TDN TIKI-TIME! THE WORLDS BIGGEST ONLINE COCKTAIL PARTY – ONE YEAR CELEBRATION!
I canÂ´t believe how fast time has flied, its time for our 1 year anniversary of the Mixoloseumâ€™s weekly online cocktail party – Thursday Drink Night aka TDN!
It started so small and it has grown more than i could imagine during this year that has gone. There has been many nice cocktails made – no less than 500 original cocktails – and that during 50 TDNs and every time its fun to be there chatting and mixing the night away. I have lost count on how many beautiful sunrises iÂ´ve seen during aTDN night.
To quote Rick over at Kaiserpenguin who is the founder of this tremendously fun event:
“When Thursday Drink Night began as a small gathering of booze nerds who just wanted another excuse to hang out and mix cocktails, I had no idea we’d be looking back a year later at 500 original cocktails and a mountain of prestige.
Brands are now building TDN into their marketing budgets, and it has become the “cool thing to do” as word continues to spread.Â And not little brands, but huge marketing behemoths like Diageo. Live events are no longer a special treat, but built into nearly all upcoming sponsored nights.”
“The Mixoloseum has hosted 50 Thursday Drink Nights since the first mixological day. In that time, cocktail enthusiasts, writers, and bartenders have created over 500 original cocktails using everything from Fernet Branca to buttermilk.
Guests who once came in fear of all the homemade syrups and bitters being slung about like foolâ€™s gold in the chat room now make their own cinnamon syrup, have two local sources for Ting (in case one runs out), and donâ€™t bat an eye when someone calls yellow Chartreuse instead of green.”
So arm yourself with your rums, other spirits, fruit juices, syrups, bitters and tinctures, crazy garnishes plus your tikimugs and glasses and join the fun together with our beloved Guest Jeff â€œBeachbumâ€ Berry, and the whole array of cocktail enthusiasts, bartenders and cocktail bloggers and if you submit a drink you have the chance of winning premium prizes.
Here are the details:
– Best Original Tiki Drink – 50cm gold Japanese bar spoon
– Best Gin Cocktail – Bottle of Port of Barcelona gin signed by the distiller.
– Best Absinthe Cocktail – Bottle of Obsello absinthe signed by the distiller.
– Best Spiced Rum Cocktail – Bottle of Old New Orleans Cajun spiced rum
– Last One Standing – If you close the doors on our party, you will get yourself a pick of one of Mud Puddleâ€™s six new cocktail book releases.
– First two newcomers who submit a drink – More books! Pick from Mud Puddleâ€™s line-up.
Weâ€™ll also be giving out Annual Awards throughout the night (e.g. Person who consistently submits the worst drinks).
To join TDN Tiki – sign in to the Mixoloseum Chat Room this thursday sept 3rd at 7pm Eastern and join the TDN which will go on until last man standing to blow out the tiki torch or we all get moemoe.