Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Grim Rogers

Brett "The Grim" Rogers is a pretty terrifying guy. His story by now is quite well known: he worked his way up from Sam's Club to top ten heavywieght ranked worldwide in just a couple of years and a double fistful of matches. He's big, strong, tough, and guaranteed to bring the pain. This recipe tries to duplicate that magic.

Pour warm Hennessey VSOP cognac into a brandy snifter. let it swirl in your palm, and enjoy the rich heady aroma. Then pour ice-cold malt liquor from a gas station (I recommend Steel Reserve) over it to fill the glass and gulp it down before you have a chance to reconsider or regret. There will be plenty of time for reconsideration and regret later.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Bigfoot cocktail

Fightdrinker is loathe to confess it, but has been somewhat at a loss about just what the correct rooting libation would be for Antonio "Pezao" Silva. The big ugly fella is facing off against Andrei "The Pibble" Arlovski for the co-main event of Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery in a few days, and thus Fightdrinker is obliged by our raison d'etre to figure out some way to give his fans a way to get toasty while he throws leather. Fortunately, his nickname (which translates to "Bigfoot"), free association and of course, Google have come to Fightdrinker's rescue.

Introducing: The Pezao! (A variation on The Yeti)

1 oz Apple Schnapps
1 oz Cachaça (as you've probably noticed, Fightdrinker's go-to ingredient for brazilian flavor)

Chill, and serve in a martini glass with an apple slice.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The Andrei "Pitbull" Arlovkski

Kicking off Fightdrinker's countdown to Strikeforce: Heavy Artillery, I have to go off topic for just a minute on nicknames.

Fightdrinker LOVES fighter nicknames! They add a lot of color and creativity to the sport, and should absolutely be encouraged. Some fans dislike them because they feel it derives too much from the kiddie-entertainment of Professional Wrestling, but apparently they've never heard of Thomas 'Hitman' Hearns, 'Sugar' Ray Robinson or 'Iron' Mike Tyson.


No more "Pitbulls", please.

Now, I love pitbulls. I HATE Michael Vick. A good pitbull deserves it's old-fashioned epithet of 'nanny dog.' See?

The killer dogs are almost invariably ones that have been abused or neglected, and many times they aren't pitbulls at all (which is much more a category than a breed anyway) and many breeds are, if you actually look at the numbers instead of hysterical 'news' reports, much more likely to attack and more likely to seriously injure or kill when they do. Regardless, the onus belongs on the owner and handler, not the animal.

Besides, there's like a fifty guys nicknamed 'Pitbull' already. Think a little longer, try something different.

Now, to step of that soapbox and get on with the mixing.

The Andrei 'Pitbull' Arlovski:

Chilled vodka garnished with freshly ground black pepper and a kibble.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just a quick link today

Back to the regular program of fighter recipes tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy this radio show from NPR's Fresh Air about how much it would suck if booze was illegal.

Prohibition Life: Politics, Loopholes And Bathtub Gin

Friday, May 7, 2010

UFC 113 Drinking (and more!) Game

Sip when an Iron Man 2 logo comes on the screen. Finish your drink when Goldie or Rogan make a 'spontaneous' reference to any fighter as an iron man, man of iron, etc..

Do a line if Robert Downey Jr. shows up in an audience shot.

Go into rehab if he's interviewed.

The Wardragon

Yesterday I posted the Shogun, named for Mauricio Rua, who tommorow will be contesting the UFC heavyweight title for the second time in less than a year! His opponent, and the man who defended his belt last year despite the objections of pretty much everyone on earth with an email address is Lyoto 'The Dragon' Machida, a fellow Brazilian but with a 50% Japanese heritage, from with I have derived the ingredients of his dedicated libation: The Wardragon!

1 part Cachaça, 1 part Sake are the basic ingredients of the Wardragon, but from there the serving possibilities are basically limitless. I like mine over ice with a twist of lime, but for perfect authenticity nothing beats filtering the drink through a Machida-Do karate master!

For a similar visual effect that retains the alcoholic potency of the liquor and isn't totally fucking disgusting, mix with lemonade. It's okay with me if you tell people that you're drinking your own filth in order to heighten your martial prowess, though.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Shogun

Unnofficial rooting beverage of Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua, Pride Fighting Championship legend, and challenging Lyoto Machida for the second time Saturday for the UFC Light Heavyweight strap!

A double shot of Cachaça and 151 Proof Light Rum. Guaranteed to give you wobbly legs and reduce movement!

Say it loud, say it proud - HOOO-WAAAAAAAAAH!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

El Matador

We've been concentrating so far on fighters competing at UFC 113 this Saturday, but there's way more than that going on in the world of MMA! Tonight is Bellator XVII, featuring UFC vet and Gals Guide to MMA hearthrob Roger "El Matador" Huerta.

Fightdrinker shares the hometown of Austin TX with El Matador, and even occasionally drinks in the same bars, although we've never met the tiny tough guy. In his honor, however, we present our latest creation "El Matador"

Tequila reposado with beef blood*, served dressed with lime and a salted rim.

* Use the liquid you find in a tray of hamburger or steak, or if you're a vegetarian, or just drinking somewhere where they don't keep beef blood at the bar, or are just generally too wussy to go for raw meat in your drink, you might try subbing Torres Wineries Sangre de Toro instead.

And why not the "Semtex"?

Paul "Semtex" Daley deserves a little love here, too! The Semtex is a shot and a beer type classic, in this case Jagermeister dropped depth-charge style into a pint of Guinness Stout. Opio of the rap crew Heiroglyphics calls this combination "Black on Black Crime", but we won't let minor details like that get in the way of our mission.

The Fraggle Rock

Thanks to Beth and Donna at The Gal's Guide To MMA

Named for Paul "Semtex" Daley's trash talking of upcoming opponent Josh Koscheck, the Fraggle Rock is simply equal parts vanilla vodka and cherry schnapps served in a shot glass. Bottoms up, ladies!

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