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The Buckeye Bourbon Blitz

The Buckeye Bourbon Blitz

Mekka Don ’02 makes a cocktail that captures the energy of The Game.

During rivalry week, we’re only making drinks that come out scarlet — so the Buckeye Bourbon Blitz is just right! Bourbon, sweet vermouth and Campari (the key to the beautiful scarlet color we love) come together perfectly to make a Buckeye-fied version of a classic cocktail, the boulevardier.

Alumnus Mekka Don ’02 is a former Ohio State football player. Currently, Mekka Don is an entrepreneur, lawyer, actor and rap artist who recently released a song titled “Still Dope” and created our favorite game day pump up anthem “Juice” — check them out on Spotify to make the perfect soundtrack for your watch party!



  • 1.5 oz. bourbon
  • 1 oz. sweet vermouth
  • 1 oz. Campari
  • Orange peel for garnish


  • Add ice to mixing glass.
  • Add 1.5 oz. bourbon to mixing glass. 
  • Add 1 oz. sweet vermouth to mixing glass.
  • Add 1 oz. Campari to mixing glass.
  • Stir vigorously.
  • Add large ice cube to a rocks glass.
  • Strain content of mixing glass into rocks glass over ice.
  • Express orange peel.
  • Add your orange peel garnish and enjoy responsibly!

NOTE: To make the Buckeye Bourbon Blitz a mocktail, you’ll need some special non-alcoholic ingredients, so here’s what we recommend:

  • 2 oz. Spiritless Kentucky 74 non-alcoholic whiskey
  • 1 oz. Ghia non-alcoholic aperitif
  • ½ oz. Stirrings blood orange bitters
  • 1/4 oz. simple syrup
  • Orange peel, for garnish
  • 1 oz. Lyre’s apéritif rosso