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Tuesday
Mar082011

Sheen-Themed Cocktails: Restaurants Offer Tiger's Blood Beverages

Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Now you, too, can have tiger blood. It was inevitable, but Charlie Sheen is no longer the only person attempting to profit from the high-profile antics of one Charlie Sheen.

"I have a different constitution, I have a different brain, I have a different heart," he told ABC’s 20/20. Then he uttered the five words that would go down in instant infamy: "I got tiger blood, man."

Now, a week later, you can get Tiger's Blood cocktails at restaurants from Miami to Manhattan.

"It was hard to avoid the Charlie Sheen storm over the past week or so. We created a cocktail here while were having our weekly marketing meeting," Tara Fougner, publicist for TY KU spirits told ABC News. "We had no intention of ever releasing it. But bars and restaurants have begun asking for it."

The Tiger's Blood cocktail Fougner's team cooked up is essentially a bloody mary with a sake base. One bar, Sully's House in Chicago, which already had a relationship with the sake maker, began offering the cocktail instantly at $5 a glass. Sales have been brisk.

Hash 55, a hookah bar in Midtown Manhattan, is also getting in on the tiger train. Their terrifying-sounding cocktail is another riff on a bloody mary which includes vodka, harissa, wasabi powder, olive juice and sherry.

Not everyone is on board however. South Beach's Red the Steakhouse briefly contemplated offering a "Charlie Sheen collection" of cocktails, including the Two and a Half Sheets to the Wind martini or a Tigers' Blood Mojito. They ended up thinking better of it, though. 

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