First things first, take a gander as to why John Tierney, science columnist for the NY Times, is helping to ruin the future.
Back? Ok, now here’s the deal, among my many vices is alcohol, and being a geek and a nerd, we can’t really leave things well enough alone so I thought I’d bring about a list of some of ‘geek drinks’ as I’ve dubbed them. Now some of them have origins in geekdom, some of them have come about as a result of geekiness in social settings, some are just plain fun, and some have been discovered through the rigors of scientific experimentation using a small sample of sailors (though given the fact they’re sailors, no control group was used as we couldn’t be convinced NOT to drink). Several of these are from a most excellent post from geekdad.
There are many places to start here, traditionally I’d start with Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster (and don’t worry, we’ll get there) but I’m going to start with the one that I’ve drank the most of, aka my favorite:
Made by my friend Billy D, this drink has seen me through many a geek night and many more to come. It’s smooth as hell and easy to make, assuming you can find the right rum.
2-3 Ice Cubes in a whiskey glass
Sailor Jerry’s Rum filled to just over the ice
Ginger Ale for the rest
Stir, Drink, Enjoy.
Sazerac Cocktail (Bill Gurstelle):
Activity: Sipping while sitting in a leather easy chair reading Douglas Adams’ ‘Hitchhiker’s Guide.’
1/2 cup ice cubes
1 sugar cube
3 dashes Bitters
2 ounces rye Jim Beam or Old Overholt RYE (not bourbon) whiskey
1/2 teaspoon of absinthe
Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice and water. In second old-fashioned glass, mix together sugar, bitters, and 1/2 teaspoon water thoroughly. Add cognac or whiskey and remaining 1/2 cup ice, and stir well, at least 15 seconds. Take the chilled glass, discard ice and water and pour in absinthe. Swirl it around so the absinthe coats the interior of the glass. Add rye whiskey mixture into the chilled, absinthe-coated glass. Add lemon peel and enjoy.
Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster:
This one exists in a variety of different forms…a very brief search yielded 12 different recipes. For shits and giggles, here’s the original from the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy:
1. Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol’ Janx Spirit.
2. Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V.
3. Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
4. Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it.
5. Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qalactin Hypermint extract.
6. Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger.
7. Sprinkle Zamphuor.
8. Add an olive.
9. Drink . . . but . . . very carefully . . .
Since we don’t have any of that but the olive, we’ll go with this one:
1 oz. (30 ml) EverClear
4 oz. (120 ml) Bombay Sapphire or Jeremiah Weed
4 oz. (120 ml) Cold Wild Turkey
2 oz. (60 ml) Herradura Tequila
5 oz. (150 ml) Rum
1 worm from bottle of Mezcal
2 oz. (60 ml.) Gatorade
This makes one approximately 18 ounce (0,5 l) Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster. The reason this drink seems so large is that Zaphod Beeblebrox has two heads, so when he created it, it came out to 9 ounces (2,5 dl) per head, so both were happy.
Before drinking, eat one olive to create a sweetness in it which is not there. Drink extremely carefully at your own risk, and remember where your towel is (if you can).
“all the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner, plus 15 percent alcohol.” (not this version, sorry)
1 part coffee liqueur (Kahlua)
1 part irish creme (Bailey’s)
1 part vodka (Smirnoff Triple Distilled)
2 parts milk
Activity: Good for softening the blow of ‘The Undiscovered Country.’
If you can’t handle real Blood Wine, pataQ, try this one out. Strong, sweet and sophisticated, just like Worf circa TNG, when he couldn’t win a fight to save his life.
1 shot Flor de Caña rum
1/2 shot Raspberry Pucker
1/2 shot Bombay Sapphire gin
Cherry Bomb Jolt
Instructions: Mix the booze together in a shaker and pour over ice. Add the Jolt to taste.
1 oz brandy
1 oz peppermint schnapps
1 oz sloe gin
1 oz blackberry liqueur
1 oz strawberry juice
Pour all ingredients except the cough syrup in a highball glass.
Add cough syrup.
Ignite and extinguish before drinking.
Bond’s Martini, it’s a classic. It’s a challenge to really recreate as several of the original components have either changed (Gordon’s is now 80 proof, not the 94 it should be) or are gone completely (Kina Lillet).
The original ingredients:
3 parts Gordon’s Gin
1 part vodka – preferably grain vodka, not potato
1/2 part Kina Lillet
The modern substitutes:
3 parts 94 proof gin, such as Tanqueray
1 part vodka, such as Sobieski Polish vodka
1/2 part Lillet Blanc or dry vermouth
2 dashes Angostura bitters
Combine all ingredients in an ice-filled shaker, and shake until icy cold. Strain into a deep champagne goblet or a large cocktail glass (Bond prefers the goblet), and add a large, thin slice of lemon peel.
Sip and enjoy – Fleming and his 007 would approve.
Cherry Grog (Michael Harrison):
Activity: Perfect for a night spent powerleveling your guildies through Deadmines (again) or roleplaying your way through the pirate city of Freeport. Splice the main brace, mateys; just don’t overdo it and pull a Leeroy Jenkins, ya lightweight.
Collins glass (or a pewter beer stein, if you’re feeling saucy)
Mountain Dew Game Fuel, Horde Red
Instructions: Fill glass with cracked ice and drop a shot or two of spirits over the ice. Fill the rest up with the Game Fuel. Add a splash of juice and garnish with a wedge of lime.
Activity: Drink while rewatching TNG episodes.
1 1/2 oz White rum
1 oz Blue Curacao
6 drops Tabasco sauce
Instructions: Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a tall, narrow glass. Add a grain of salt.
Neon Geek (Matt Blum):
Activity: Good for drinking with action shows/movies.
1/2 oz Mountain Dew, Sprite, or 7-Up
1/2 oz Bourbon
1 oz Cinnamon Schnapps
(Sodas are listed in order of preference.) Mix together with ice, then pour into a margarita glass. Garnish with mint.
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