Not so long ago, we bought floor seats to Rihanna and got more whips, chains and Nuno Bettencourt than we bargained for. To steal a line from one of the Barbadian pop star’s racier hits, she may be bad, but she’s perfectly good at it. In his latest day-drinking binge, Seth Meyers downs a few with RiRi, who isn’t shy about her love of whiskey, either.
The Late Night host steps behind the bar to mix cocktails named after her tunes: Under My Rumbrella, Bitch Better Have My Bunny and Diamonds in the Rye—an iced combo of Blue Diamond almond milk and, of course, rye whiskey. “It’s a nut milk,” Myers explains of the former. Rihanna’s response: “What? Don’t you say that ever again.”
She’ll have what the man on the floor’s having
Whether or not there’s cash involved, Rihanna has arguably done more than anyone besides Lady Gaga to raise the profile of a certain Irish whiskey. “Got a drink on my mind and my mind on my money,” she sings in “Cheers (Drink to That),” her 2011 ode to the weekend. “Let the Jameson sink in.”
Not always on an empty stomach, mind you. “I like a Jameson and ginger cocktail,” Rihanna reportedly once said. “It’s usually what I drink when I’m eating.” We can’t say the same, but who’s judging?🥃
*With apologies to Rihanna’s “Rude Boy”