In a new digital campaign that supports the creativity of L.A. and the hospitality community, bartenders are sharing their talents while they shelter-in-place—giving us inspiration for our weekends at home.
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MY FAVORITE BAND IS PICKLEBACK
Local mixologist T. Mitch Wetherington, along with Pabst Blue Ribbon and Grillo’s Pickles, partnered up to create a flavorful cocktail that is both salty and sweet at the same time. @totalmixologyworks @tmweth22
1 1/2 ounces Grillo’s Pickles Italian Dill Spears Juice
1/4 ounce Green Pepper hot sauce
1/4 ounce lemon juice
1 1/2 ounces Irish Whiskey
Large pinch of garlic powder
OG Pabst Blue Ribbon
Directions: Add all ingredients to a tumbler (except Pabst Blue Ribbon) with 4 ice cubes, then shake. Strain into a large glass with ice. Top with Pabst Blue Ribbon. Stir to incorporate and garnish with a delicious Grillo’s Pickle. Drink. Eat pickle. Enjoy.
Somewhere in Austin, Texas in a low-key lounge you will find Jojo Colona mixing a short menu of craft cocktails. He has lended his skills to the Pabst Blue Ribbon bartender inspiration program and crafted a “midnight delight”. @jojocolona
1/4 ounce coconut cream
1/2 ounce Fernet-Branca
1 ounce Kentucky Bourbon
3 ounces Pabst Hard Coffee
Directions: Pour into tumbler, shake and then strain over crushed ice in a Collins glass.
PABST HARD COFFEE FLOAT
All around “pleasant” guy, Danny Cymbal, is an actor, comedian and writer who lends his talents to our featured treat this week. Check out his summer pick me up or catch him with his comedy group on YouTube. @hesmellsnice
1/2 pint vanilla ice cream
1/2 can Pabst Hard Coffee
Handful, mini chocolate chips
1/2 cup sparkling water
Directions: Add Hard Coffee, chocolate chips and sparkling water to ice cream and enjoy.
PABST CUBANO COCO
Mike Schlereth is a man of many talents and interests who can mix both drinks and tunes. Known simply as Moonbeam Mike, this self described record man is equal parts musician and bartender. His sound is eclectic with influences in R&B, Rock & Roll, early soul and American Roots, to name a few. @moonbeam_mike
1/2 can Pabst Hard Coffee
1.5 oz. rum
3 oz. fresh coconut water
Directions: Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice and shake. Strain into a pint over fresh ice. Garnish with oven roasted fresh coconut shavings.
MEXICAN ICED COFFEE
WITH ANGOSTURA SPICED WHIPPED CREAM
Ariel Valesco is a self-proclaimed “tavern wench/beer cracker, VHS hoarder, reader, photo taker, [and] drink maker” who pours for Detour Bistro Bar in Culver City. Working for a restaurant that combines farm-to-table produce with California seasonal and European-inspired dishes, Ariel has been known to mix up inventive, produce-forward cocktails. @mother_superior
1.5 oz. tequila
Pabst Hard Coffee
1 c. heavy cream
1 T. sugar
Directions: Add 3 dashes of Angostura Bitters, 1.5 ounce tequila and Pabst Hard Coffee into a tumbler. Shake with ice, then pour over rocks. Add 1 cup heavy cream, 1 tablespoon sugar and 5 to 6 dashes of Angostura Bitters to a blender and blend. Top drink with Angostura spiced whipped cream and grated chocolate.
Joey Munoz is a cocktail enthusiast and musician who could often be found pouring at the Golden Gopher in DTLA or “taming” the strings with The Cauterizers, a local rock band. In keeping with the rich history and character of a saloon that survived Prohibition, Munoz and the Golden Gopher embody the survivor spirit of Los Angeles. @joey_boozer
2 ounces of Pabst Hard Coffee
1.5-ounce of mezcal
Directions: Add hard coffee, mezcal and Kahlua into a tumbler then shake vigorously for froth. Pour and garnish with dark chocolate shavings and 2-3 sprinkles of chili powder.
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More About The Campaign
Pabst Blue Ribbon believes that “without fear there is no creativity. When artists push past fear to express something raw and real, they create breakthrough work—a new sound, a new style, a new statement—that empowers and excites their audience.” PBR continues to create new brand innovations such as Hard Coffee and created this campaign as their commitment to creativity and innovation even in the face of difficult and challenging times.
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