The Robot Zombie: A Bitter Cocktail for the Van Halen Reunion
Every Wednesday, GOOD champions the cause of the desperately thirsty in Buy You a Drink. This week: Hard (rock) beverages to Van Halen fans suffering through another round of shunning by their temperamental heroes.
Roth swears that the 30 summer dates were not so much cancelled as “postponed” in the interest of avoiding detached, exhausted performances—or as he calls it, “the robot zombie tour.”
¾ oz. Jack Daniel’s Tennessee whiskey
¼ oz. Fernet Branca
Pour both ingredients over ice in a shaker. Shake. Strain into a shot glass. Throw back quickly. Chase with ginger ale, or cheap beer.
1 ½ oz. gin (I used Hendrick’s)
1 oz. overproof dark rum (I used Lemon Hart 151)
¾ oz. lemon juice
¾ oz. orange or tangerine juice
½ - ¾ oz. simple syrup
Splash Grand Marnier (optional)
Shake with cracked ice. Strain into a cocktail glass.
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