Celebrity Booze Tasting with Danny Brown and PDT’s Jim Meehan (Video)

The Detroit rapper teams up with a James Beard Award-winning bartender to sample some celeb-endorsed drinks, then come up with a signature Danny Brown cocktail.

What do you get when you put Danny Brown and PDT’s Jim Meehan together in a hotel room full of celebrity-endorsed booze?

Don’t hurt yourself too much trying to answer that, because you can find out by watching the video above right now. The better question might be, why?

We’re big fans of Danny—if you haven’t listened to Old yet, go ahead and do that immediately—and we know he’s a guy who likes to have a little fun. We thought he deserved a Danny Brown signature cocktail, but we didn’t know much about his boozing habits besides a proclivity toward cognac.

So to figure it out, we enlisted the help of Meehan, the mastermind behind world-renowned East Village cocktail joint PDT, and author of The PDT Cocktail Book: The Complete Bartender’s Guide from the Celebrated Speakeasy. Through his years behind the bar, he’s become a wizard at divining the perfect drink for guests based on even the most vague preferences.

To get a strong baseline read on Danny’s likes and dislikes, they tasted their way through five celebrity-endorsed drinks—from Nick Minaj’s flavored moscato to Dan Aykroyd’s Crystal Head Vodka—before creating two potential signature cocktails: a twist on the classic Last Word (invented at the Detroit Athletic Club in the 1920s) built with Jay Z’s D’USSE cognac, and a piña colada riff featuring Pharrell’s Qream peach liqueur.

Which did Danny prefer? Watch the video above to find out.

Follow Danny Brown (@XDannyXBrownX) and Jim Meehan (@mixography) on Twitter. 

  • AK47

    Lol danny brown the hybrid. Drinking Dusee and smashing Dusee

  • MP3190

    This might be one of the best things i have seen in a while. Danny brown is the man.

  • http://www.greaterunderstanding.net/ Anthony Brian Logan

    this was dope as hell. bumpin the hybrid album right now

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QSZ55hEkxnM TopBananas

    “it’s kinda p^ssy” should be in the headline somewhere. Yo please do more of these WITH DANNY BROWN. You’re on to something. In fact do everything with Danny Brown, the dude is gold.

  • YoHoJo

    Song at 6:50? I recognize this beat.

  • Skye Nicolas

    Danny Brown is the shit! No pretense, laid back, cool down-to-earth guy. BEST RAP ARTIST TODAY!

  • Ralph Lauren

    Danny Brown is so legit hahaha

  • CiscoRock

    Danny is one of my newest fav rap artist. He reminds me of ODB, because of his wild and honest persona.

  • Epic800

    “I need these ice cubes for the syrup at home”

    That was the funniest thing

  • Beqa Samadashvili

    ”its kinda pussy” tahahahhaaaa

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