Appetite for Destruction Cocktail, Inspired by Guns N’ Roses

Appetite for Destruction was American hard rock band Guns N’ Roses’ debut solo album, and is the name of the 13th cocktail in our 2023 Summer Concert Cocktail series. It took about a year after its initial release in July of 1987 for the LP to succeed. But we think this cocktail will be an immediate hit with those who choose to imbibe.

Appetite for Destruction Cocktail Recipe, Inspired by Guns N’ Roses


2 oz Empress 1908 Indigo Gin
¾ oz fresh squeezed lime juice
3 oz ginger beer
Cherry wood smoke to finish


  1. Add a large skull ice cube to your rocks glass.
  2. Pour in the gin and lime juice.
  3. Top off with ginger beer.
  4. Place your cocktail smoker on the glass and light the wood chips. Once the smoke builds in the glass and creates a thick cloud, remove the smoker. 

Recipe by Sarah Cascone / Styling by Anna Calabrese / Photography by Dave Bryce / Story by Star Laliberte

Try these other cocktails in our Summer Concert Series:
Like a Virgin and Material Girl: 2 Cocktails Inspired by Madonna
Prickly Pear Lemonade and Queen B: 2 Cocktails Inspired by Beyoncé
So What Cocktail, Inspired by Pink
Baker’s Dozen Cocktail, Inspired by Phish
Man, I Feel Like a Women Cocktail, inspired by Shania Twain
Sunflower Cocktail, inspired by Post Malone
Typical Average Cocktail, inspired by Ed Sheeran
Crush Cocktail, inspired by Dave Matthews Band
Summer’s In Your Blood Cocktail, inspired by Boygenius
Lover Cocktail, inspired by Taylor Swift

Subscribe to TABLE Magazine’s print edition.


Choose your region

We respect your privacy.


Related Articles

Dance of the Dragons, A House of the Dragon Cocktail

It's time to fly with the dragons...

5 Burger Recipes and Beer Pairings for Memorial Day

Cook up a unique burger and pair it with the perfect beer.

Make a Cocktail Rainbow for Pride Month

Drink the rainbow this Pride Month!