The Wrath Of God
Inspired by Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Here's what you'll need:
- Cold brew coffee
- Chocolate (almond) milk
- Cocktail Shaker
- Pepperidge Farm Pirouettes (if you's feeling fancy)
- Combine 1 shot rum, 1 shot tequila, 1 shot Kahlua, and 1 shot cold brew coffee in the cocktail shaker.
- Add a handful of ice and shake well.
- Pour the mixture into a short glass with ice until the glass is 1/3 - 1/2 full.
- Fill the rest of the glass with your favorite chocolate beverage (we used almond milk) and give it a final stir.
- Optional: If you're feeling fancy, drop in a pirouette cookie (because no one wants to be up shitface creek w/out a paddle, you know).
This drink serves about 3-4 and is the perfect companion to Werner Herzog's Aguirre, the Wrath of God, which we designed with a few things in mind:
- We wanted it to be somewhat historically based, like the film.
While researching 16th century Spain, we found that chocolate was considered a popular beverage to its people, including its conquistadors. Spain had other popular alcoholic drinks during that time period that we could've used here, such as sherry, but that wasn't adventurous enough for us. We also knew that adding chocolate and Kahlua would muddy the drink down to mirror the river in the film.
- We wanted it to be a blend of Spanish and South American cultures.
We fused agave tequila, spiced rum, and a kick of coffee to give it the ultimate cultural merger.
- We wanted it to give you that 1000-yard Kinski stare.
We think we succeeded here because as you continue to drink, the alcohol will sneak up on you, and you will become silent and frosted like Aguirre.
We hope you enjoy the drink! Let us know what you think. Give us tips on how you flared yours up. And, as always, remember to viddy well!