Rock of Ages-Inspired Cocktails: Drink Like a Rock Star!
Bartender Sergio Campos, a manager at the Andaz Hotel in West Hollywood, has created two drinks with their own ties to rock history – "The Golden God" and "The Rock & Roll."
The latter was inspired by Little Richard, according to Campos, who lived in a suite at the hotel in the 1980s and 1990s and once described rock 'n' roll as "boogie-woogie and rhythm & blues mixed."
"The Golden God" gets its moniker from Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant, who once leaned over the balcony at the Andaz and said "I am a golden god" while gazing at a nearby billboard of the band's 1975 album, Physical Graffiti.
"I grew up listening to '80s music," Campos tells PEOPLE. "Rock of Ages is definitely on the top of my list of movies to watch this summer. I’m excited for the soundtrack alone. Plus, who wouldn’t want to watch a movie with rock, booze and leather pants?"
Want to try the drinks? Check out the recipes below to concoct your own Rock-tail:
The Golden God
1 oz. Woodford Reserve Kentucky Bourbon
½ St. Germain Elderflower cordial
2 dashes organic agave nectar
2 oz. freshly squeezed pineapple juice
Top off with Boylan Crème Soda
Combine the bourbon, elderflower cordial, agave nectar and pineapple juice in to a mixing glass, and shake well. Strain into a Collins glass full of ice and top of with Boylan Crème Soda.
The Rock & Roll
1 oz. Bacardi Superior rum
½ oz. Sailor Jerry Spiced rum
½ oz. Campari
2 oz. pineapple mint juice (blend pineapple juice and mint leaves)
½ oz. fresh lime juice
Combine light rum, spiced rum, pineapple mint juice, and lime juice into a mixing glass, then shake well. Pour into a Collins glass full of ice and garnish with diced pineapple and mint leaves.