10 awesome Drinkify artist-inspired cocktails

Jeff Terich
10 artist inspired cocktail recipes

Last week, music fans all over the country were given the gift of a new party planning tool: Drinkify! Developed at Music Hack Day Boston, the website pairs your favorite music with a beverage to match. It appears to have been written with algorithms using Last.fm information, which gives some indication of the patterns that emerge. But the developers got pretty creative with it, and you never know when your drink will contain illegal substances, bodily fluids, milk or a cocktail monkey garnish. Here’s ten of our favorite music-drink pairings that we discovered while getting sauced on its endlessly amusing concoctions.

Ryan Adams

The “Ryan Adams“: 2 oz. whiskey, 2 oz. iced tea, 2 oz. Worcestershire sauce.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with nutmeg.

The Ryan Adams sounds a little steaky, but you never know. That extra touch of savory from the Worcestershire sauce might liven up its flavor. Worth a taste, I’d say.

Outkast

The “Outkast“: 8 oz. cough syrup, 8 oz. Finlandia vodka.

Serve on rocks.

Think of it as a more highbrow take on purple drank. Stanklove.

Red House Painters

The “Red House Painters“: 2 oz. Moonshine, 2 oz. ginger ale, 10 oz. V8.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir quickly. Garnish with umbrella.

As a general rule, anything with that much V8 in it is highly suspect, but we can get behind the moonshine.

Dirty Projectors

The “Dirty Projectors“: 8 oz. Bud Light, 8 oz. Coco López, 1 oz. Damson gin.

Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve. Garnish with twist of grapefruit.

The Dirty Projectors, kind of a mish-mash of various styles and influences, translate to an equally bizarre concoction in drink form. This mixture is pretty odd, and potentially disgusting. But hey, it probably does the trick.

Os Mutantes

The “Os Mutantes“: 10 oz. microbrew, 10 oz. ginger beer, 4 oz. coconut milk.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.

Tropicalia demands an equally tropical drink, which is where the coconut milk comes in, we suspect. Call me crazy, but this sounds pretty delicious. Might have to see how this one handles in practice.

Destroyer

The “Destroyer“: 1 bottle Ouzo, 1 bottle lime juice, 10 oz. milk.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Garnish with nutmeg.

Like Dan Bejar himself, the “Destroyer” is strange and elegant all the same. But knowing the little bit I do about chemistry, the lime juice would most likely curdle the milk, rendering this cocktail a little bit chunky. So, consider that before pouring.

Mastodon

The “Mastodon“: 2 oz. LSD, 2 oz. egg, 1 oz. cognac.

Combine in shaker and strain into cocktail glass. Serve. Garnish with wedge of pineapple.

We do not endorse the consumption of this psychedelics-laced cocktail. But an innovative mixture all the same.

Gang Of Four

The “Gang of Four“: 6 oz. cocaine, 6 oz. sour mix, 2 oz. milk.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously. Garnish with olive.

We definitely don’t condone the consumption of this cocktail. We also don’t understand what’s going on here – natural’s not in it.

Burzum

The “Burzum“: 1 oz. blood, 1 oz. coffee.

Combine in highball glass and serve. Stir vigorously.

Kind of speaks for itself. For an alternate, somewhat less controversial black metal cocktail, try the Darkthrone, which is 4 oz. of blood, garnished with shrimp!

Brian Eno

The “Brian Eno“: 8 oz. water

Serve neat.

An oblique strategy.

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