Here at Riot Towers, we’re big fans of Suzie Ungerleider, better known as Oh Susanna. She’s a superb songwriter who also knows how to pitch the delivery of her songs. In 2019, she celebrated the twentieth birthday of her “Johnstown” album with a remaster and rerelease and it sounds fabulous. For various reasons, we’ve missed her recent UK appearances, but we’ll be making up for that on the next tour, especially if she’s mixing the drinks. Here’s Suzie’s contribution to this year’s High Fives. Cheers!


Top 5 Cocktails you can make very easily at home to impress your friends and get quite drunk.  Beware!


Paper Plane

1 1/2 ounces amaro (preferably Nonino)

1 1/2 ounces Aperol

1 1/2 ounces bourbon

1 1/2 ounces fresh lemon juice, strained


Whiskey Sour

2 oz Bourbon

3⁄4 oz Fresh lemon juice

1⁄2 oz Simple syrup

1⁄2 oz Egg white (optional)  


Pancho Villa

2½ oz blanco tequila

½ oz Royal Rose Three Chile Simple Syrup

¼ oz Agave Syrup

½ Fresh Lime Juice

2 Dashes of Orange Bitters


Egg Nog

1/2 cup milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 egg yolk

2 tablespoons sugar

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 shot rum or bourbon (optional)


Old Fashioned

1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey

2 dashes Angostura bitters

1 Sugar cube


You can make large batches of these for your holiday parties.