He came from the planet Lovetron, sent to Earth to astound us with thunderous basketball dunks that gave backboards nightmares. His name was Darryl Dawkins, and 32 years ago this week the Philadelphia 76er made a historic dunk against the Kansas City Kings. Long before “boom goes the dynamite,” a man nicknamed Chocolate Thunder made the loudest noise.
Here’s the dunk, below you’ll find the drink.
The “Chocolate Thunder,” as created by Paul Rodriguez of Village Whiskey in Philadelphia, PA:
In a shot glass, combine:
- George Stagg Bourbon (uncut, unfiltered, 141 proof)
- Top with Italian Chocolate liqueur Varnelli Moka
- Dash chocolate bitters
… Drop (or dunk) into:
- A glass of your favorite dark beer stout or porter
Slam it back. Smash empty glass against bartop. Hightail it out of town and repeat next month in another city.