July 19, 2010 — -- Joke's on you, Mel Gibson.
In addition to clinching the title of worst phone conversationalist of the year (maybe ever?), thanks to the recent glut of leaked audio recordings of him panting and ranting at his ex-girlfriend, Oksana Grigorieva, the once bombastic "Braveheart" actor has turned into a punchline.
Online and on TV, he's being mimicked and mocked. He's inspired a cocktail with a not-so-nice name. Even kittens are coming after him. Below, a roundup of five of the most hilarious mockeries of Mad Mel:
1. The Mel Gibson, a bipolar cocktail. New York City's famed Oak Bar at The Plaza hotel debuted this drink last Thursday, a twist on the classic Gibson cocktail that will indeed make you crazy if you throw back more than one. They penned the below recipe for at-home consumption. Shake it up and stay far away from the phone:
1 oz Van Gogh (famously bipolar) Vodka
1 oz. Bols V.O. Genever Gin (it is a Gibson, after all, even if a little psychotic)
3/4 oz. vermouth
3 oz. club soda
Splash of cocktail onion juice.
Best served on the rocks, like Gibson's career.