The Blood Eagle – The deep red drink named for a Viking’s death

Lakewood's Viking bar LBM serves up a dramatic aromatic gin and beet cocktail with a terrifying name - The Blood Eagle

Here’s a drink concoction perfect for the Halloween season. The Blood Eagle is the namesake for this week’s Drink This cocktail video, but it’s named after a horrifying practice of execution started by the Vikings.

With a base of roasted-beet infused gin, the taste is sweet and earthy, with an aromatic layer around the edges. You can only find it at Lakewood’s Viking metal themed cocktail bar LBM (12301 Madison Ave, Lakewood).

LBM is an Nationally recognized award-winning bar that focuses on creating original twists on classic cocktails, as well as brand-new concoctions dreamed up by owners Eric Ho and John Gibian. With a decorating style of carved wood, Nordic axes and black metal imagery, this bar serves up delicate cocktails in a mead-hall setting. It’s a perfect place to warm your heart on a chilly Fall day.

You can see another creation of LBM – the Trinidad Sour – here.