It’s time for another trip into the Pin Ups vaults, with a fun fanzine article from 2006!
Make your party go with a swing by experimenting with the favourite drinks of Coronation Street stars Mike Baldwin & Ken Barlow! Keen wine buffs, the lads like nothing better than discussing refreshments in the Rovers Return
1: The Heavy Screw
Pint Glass half full of Holsten Pils, 4 shots of Grand Marnier, Ribena.
Mike says: “Packs a real punch and really is a great drink to start you off in the evening. Richard Hillman swore by it.”
2: The Smashed Face
Tall glass with 3 shots Sloe Gin, 3 shots Absinthe, Tomato Juice.
“Looks like a smashed face in a glass and you’ll have one when you drink ten of these bad boys. How do you think Jack Duckworth got so ugly?”
3: Lady Fun
Martini glass with 2 shots Blue Bols, 2 shots Midori, 2 shots Bacardi Breezer and topped with Vimto and Blue Nun.
“One for the ladies, it was Deirdre Barlow’s drink of choice on our nights out!”
Ken’s Favourite Mangled Tactics
1: How The Fuck Did I Get Home?
The dregs of glasses at a party at 4am, poured into an Ikea Jug
Ken says: “Hayley Patterson introduced me to this budget friendly booze tactic while her wages were frozen after ITV suspected her of actually being a man. It’s best scooped whilst holding your nose – but it does the trick”
2: Holy Fuck Who Is That Lying Next To Me?
Pint Glass of 5 shots dark rum, 3 glasses of cognac, pineapple juice, whipped cream
“This has a really Caribbean flavour, which is possibly why I ended up getting it on with Nora Batty after I drank it, as she looked a bit like a white Lilt Lady. She was a fine looking woman in her day”.
3: Why The Fuck Is My Character Still Wearing Jeans – I Must Be 76
14 cans of John Smith’s, with a twist of lemon
“Peter Kay introduced me to this drink during his hilarious cameo appearances on Coronation St. John Smith had punted loads of free ale at him for doing their TV ads, so I helped him tan it, night after night, until he had a drink problem that almost rivalled mine”.
“Hello? Dial A Booze? Mike will need some extra vodka if we’re going to pull through til dawn.”