Need A Little Luck This Friday The 13th? Here’s A Few Lucky Cocktails That Might Help

Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Luck is the residue of design. –Branch Rickey

Everything in life is luck. – Donald Trump

If you are superstitious enough, or know yourself to have Paraskavedekatriaphobia, the phobia of Friday 13th, you like many other people are probably interested in finding anything that might make this upcoming Friday the 13th better. You may be worried something tragic may occur, some calamity may arise, or worse yet… nothing at all! Let us not forget that the truest and starkest dangers lie in the unseen. But rather than fret your Friday away, perhaps this is the time to eat, drink, and be merry for tomorrow may never come! Oh… well that probably didn’t help much either. Well let’s forget about the eating, being merry, as well as the whole tomorrow not coming thing. How about we simply focus on the drinking!

If you are terrified what this dreadful day might bring, perhaps it’s time for a little tried and true liquid courage. In the least, you’ll forget you had anything to worry over and when you awake the following Saturday, and all is well, you’ll laugh at your silliness. That said, if you’re going to be drinking, you mine as well be drinking the luckiest drinks known to man. These cocktails may not actually have any effect on your luck, but they wouldn’t be called lucky for nothing, and no promises have been made. Save that they are all delicious… I can promise that. So read on to find your lucky Friday the 13th drink, because who knows… maybe you will get lucky.

Lucky Deduction


1 oz. Camus VSOP Cognac

2 oz. Croft Pink Port

Splash of Orange Juice

Orange Wedge for garnish

Lucky Seven


.5 oz. Sky Vodka

.5 oz. Amaretto Almond Liquor

.5 oz. Triple Sec

.5 oz. Bacardi 151 Rum

.5 oz. Jack Daniels Whiskey

.5 oz. Southern Comfort Peach Liquor

.5 oz. Sloe Gin

Splash Cranberry Juice

Splash Lime Juice

Splash Orange Juice

Lucky Beer Enlightened Brew

It’s a Chinese lager… name says it all.

Fortunes Favor


3 oz. vodka

.5 oz. Vermouth

.5 oz. Irish Whiskey

Lucky Star


1 oz. Scotch Whiskey

1 oz. Campari

1 oz. St. Raphael

.5 oz. Triple Sec

1 Orange Peel for garnish

Fortunate Twist


2 oz. Citrus Vodka

1 oz. Cranberry Juice

.5 oz. Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Tsp. Sugar

Luck Be Damned


1 oz. Tequila

1 Tsp. Sugar

.5 oz. Lime Juice

1 Lime wedge for garnish

Chance Encounter


1 oz. Midori Melon Liquor

1 oz. Malibu Rum

6 oz. Pineapple Juice

1 Mint Sprig for garnish

Forgotten Folly


1 oz. Irish Cream

1 oz. Hazelnut Liquor

1 oz. Kahlua

1 oz. Jack Daniels Whiskey

5 oz. Hot Cocoa

Woe Warrior


2 oz. Grey Goose

1 oz. Lime Juice

.5 oz. Lemon juice

.25 oz. Simple Syrup

Hopefully these 10 lucky drink ideas for Friday the 13th help you, or in least make you forget that you had anything to worry over. I would advise everyone not to put too much weight on this day as far as superstition is concerned. It’s long stood as a very “unlucky” day, and it was never for any real reason. Save that Friday is supposed to be the unluckiest day and 13 is thought to be notoriously unlucky. So it only makes sense that Friday the 13th would scare a couple of people who believe in those types of things. But rest assured, come the 14th of December you’ll awake with only a few people having suffered some calamity. Then there are only 12 more days till Christmas, which is always exciting! So don’t worry, have fun, and drink responsibly. The only problem that would likely occur is if you became too drunk and did something stupid. Avoid that, and all will be well!

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The author of this article is Damien S. Wilhelmi. If you enjoyed this piece you can follow me on Twitter @CustParadigm. When I’m not trying new and exciting cocktails, I can generally be found searching the web to buy wine online. After all, that’s where all the deals are to be had.

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