Snoop Dogg Has Presided Over a Record-Breaking Cocktail
Of course it was a gin and juice. What else would it be?
Snoop Dogg’s "Gin and Juice," from his 1994 debut album "Doggystyle," was a huge hit: It reached No. 8 in the Billboard Top 100, went gold, notched a 1995 Grammy nom and was eventually listed in the top 10 on VH1’s Greatest Songs of Hip Hop ... ever. But big as it was, the song’s success may have been dwarfed by a real-life gin-and-juice cocktail Snoop helped mix up the other week in Napa Valley, California.
The massive boozy beverage, which was officially certified as the "world’s largest paradise cocktail" by the superlative arbiters at Guinness World Records, contained 180 1.75-liter bottles of gin, 156 1-liter bottles of apricot brandy and 28 3.78 liter containers of orange juice.
Snoop, clad in a dashing red tracksuit that provided a nice complement to the sunshine-colored drink, and his fellow rapper and pal Warren G were among those summoned to participate in mixing the record-setting sip when it was unveiled onstage at the BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival.
Presiding over a humongous glass, the rappers provided the garnish for the cocktail. Finishing touches included a oversized drinking straw, a pink drink umbrella, pineapple chunks and a melon (whole) skewered on a sword.
The drink was created to accompany a Jamaican jerk chicken dish made by chef Michael Voltaggio, who was also among the drink’s mixers.
So who drank it? Guinness reports: "Although the 8,000-strong crowd pleaded to taste the cocktail, it was reserved for the VIP section where it was distributed to fortunate backstage revelers."
Tough luck for the curious crowd? Yeah, for shizzle.