Down the street from our office in Downtown Santa Ana, California there's a slick little bar we've made our watering hole (whether they like it or not). Tucked behind an aged water fountain and Christmas lights, Lola Gaspar has become our go-to joint for a drink they like to call a "Rocky Balboa."
A little bit on the drink's background: The Rocky Balboa is a twist on Lola's version of the "Bear Fucker," which calls for a glass of orange wheat beer, orange juice and a shot of bourbon. The Rocky Balboa keeps all the same ingredients and rituals -- beer, OJ, bourbon, then drink in one go -- but adds a tasty raw egg to the recipe.
Yes, you literally crack open that little unborn critter straight into the drink. You may have guessed it by now, but the ceremonious addition of protein is where the Rocky Balboa gets its name. If you don't know what we're talking about, it's probably because you're too young to be drinking anyhow. Now, go Google that ish you youngin'.
- one orange wheat beer (we used Hanger 24)
- a dash of OJ
- a shot of bourbon
- one raw egg*
How to Make It
- Pour the beer into a tall glass.
- Next, in order, pour the OJ and bourbon.
- Crack open the raw egg and drop it in.
- Drink. Enjoy!
*The raw egg thing is at your own discretion. If you eat a raw egg wrong, you could get sick!