Cocktail Fridays: Johnny Silverhand

Cocktail Fridays: Johnny Silverhand

Tequila Old Fashioned with a splash of cerveza and a chili garnish.


I didn't even see the old trailer which featured this cocktail in the footage as I tend to not watch or read too much when I know I'm going to play a game. So of course as soon as he ordered it I knew I would have a make one. I decided to use the following great recipe from How To Drink since I had the ingredients, you can watch him make it here. One day I'll make my version which would be a smokey mezcal old fashioned with a jalapeno garnish and a splash of Mexican beer, I just didn't have the ingredients.

Here's his recipe, I used a 10% beer I had in the fridge and it worked fine although the sour beer he used, Agave Maria ale, is aged in tequila barrels and is much more appropriate to use in this cocktail.

  • Prepare a glass by rimming it with chipotle powder and set aside
  • In mixing glass combine .25 - .5 oz. -or- 8 - 15 ml. simple syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura Bitters
  • 1 Dash orange Bitters ( I used Regan's)
  • 2 oz. -or- 60 ml. Tequila ( I use La Gritona)
  • Stir over ice and strain into the prepare glass
  • Using the back of a barspoon float approx. 3 oz of Agave Maria beer from the Last Abbey

From The Chatty
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    December 11, 2020 5:21 PM

    Tequila Old Fashioned with a splash of cerveza and a chili garnish.

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      December 11, 2020 5:28 PM

      Woah I had no idea this was a thing

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      December 11, 2020 5:32 PM

      Now do the Jackie Wells recipe! So then I can pour one into the fire for my fallen homie. Damn that funeral was awesome.

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        February 3, 2021 9:18 AM

        Jackies Drink actually already exists unlike "The Johnny Silverhand" its called a Moscow Mule

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      December 12, 2020 1:18 PM

      How to Drink is pretty great. They've started doing some slice of life stuff which I like but I don't think works within the channel and hope he breaks it out.

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