Five lethal cocktails.
The Red Parka Steakhouse and Pub, Glen, NH
Ingredients: 1 Pabst Blue Ribbon tall-boy can
1 cold, cooked chicken wing
1 olive, Old Bay seasoning
Directions: Put PBR can in a bucket of ice. Rim martini glass with Old Bay. Add chicken wing and olive. Pour beer.
Inspiration: The drink—a steal at $2.99—fits with The Red Parka’s split personality, where license-plate decor meets $24 filet mignon. The chicken wing is pure genius.
Talk of the Town, Crested Butte, CO
Ingredients: 2 oz. Crown Royal, splash of Coke
Directions: Pour the Crown in a shot glass; add Coke till it turns black.
Inspiration: Crown-and-coke was a favorite of of Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell, who was gunned down by a deranged fan last December while onstage. Bartender Cheyenne Vaughn serves this shot in his memory.
Dusty’s Bar and BBQ, Whistler, BC
Ingredients: 8 oz. Mott’s Clamato juice
2 oz. Skyy Vodka
6 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. Dusty’s Hot-Ass Caesar Sauce
1 beef jerky strip, 2 spicy green beans
1 lime wedge, 1 celery stick
Directions: Fill a salt-rimmed pint glass with ice. Add all liquid ingredients, and garnish with the rest.
Inspiration: Clamato (clam and tomato) juice and vodka is Canadian for “Bloody Mary. Like the chicken wing, the jerky is pure genius.
The Corral Bar and Steakhouse, Big Sky, MT
Ingredients: 1 oz. Hot Sex liqueur
1 oz. light rum, 6 oz. hot water
1 tsp. hot buttered rum mix
whipped cream, nutmeg
Directions: Warm an eight-ounce coffee mug and add hot water. Stir in the booze and the mix; top with whipped cream and nutmeg.
Inspiration: The carnal power of passionate lovemaking: Bartender Cheryl Caton’s use of Hot Sex won first place in a mystery-drink contest—by a landslide.
The Astro lounge, Bend, OR
Ingredients: 5 oz. Smirnoff Citrus Twist vodka
3 oz. sweet and sour, 2 oz. cranberry juice
1 lemon wedge
Directions: Combine and vigorously shake all liquid ingredients with ice. Pour into a 10-oz. martini glass, and garnish with the lemon wedge.
Inspiration: Current owner Josh Maquet says the lounge’s original owners, a pair of dirty old men, created this signature drink to attract more female patrons. Sure they did, Josh.