequila: An unaged Blanco, for instance, Patrón Silver, 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.
  • Blue Curaçao: The crucial ingredient as it is responsible for the iconic bright blue color. Made from the Lahara fruit and tinted with artificial food coloring, the orange liqueur is known for its use in blue cocktails.

Non-Alcoholic Components:

  • Lemon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup: You can often get this combination pre-mixed and bottled from the supermarket. It goes by the name of sweet and sour mix. However, we don't recommend it. The taste is artificial and one main reason for the bad reputation of some cocktails. Stick to freshly squeezed juices, ideally sweetened with homemade simple syrup.
  • Lemon/Lime soda: Pick your favorite lemon-lime soda. Sprite, 7-up, or another favorite of yours is fine. It brings balance and adds a bit of carbonation to the drink.

Tips & Tricks for Mixing

With this many elements, it is tempting to just throw them all together and maybe stir a little, and that's it. - After all, measuring all these components is already a piece of work, right? Well, don't do that because it will be a waste of all the measuring.

Instead, shake all (except for the soda) well with plenty of ice to get the blue color right. Then pour your drink into a glass. Only then top it up with fizzy lemon and lime soda.

LIIT vs. AMF

In fact, the difference to a LIIT is marginal, as the AMF uses Blue Curaçao instead of Triple Sec (both are orange liqueurs and 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 Iced Tea. The main distinction is, as mentioned, the bright blue color and, of course, the name.

Other Names of the Adios Motherfucker Cocktail

The Adios Motherfucker goes by many 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.

The AMF is a typical drink of the 1980s. -A time when cocktails often gained attention because of their vulgar or bizarre names. Cocktails like the Fuzzy NavalBlowjob ShotSlippery NippleSex on the Beach Cocktail, and Sex In The Driveway are all creations from that era.

Related Recipes

If you want to mix some other cocktails with your open bottle of Blue Curaçao, here are some ideas:

  • the Blue Lagoon Cocktail
  • the Blue Hawaiian, a coconut-flavored drink and a twist on the Piña Colada.
  • the Blue Hawaii Cocktail, a sweet and sour drink based on rum and vodka.

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