Tiger Blood Drink Saunters Into a Bar Near You

Kim Conte

bloody maryEveryone's rushing to profit off Charlie Sheen and his infamous meltdown. Now even bartenders and mixologists are jumping into the fray.

Inspired by Sheen's claim that he has "tiger blood" coursing through his veins -- which, incidentally, makes him resistant to addiction -- bars and restaurants across the country are offering their own versions of the Tiger Blood Drink.

What goes into an elixir such as this? Let's take a look ...

Warning: The following tiger blood cocktails will not make you similar to a tiger. Moreover, contrary to what Charlie Sheen would have you believe, addiction and/or winning may occur.

First up is "Tiger Blood," a drink hailing from Chicago's Longman & Eagle Restaurant, which, according to its Facebook page, is "meant to make fun of what a dirtbag Chicago Sheen is, not to glorify his past violent actions." It's like a fancy, top-shelf Manhattan or a similarly styled whiskey drink.

Ingredients include: Fighting Cock Bourbon, Carpano Antica (vermouth), Pedro Ximenez Solera 1927 (sweet Spanish dessert wine), and Bourbon Barrel Aged Bitters.

Next is "TY-ger Blood" from TY KU, the makers of Asian wine and spirits. This drink is a fun twist on a classic Bloody Mary -- except instead of vodka, sake is used:

3 oz. tomato juice
1.5 oz. TY KU Sake
pinch of wasabi
dash of soy sauce
squeeze of lime

Shake ingredients hard over ice. Garnish with celery stalk.

Finally, we have none other than Diddy himself tweeting his very own Tiger Blood concoction: Redberry Ciroc and cranberry juice (or cranberry vodka if we're not being fancy).

How long will it be before everyone's guzzling tiger blood drinks?


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