Cocktails Inspired by Drake

When Drake comes to town, you have to make it an event…almost like a tailgate for the king of R&B and pop. When you head to see Drake in concert at PPG Paints Arena this weekend, pre-game for the show with cocktails inspired by the beloved singer. One of our cocktails heals your pain. One nods to Drake’s birthday. One represents the singer himself. Try just one and you’ll be in the perfect mood for a night of his iconic music.

PainKiller Cocktail

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Much like Drake’s heart-wrenching lyrics, our PainKiller Cocktail is here to mend you when you’re down. With your favorite rum, pineapple, orange, and coconut flavors, this tropical drink is great accompanied by heartbreaking, sad hits like, Redemption, Liability, and Doing It Wrong.

Scorched Earth, A Cocktail for Scorpio

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Drake’s birthday birthday is October 24, making him a Scorpio. We just had to pick a drink based on his fiery sign and magnetic personality. The Scorched Earth cocktail is based on a negroni and uses Montelobos mezcal, Cynar, Campari, and dashes of orange bitters. This drink is a little strong and prickly, like most Scorpios, but that’s just because of the passion and loyalty that infuse their souls. Not to mention, Drake loves tequila, so the adjacency of smoky mezcal is the perfect touch.

Gin Fizz with Rizz

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Who has more rizz than Drake? From his time on Degrassi, to his current musical stardom, you can’t help but gaze in wonder at his talent and charisma. This Gin Fizz with Rizz may seem a little simple but that’s till you get a full mouth of fizz and flavorful lemon. Plus you can experiment with different kinds of botanical gins that carry notes of lavender or rose or cardamon for an extra waft of romance and sensuality.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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