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Henry Rollins recipe

Scale ingredients to servings
2 oz Jagermeister® herbal liqueur
2 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee whiskey

Mix the Jack Black and Jagermeister. Tastes best if the Jagermeister is stored in the freezer. Sip slowly as an apéritif, or drink as a refreshing and powerful shooter

 
 

 

TYB was looking for a new featured drink when we stumbled upon a drink named after one of our most influential musicians/poets/actors of our "Generation X's" lives. Henry Rollins shoved words in your face and made you fear Black Flag. They were American punk rock.

We found it interesting that there was a drink named Henry Rollins but know Henry doesn't drink. We had to try it to see if it would even come close to live up to the reputation. I must say, to no surprise, it came up short. The beverage wasn't a total loss, it was rich and flavorful, a soothing taste of licorice with a kick of Jack, but lacked the desire for another round. Although the two components blended nicely there was no satisfaction, a simple solution for such a complex subject. We opted for the slowly sipping apéritif, which helped ease the flow, but took a long time to consume. I would recommend a shot next time, punk rock is quick and fast. Although the drink was no Henry Rollins, it was unique, different, straight to the point, just like punk rock.

Here are some words from Henry.

One From None

People get lost 
The alarm clock goes off and someone loses his way 
All of a sudden five years have passed 
Same job 
They look at themselves in the mirror 
Can't understand where it all went 
A dirty underhanded trick 
Someone gets lost and destroyed 
People walking the streets like dumb animals 
Smart enough to be cruel 
Handcuffed to the television set 
Another beer can opens 
The sun goes down on another day 
Self-destruction slow and complete 
What nasty things we do to ourselves

It's funny 
These people try to bum me out 
Calling me shit 
They're not telling me anything I don't already know 
When they talk shit 
It's lightweight compared to what I say to myself 
They will never be as hard on me as I am on myself 
So fuck them 
Love me hate me, it's all the same

I am weak
Looking to get stronger 
When I open my eyes all the way 
It's all there is for me 
Kindness is strength 
It's easier to close a door, than to keep it open 
Hatred is easy 
Frustration is life on pause 
These are truths that are hard for me to deal with 
I learned a lot this year 
I think I am stronger than last year 
Self-creation is painful 
Trying to take my parent's blood out of mine 
Trying to stand on my own two feet 
Without leaning on someone else 
Looking to myself for total strength 
To be 
One 
From 
None

"When I was 17, I got drunk a few times. I didn't like it, never have. Don't like the taste, don't like the feeling, don't like throwing up on my sneakers."

"Cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, pot...I think it's all fucked. It's a waste of time. I think marijuana should be legalized, though. I mean, I think alcohol's fucked, but it's legal. I'm not going to slap joints out of people's hands or go stand in front of people shouting 'No!' I just go, 'Man, is that all you can do? Damn, how boring.'"

What's the stupidest thing you've ever seen anyone do when they've been off their face?

"I saw a guy get stabbed in the stomach and stand there, not feeling it, while he bled like a stuck pig. He just stood there bleeding and we were all like, 'Oh my God, look at that guy go.' He had white pants on and they turned red."

How off his face was he?

"He didn't feel it. Didn't even look down. This was in upstate New York in 1982. A guy walked up to him and stuck him. The guy just stood there. Didn't seem to notice it. After a few minutes of standing there going, 'It's cool, man, it's cool,' he just got in his car and left. Nobody did anything. This guy had tried to kick me in the head during the show earlier that night, so none of us were running up to help him. Maybe the guy who stabbed him didn't like him doing that to me."


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