Introducing the Carlos Danger Cocktail

The New York mayoral candidate has dropped to fourth-place in polls, but his fall has inspired a 'dangerous' new cocktail

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Jennifer Joan Nelson
Jennifer Joan Nelson

The Carlos Danger, available now at Brooklyn's Buttermilk Channel

The fact that his name was already Anthony Weiner would have been enough, but next we learned that the disgraced former Congressman (and current New York City mayoral candidate) had been sexting under the incredible alias Carlos Danger. Then the jokes just kind of wrote themselves. (The Internet took a particular liking to Slate’s Carlos Danger name generator, a widget that gives us all our very own sexting pseudonyms.)

For one New York City restaurant, the puns played out in the form of a delicious libation. Buttermilk Channel, in Brooklyn’s Carroll Gardens neighborhood, has dreamed up an official Carlos Danger cocktail. Because why not?

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“We were messing around with cocktails. We had some mezcal laying around, so we designed a mezcal cocktail. It’s fruity, it’s juicy, it’s kind of dangerous,” manager Richard Murphy told CBS New York. “This whole thing went down and (bar owner) Doug was like, ‘Let’s call it the Carlos Danger.’ And the name has stuck.”

Patrons have enjoyed a good laugh at the gimmick, but then they realize it’s actually a legitimately tasty drink, Murphy told CBS. Here’s the recipe: 2 ounces of mezcal, 1/2 ounce of grapefruit juice, 1/2 ounce of honey syrup, 1/2 ounce of lime juice, shaken and served with grapefruit zest and a sugar rim. Oh, and then they “shoot a little bit of Campari on top to give it a little red effect,” Murphy said.

Weiner may have dropped to fourth place in the mayoral run, but at least now there’s a delicious cocktail in his honor.

MORE: Danger Zone: The New (Or Old?) Adventures of Anthony Weiner

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