Metal Cocktail of the Week, Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey: Come and Take It Live’s “The Black Fizz”


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 on Metal Cocktail of the Week, a series which features 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.

Today’s recipe comes from Austin, TX metal destination Come and Take It Live and was concocted by resident heshologist Patrick “Yankee” Hopkins. Yankee tells us of ‘The Black Fizz,’ which is a variation of the classic Whiskey Fizz, “As anyone who’s been to more than one metal show knows, whiskey is king. ‘The Black Fizz’ allows a customer to enjoy their whiskey in a more refreshing manner, while still packing the punch most whiskey connoisseurs prefer.” As fellow metal show-goers, and lovers of refreshing beverages, say no more: we’re sold!

“The Black Fizz”

1.5 parts Blackened whiskey
1 part fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 dash simple syrup
Soda water
Lime wedge garnish

Add Blackened, lemon juice and simple syrup to shaker with ice. Shake well. Strain over ice and top with soda. Garnish with lime.

Check back next Monday for another Metal Cocktail of the Week Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey. Previous entries in the series so far:

Elmyr’s “Master of Pickles
Saint Vitus Bar’s “Garage Daze
Grill ‘Em All’s “Whiskey Mosh Pit” BBQ sauce
GWARbar’s “Balzerac
B-Side Tavern’s “Fade to Black

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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