“This Is Filthy” – Shane Smith Shares His Go-To “Road Margs” Recipe

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A poor man’s margarita.

I knew I liked Shane Smith for his music, but damn, I like this man for his thinkin’. Right before Shane Smith and the Saints made their Grand Ole Opry debut, Whiskey Riff Raff had a chance to chat with the frontman of the group, Shane Smith. While, of course, we touched on the fact that Shane Smith and his group have had their nose to the grindstone over the last decade, making it to this moment, we naturally had to ask some rapid-fire questions so fans could get to know the man behind the booming vocals a little better.

While most people enjoy a cold one in the crowd during a Shane Smith and the Saints show, we wanted to know his go-to drink order. Buckle up because it’s not your typical vodka soda.

“Oh god the guys are going to love that I get to say this in an interview.”

Just based on that introduction alone, you know that this is not going to be a conventional cocktail.

“So I have Road Margs is what I call them…and this is filthy. But I will take lime soda water with ice, tequila, and lemon-lime Gatorade. That’s just what is readily available at all times, no matter where you are.” 

I am sure there is some margarita snob in the audience turning their nose up at this, but honestly…desperate times call for desperate measures, and this is far from the worst combination I have heard before.

Personally, I feel like if you do this on a 1:1:1 ratio, it wouldn’t turn out half bad, and hey, the added electrolytes from the Gatorate mean you’re hydrating while getting a buzz. That’s a win-win.

Watch out. The next thing you know, they will be serving Road Margs at festivals there, and Shane Smith and the Saints will be headlining.

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