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Capt Jack Harkness - Emergency Protocol 417 (Doctor Who cocktail)
2 parts Gin
2 parts Vodka
1/2 part Dry vermouth
1 Lemon twist
DIrections: Stir gin to chill and strain into a martini glass. With fresh ice, shake vodka and vermouth vigorously. Strain into same glass as gin. Take a lemon twist, rim the glass, and garnish. Sip and muse on the impossible.
A note from the creator:
At the end of the episode “The Doctor Dances” Captain Jack has his ships’ computer make him a drink. It appears to be a martini so I based this drink on a combination of a gin and a vodka martini. I feel this cocktail represents our suave captain in his purest essence. Jack Harkness is a classy man. He knows the value of quality and of simplicity, and everything he does is done with an air of elegance. A martini is exactly like that. It is simplicity, quality, and elegance in liquid form. This cocktail is all about the ingredients. I do not suggest making this with the cheapest spirits out there. I suggest mid-shelf quality. I used Absolut Vodka and Bombay Sapphire Gin (Gordon’s Gin is also good if you are on a budget). But don’t let this scare you away. It truly is a wonderful experience that you will not forget.
Drink created and photographed by Eddie Strickland.
Ink Whiskey Concealable Entertainment Flask
Cartridges were great, right? Quick load times, durability… having to blow into the bottom every two seconds to clean out dust… But honestly, what a great time for gaming! The iconic NES cartridge has been the subject of many art projects and is a pop culture staple in retro gaming. And soon, it’ll get ya drunk!
Ink Whiskey LLC’s Kickstarter for an NES cartridge inspired flask was recently fully funded, currently having over $32,000 pledged. The flask will be made to look like the old cartridges with a removable cap at the top. Currently there are five designs for the “games” depicted on each flask, which are parodies of classic NES games. Drunk Hunt, CastleVodka, Metal Beer, and Super Bar-Hop Bros are options for the normal grey carts and The Legend of Drink will be on a special shiny gold cart.
The Kickstarter has just over 24 hours left, so there’s still a chance to preorder! The minimum pledge to receive a flask, once they’re produced, is $15. If you’re looking to splurge on something a bit more custom, the highest pledge ($250) will give backers a custom label parodying the game of their choice.
Barkeep, get a drink for my new friend!
The Cloak & Blaster Pub
It’s always so great to see another geeky bar open! The community and market for pubs like The Cloak & Blaster has grown so much over the past few years and always makes me feel fortunate to live in a time where places like this can exist. The Cloak & Blaster pub is a gaming pub for geeks in Orlando, Florida. As a meeting location for the geek community, the pub is a place for fellow nerds to hang out, play some D&D, watch some great shows, and of course drink. The establishment has already been funded and is set to open April of 2014! A Kickstarter campaign to furnish the bar is still going on and aims to get the bar custom gaming tables, the rights to show movies, build up the gaming library and more. Check out the video below and read some of the neat incentives they have for pledging.