Boozing With Willie: “Atlanta Hawks Beasts Of The East” (Made Using Bacardi & Viniq Liqueur)

It’s more than halfway through the basketball season and the playoffs are quickly approaching. My home team, the New York Knickerbockers are the NBA’s village idiots at this point (fresh off a 38 point loss as I type this). And the fat lady has sung, and exited “the Mecca of basketball.” Bitter, disgusted, and dejected, much like the rest of New York City, I check my Instagram account and I see Danielle attending an Atlanta Hawks game and actually witnessing her red hot home team in person. While jealousy began to overcome me, I figured it’s best not to hate and instead congratulate. With that being said, I wanted to come up with a cocktail tipping my hat to the Beasts Of The East, The Atlanta Hawks.

The Beasts Of The East cocktail is as tasty as it is pretty. Each layer gives you a sweet and enjoyable taste that can stand alone or mix nicely together. With Bacardi’s Torched Cherry Rum and Viniq Liqueur, the casual or hardcore fans alike can enjoy the game over a few of these. Best of luck to the Atlanta Hawks and all their fans, enjoy this cocktail. Cheers!


Bottom Layer 1oz Bacardi Torched Cherry Rum 1.5 oz Simple Syrup 0.5 oz Grenadine

3 oz Mountain Dew Code Red

Top Layer 1 oz Viniq Liqueur

3 oz Mountain Dew Voltage


Start by combining all bottom layer ingredients in a mixing glass and stir them together. Pour your mixture into a cocktail glass over ice. Next combine the top layer ingredients in a mixing glass and stir them together. With a bar spoon, carefully layer your mixture by slowly pouring it onto the back of the spoon until your glass is full. Garnish with a cherry and serve with a cocktail straw.

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