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- Press play on Myke Dobbins's Spotify playlist & enjoy the tunes.
- Learn about Myke Dobbins's Indianapolis-inspired cocktail below.
Myke Dobbins's Spotify playlist & inspiration
This playlist is me in the summer living my best gay life. As a performer Spotify is my bible of sorts! I am constantly looking at new and old music that inspires me. I have a love for all kinds of music, and this is just a taste of my full library. I have some songs on here just for hype to get me going in the morning, to songs I’ve been wanting to perform. On the surface it may not seem like I’m a Taylor Swift fan, but I am!
That doesn’t mean you won’t catch some death metal on another playlist. I like to think about music how is see the world, if you only focus on a small part of it, you miss the big picture around you. What’s the point of living if you don’t look for everything you can experience while we are here! Live life to the fullest my friends!
The Starting Line
Myke Dobbins (Lady Dumpster)
What do you love about your city?
The love I have for Indy really has no bounds. I moved here 7 years ago from Orlando, Fl to just get away and start anew. I had never been to Indy and had no one that I knew which was scary and exciting! Shortly after moving I gained a core friend group that ended up being my chosen family and showed me the world of being queer and being a drag queen. Indy helped me see who I really was and showed me how to be comfortable in my queerness which I had never had before. There are so many things I love about this city, but the people are what I love the most. Moving here saved and changed my life in so many ways and I can’t thank my community enough for that!
This cocktail speaks to what Indy is right now!
Indy has been coming up in tourism and trendiness and what is trendier than an Espresso Martini?
I wanted to make something timeless and trendy and put a Jägermeister spin on it. I love how smooth the Jägermeister cold brew is so thought it would make a great coffee based martini I added the coffee liqueur and creme de cacao to really lift the coffee notes and a touch of orange liqueur to open the cocktail a bit.
The cream was added to give a bit more froth and bring everything together. The name Starting Line comes from this cocktail can start you day or your night, either way you’re off to the races!
Cocktail Name: The Starting Line
Name: Myke Dobbins (Lady Dumpster)
- 1 1/5 parts Jägermeister Cold Brew Coffee
- 1/2 parts Coffee Liqueur
- 1/2 parts Creme de Cacao
- 1/2 parts Orange Liqueur
- 1 part Cream
Glass: Cocktail Glass
Garnish: Orange Swath.
Method: Shake in a tin and double strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnished with an orange swath.
Tips & Tricks: Try using a flovored creamer to change it up! For a dairy free option, you can substitue oat milk or dairy free creamer!