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Metal Cocktail of the Week, Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey: Saint Vitus Bar’s “Garage Daze”


You surely already know by now, but it bears repeating: live music venues and bars are in trouble. As some of the first businesses to close when the pandemic struck in full force, venues will be some of the last to reopen, and while bars in some places are faring marginally better, it’s incredibly difficult to pay bills and keep staff employed when it’s unsafe to allow in only a fraction of your normal capacity.

Lucky for you, drinking is recession-proof. To that end, to help out some of our favorite metal venues and bars around the country and bring visibility to this important issue, MetalSucks and Metal Injection have teamed up to launch our Metal Cocktail of the Week series, which will feature one cocktail each week concocted by one of the venue or bar’s resident hesher mixologists. What’s more, we’ve partnered with Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey to present the entire series, which will consist solely of delicious beverages you can make with the most metal whiskey of all.

We’re also giving away some fun Blackened swag! Read on to find out more.

Following last week’s “Master of Pickles” cocktail from Atlanta metal bastion Elmyr, we continue today with a recipe from Brooklyn hesher destination Saint Vitus. Today’s recipe, dubbed “Garage Daze,” is a light, summery mix that harks back to Metallica’s early years with its tongue-in-cheek title. It was created by Cedric Pierre Obando, bartender at not only Vitus but local eatery Esme, and he also plays in the band Shadowland. Mix one up for yourself like this:

Saint Vitus Bar’sGarage Daze

1 part Blackened whiskey
1 part nocino (walnut liqueur)
3/4 parts lemon juice
1/2 parts amaro
1 scoop of blackberry jam

Check back next Monday for our next Metal Cocktail of the Week Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey.

As part of our partnership with Blackened on this series, we’re giving away a Blackened drum head and a Yeti Blackened-branded cooler (pictured below), everything you need to keep your drinks cold and your grooves hot. Sign up using the form here:

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