It’s 3am. You’re back in your hotel room. You desperately need a cocktail. Luckily, we’ve got the guys from the breakout pop duo Timeflies to shake things up. Before hitting W Scottsdale‘s WET Deck for a killer W Music: Live party, we challenged Cal and Rob to mix up their favorite cocktail using nothing but the contents of a hotel minibar. Since the band got big recording their first hits in college, in a makeshift studio underneath Rob’s dorm bunk bed, we trust the guys will know how to make a party with whatever is available.
1. Choose your Glass
Cal: You picked the least amount of volume you could.
Rob: Size doesn’t matter.
2. Get some liquid Courage
Cal: We went to a party at the pool today. Maybe a little too hard…
3. Pick your poision
Rob: When I’m making a cocktail I just look for vodka. I want a dirty martini. But there are no olives here!
Cal: You’re just going to take all the oranges?
Rob: Yes, it’s a play on an orange. You’ll see.
Cal: That sounds disgusting.
4. Mix, taste, repeaT
Cal: I’m thinking the spice in this “Wicked Hot Jack” is going to mix perfectly with this spiked ice tea.
5. SHAKE SHAKE SHAKE
Rob: I’m letting the flavors really marinate here. I’m going for more simple and some sweet. I’m channeling Bobby Flay, he keeps it simple but strong.
6. Make it pretty
Cal: This is the Wicked Ice Tea. It’s inspired by my time in Massachusetts. It will get you drunk.
Rob: This is the “Orange You Glad You Blacked Out.” It’s orange, with a healthy amount of vodka, and a gummy bear.
Cal: May the best win.
Rob: I will.
7. Make it a Competition
W Insider Rachael Bienz: (Tasting Rob’s cocktail) I like the straw. And…it’s good. Strong. (Tasting Cal’s cocktail) Oh. I like this one! It’s really really good. I don’t like to taste the alcohol so this one works for me.
8. Pick a winner
Rachael: Cal wins!
Rob: What?! He cheated!
Cal: It’s ok Rob, your cocktail is cute! Look at that cute straw.
9. TIMEFLIES WHEN YOU’RE DRINKING WITH FRIENDS
Cal: This is gonna be one of the more turnt up nights that we’ve had…
Rob: I might jump in the pool.
Drink your own
Cal’s Wicked Ice Tea
What You’ll Need:
Shot of Wicked Hot Whiskey
8 oz Spiked Iced Tea
1) Add whiskey and ice tea to a shaker with ice.
2) Shake it up.
3) Add a lemon.
Rob’S Orange You glad you blacked out
What You’ll Need:
A “healthy amount” of vodka
One gummy bear
A “cute straw”
1) Muddle orange wedges, gummy bear and vodka.
2) Let it “marinate.”
3) Add a cute straw.