There´s a demand for more posts from the TDNs that includes some of the comments and i do agree, its fun reading – especially if you`ve been there for a while and gotten to know the wonderful people who populate the mixoloseum chat room, but a few comments cannot really give a true picture of how it is to take part of this online cocktail party, so if you haven´t been there yet – please stop by, we don´t bite and you don´t must mix a drink or even talk, but i`m quite sure you would want to once you`re in!
And besides all the fun and all the crazy jokes, there´s some serious discussions going on about how to mix good drinks and everything from making ingredients to the quality of spirits – the wealth of knowledge that springs forth outta this chatroom is immense.
The TDNs are every thursday from 7 pm EST in the Mixoloseum chatroom – http://bar.mixoloseum.com/
I think this by far must have been the funniest of the TDN´s i`ve taking part in but there has been many…50 TDN´s since the first to be exact (not counting the one this last thursday which was sponsored by Kahlùa coffee cream) and i have missed only a few so i`m not sure. But one thing i know and that is that we broke the record this time. I`m not sure how many we were at the most but before i had to leave we were 43 happy imbibers in there.
And that of course makes up for many drinks and the theme this time when we celebrated our one year anniversary was a theme well worthy our one year celebration - Tiki. Both Jeff ”Beachbum” Berry and Martin Cate stopped by and the prizes were also many and fine – and now and then enlightening and informative or just plain funny announcements ”by Stan” popped up to help keep things in order.
“Stan Jones Announcement to all:
Junkhauler! I approve of your use of an ingredient no one has ever heard of, yet you claim you can “find it at your local grocery store Perhaps you’ve died and are actually visiting SJ Mart, where we do indeed have the juice of every nut. For your Holmes-like efforts, you have won your book of choice from the Mud Puddle collection!”
Prizes included the new series of Mud Puddle Books’ cocktail guides, a gold barspoon provided by Cocktail Kingdom, booze provided by the CSOWG, tiki mugs and ingredients from Cass (junkhauler) and the CSOWG.
Yes this was the happy imbibers night..
Dr. Bamboo : I need a t-shirt with “it’s getting all drunk in here” on it.
Camper : Dont forget to put people’s names nerd- we’ll never remember.
JenTiki : It’s past my dinner time gang. Might drop in later. Bye for now.
Camper : It must be weird to eat dinner somewhere other than in front of the computer.
Deviator : In honor of TDN – Tiki Drink Night – I will be selecting recipes at random from Sippin’ Safari
Martincate : Stand by for action! Any thing can happen in the next half hour!
Kaiserpenguin: I am not passing out until 3am EST
And people were anxious to get their drinks up, the queue was long…i`ll forever admire Rick `s patience with and ability to keep the infamous queue in order through the night.
Marshall to Kaiserpenguin (22:08:48):
I have 296.7 drinks to add to the queue. Please place them in alphabetical order by number.
Bonzo Gal: Put me in the queueueue, please
Tiare : Dont forget i`m in the queue..
Rumdood: I wish to be in the queue
JohnTheBastard: Stick me in the queue, please
Ryan : Please queue me, Rick. Mine has fernet.
Dbeach :What’s the state of the queue?
Kaiserpenguin: Yeah, you want in? It’s long.
RumScout : /me has modified the Scorpion with Elad…. we’re calling it the Stingray. AM I IN THE QUEUE YET?
Tony_harion : We might need a second chat room just for this queue
Dr. Bamboo: I will have that engraved on my tombstone: “There is always a queue.”
Drink-well :What’s the queue?
ColTIki: who is up?
Dr. Bamboo: Someone wave an open bottle of Fernet under Rick’s nose.
Dr. Bamboo: What is the queue?
Frederic: The queue is chaos
Ryan: The queue is thunderdome
Tony_harion: I´m beginning to think there´s no such a thing as a queue.
DPlanner: Queue is on hold for a bit, per the queuemaster
And so it went on..
One of the other announcements encouraged us to find our Stan T-shirts – ”First person to post a picture of themselves in their Stan Jones t-shirt on Facebook and in here gets a muthaboudreauing prize”
(unf mine was in the laundry)
Later in the night there was a communal fernet shot – i bet it was the first global communal online fernet branca shot ever made:
Stan Jones Announcement to all:
Everyone go get a shot of Fernet now. Do not hesitate! We will do it like the A-Team.
Drink-well: do a countdown…
”That was awesome”
I managed to create two tiki drinks for this TDN and they were, even if not my best totally drinkable.
PO´AHA PUNCH (meaning Thursday Punch)
1oz Old New Orleans Cajun Spiced Rum
1oz El Dorado 15yo
1 oz Clemènt VSOP
0.5 oz fresh lime
¼ oz simple syrup
0.5 oz coffee liqueur
1t cream of coconut,
Fresh pineapple juice to top.
Run in blender until smooth with crushed ice. Pour in tall glass, top with fresh pineapple juice and more crushed ice to fill,dust nutmeg on top and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
1oz LH 151 rum
1oz Scarlet Ibis rum
0.5 oz fresh lime
¼ oz simple syrup
Top with Rootbeer.
Shake and strain into glass filled with ice. Garnish lime.You can actually sub the rootbeer with some Root and canesugar coke.