The potential “worst snowstorm in history” failed to materialize last night—at least in NYC—but there was certainly a blizzard of cabin fever-induced tweeting to contend with. Amid all the #Snowmageddon2015 rabble-rousing and kale hysteria, an underdog hashtag emerged to steal the night: #hiphopcocktails, inspired by comedian Joe Mande’s tale of a drink in Denver called the Trinidad James.
https://twitter.com/JoeMande/status/559929868243456003
After that, people were off to the races, coining cocktail puns based on rap names and sayings. Here are some of the best:
https://twitter.com/maya_dancer/status/559931357585891329
https://twitter.com/S_Crutchfield/status/559942468393644033
https://twitter.com/BennettWebber/status/559938811044433921
https://twitter.com/RealRyanMason/status/559937274792509440
https://twitter.com/dsfink/status/559934875759685633
https://twitter.com/GrimbyBECK/status/559934198740312066
https://twitter.com/kcl4187/status/559932880441188354
https://twitter.com/JoshHasADog/status/559932115911852033
https://twitter.com/JoeMande/status/559931094238502912
https://twitter.com/camcrillz/status/559933857743392770

It should be noted that while these would make amusing names for cocktails, we once teamed up with some real bartenders to make actual hip-hop shot recipes like Schmurda She Wrote and The F Is For Phenomenal. If you’re stuck home from work today, it might be a good time to try them.

[via Twitter/@JoeMande]