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Celebrate the Big Four With Specially Concocted Jägermeister Cocktails

Celebrate the Big Four With Specially Concocted Jägermeister Cocktails

The Big Four of thrash—Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax—are set to play New York City’s Yankee Stadium on September 14. It will be the second time ever that all four groups have shared a stage in the United States. To mark this occasion, Revolver and Guitar World are celebrating the event with the Big Four Weeks leading up to the event. For the next month or so, leading up to the show, our websites will be giving fans eye-popping exclusives (like the Big Four trading cards from the September/October issue), previously unseen backstage video, and excerpts from our interviews with the bands.

With the big show just a week away, our friends at Jägermeister commissioned mixologists Fred Dexheimer and Todd Richman to create some cocktails that summon the essences of some of the Big Four's best songs and covers. Throw on the tunes that inspired them, try out the recipes, and tell us what you think of them in the comments!

Slayer's "Angel of Death"
1.5 parts Old Overholt Rye
1 part Jägermeister
1 part Averna
3 dashes Jerry Thomas Decanter Bitters
Brandied Cherries
Build, stir with ice and garnish with a cherry

Slayer's "Reign in Blood"
2 parts Jägermeister
.75 part Beefeater 24
.5 part Raspberry Simple Syrup
.5 part Iced Tea
Combine all ingredients in a mixing glass. Add Ice and Stir
Strain into a Double Old Fashioned Glass
Lemon Twist for garnish

Anthrax's "Bring the Noise"
1.5 parts Jägermeister
1.5 parts Grapefruit Juice
.5 part Don Q anejo rum
.5 part Velvet Falernum
Combine all ingredients with Ice, Shake and strain into a tall glass.

Megadeth's "Devil’s Island"
1.5 parts Don Q Anejo Rum
1 part Jägermeister
.5 part Velvet Falernum
1 part Fresh Oj
1 part Pineapple Juice
2 dashes angostura
Combine all ingredients in a tall glass, swizzle with crushed ice. Add more crushed ice and float with Jägermeister on top. Garnish with a pineapple leaf

Megadeth's "Five Magics"
1 part Jägermeister
1 part Plymouth Gin
1 part Gekkeikan Plum Sake
.5 part Fresh OJ
Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into a glass with ice.
Top with Ginger Beer and a piece of crystallized ginger

Megadeth's "Anarchy in the U.K."
1.5 parts Jägermeister
1.5 parts Plymouth Gin
1 part unsweetened iced tea
1 sugar cube
3 lemon slices
Muddle the lemon and sugar, add the iced tea and spirits and add ice. Stir and garnish with a lemon wheel.

Anthrax's "Metal Thrashing Mad"
1.5 parts Jägermeister
.5 part Appleton Estate Reserve
.5 part Domaine de Canton
.5 part Fresh Lime Juice
.5 part Fresh Orange Juice
.5 part Pineapple Juice
.5 part Raspberry Simple Syrup
Dry Shake and pour over crushed ice in a tall glass. Garnish with a mint leaf and float 2 barspoons of Jägermeister over the top.

Anthrax's "Armed and Dangerous"

1 part Rye
1 part Jägermeister
In an rocks glass, add the spirits, add the ice and top with Cola. Garnish with a lime

Metallica's "Fade to Black"
In a mixing glass with ice stir the following:
1.5 parts of Jägermeister
.5 part of Green Chartreuse
Pour into a shot glass

Metallica's "Trapped Under Ice"
1.5 parts Plymouth Gin
1 part Jägermeister
Top with Fever Tree Tonic, Lime Wedge

Metallica's "Master of Puppets"
1 part Rye
1 part Jägermeister
1 tsp Demarara syrup
2 dashes Jerry Thomas Bitters
Lemon Twist
Build, stir with ice, strain into cocktail glass serve with Lemon Twist

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