Iron Butterfly Drink Recipe

Pick up your after dinner coffee with an Iron Butterfly drink.

  • 1 oz vodka
  • 1 oz coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  • 1 oz irish cream (Bailey’s)
  • ice
  • filbert nuts

This drink is similar to a White Russian. The difference is the proportions of liqueur in the filbert nuts.

Iron Butterfly Drink Recipe Directions

  1. add ice to cocktail glass
  2. add vodka
  3. add irish cream (Bailey’s)
  4. add coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
  5. stir
  6. add 1-3 filbert nuts

Non Sequitur

In July of 1968, Iron Butterfly released the monumental LP, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, featuring the 17:05 minute side-long track that shook the entire music industry with its phenomenal reception. ‘Vida outsold every record in the history of recorded music within the first year of its release (over eight million copies sold) and therefore outgrew and outsold the standard of the music industry’s “Gold Album” award. For this achievement, Iron Butterfly was subsequently awarded: The Industry’s Very First “Platinum Album”! This historic award was created and presented by then-president of ATCO Records Ahmet Ertegun, who went on to become the current CEO of the WEA Group. Most recently, “Vida” received the Multi-Platinum award.

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida, stayed on the charts for 140 weeks, with 81 weeks in the Top Ten. To date the album has sold in excess of 30 million copies and remains an undisputed classic in the archives of rock with DJ’s and audiophiles worldwide. The words of the song was originally written “in the garden of Eden” but as the band rehearsed the song, the sound morphed into the sound you know today.


  1. Timoteous says:

    Is there any connection between the band and the drink?

  2. admin says:

    I don’t think so. Most names of drinks are made up by a bartender who first invented it. There’s no evidence anyone connected to the band first made the drink. Perhaps the bartender was listening to Ironbutterly when he first made the drink.

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