Metal Cocktail of the Week, Powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey: The Rainbow Bar & Grill’s “Whiplash”


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 the legendary Los Angeles metal bastion The Rainbow Bar & Grill, a favorite hangout of the late, great Lemmy Kilmister and a destination for good drinks and even better times for L.A.-area headbangers for decades. The bar’s featured cocktail, whipped up special for this series, was created by bartender Cynthia Munoz and dubbed the “Whiplash,” a sweet concoction that calls to mind Lemmy’s infamous drink of choice but with a peanut buttery twist. Behold:

The Whiplash

1 part Blackened whiskey
1 part peanut butter whiskey
1 part Bailey’s Irish Cream
Splash of Cola

Stir and enjoy!

This concludes our Metal Cocktail of the Week series powered by Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey. Previous entries in the series so far:

Duff’s “Orion
Come and Take It Live’s “Black Flizz
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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