Metafilter: The Drink January 6, 2008 2:48 PM   Subscribe

Metafilter needs an official drink. Let's brainstorm.

It needs to be something real (no Windex, etc.), and maybe something made out of ingredients bars have, so we could order it at meetups? Although something one could make at home while trolling the site would be fun, too!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero to MetaFilter-Related at 2:48 PM (171 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite

Does it have to be blue?
posted by chrismear at 2:51 PM on January 6, 2008


Needs gin. Bombay Sapphire.
posted by rhizome23 at 2:51 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Room temperature rye, straight from the bottle.
posted by saladin at 2:52 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Yes. It must blue. Otherwise it would be an Irish Car Bomb.
posted by rhizome23 at 2:52 PM on January 6, 2008


My nominees:

1. He'Brew Jewbilation (I didn't name it). It's specially brewed for their 11th anniversary. It has 11 hops and 11 malts in it and it's 11% alcohol and it has a picture of an amp dial that goes up to 11 on the label. Thankfully the 1pt 6oz bottles do not cost $11.

2. Screaming Nazi: Jagermeister, Rumple Minze and Goldshlager shaken and poured into a double shooter.

3. Jameson's. Just because.
posted by jonmc at 2:53 PM on January 6, 2008


4. Green Demon: vodka, midori and triple sec in a double shooter.
posted by jonmc at 2:54 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Abner Mefi
posted by growabrain at 2:57 PM on January 6, 2008


Santorum. Frothed hot chocolate with melted marshmellows.
posted by loquacious at 2:57 PM on January 6, 2008 [9 favorites]


I'm forming an anti-hop party here and now. It'll be like the Knesset. Except...you know what I mean....
posted by rhizome23 at 2:59 PM on January 6, 2008


Meta is too important for Jamesons's ( pronounced Gem-eh-sons) it has to be Midleton!
(But surely it's Green Demon, Blue Pepsi and Grey Goose?)
posted by Wilder at 3:00 PM on January 6, 2008


Curaçao with a lemon twist!

"The liqueur has an orange flavor with varying degrees of bitterness." Varying degrees of bitterness? Well, that's MetaFilter, right there.
posted by fandango_matt at 3:03 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Curacao, Bombay Sapphire, and Blueberry Schnapps
posted by grouse at 3:03 PM on January 6, 2008


Serve it in a martini glass. With a fish. In your pants.
posted by grouse at 3:03 PM on January 6, 2008


Needs gin. Bombay Sapphire.

The meta-tini?
posted by empath at 3:04 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Get chuq on the line for this, or there will be blood.
posted by NortonDC at 3:05 PM on January 6, 2008


bacon needs to be involved somehow.
posted by empath at 3:06 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I vote for a Blue Job.
posted by amro at 3:06 PM on January 6, 2008


Yes..empath....if shall be known as "The Meta-Tini". Brilliant.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:07 PM on January 6, 2008


Milk.
posted by ardgedee at 3:07 PM on January 6, 2008


There is no "Jameson's", only "Jameson".

My vote is for a nice cup of tea.
posted by jamesonandwater at 3:07 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I facetiously suggest The Blue Blazer.
posted by Verdandi at 3:08 PM on January 6, 2008


Yes! A Metatini!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 3:09 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


The Callout - A shot of curaçao and tequila with a few drops of hotsauce.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:10 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Liquid Indian: bourbon and rootbeer.
posted by dobbs at 3:10 PM on January 6, 2008


(IBC Rootbeer)
posted by dobbs at 3:10 PM on January 6, 2008


Oh my God, it's my time to shine.

The MetaFilter:

1 1/2 oz bourbon
1/2 oz Galliano
1 oz fresh lemon juice
A dash of orange bitters
A mint sprig

Fill a tall glass with ice and muddle mint. Mix other ingredients in Boston shaker, pour into glass.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:11 PM on January 6, 2008 [7 favorites]


Tequila leads to black outs and depravity...oh wait...
posted by rhizome23 at 3:11 PM on January 6, 2008


I hate gin. I vote vodka.
posted by item at 3:14 PM on January 6, 2008


There's actually a drink called windex, if I remember correctly. I think it's just vodka and blue blue curacao. Which works for me, really.
posted by puke & cry at 3:14 PM on January 6, 2008


Cheap whiskey, in a glass, no ice.
posted by 517 at 3:15 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


The point of the MetaTini is not to understand it, but to change it.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:17 PM on January 6, 2008


The Sparkling Snark

1 jigger Bombay Sapphire
1 jigger Stoli Bleuberri
2 jiggers club soda

Merely google Antonio Benedetto Carpano.
Shake with ice and serve in a martini glass with a twist.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:18 PM on January 6, 2008


I've no suggestions for the time being, but whatever comes up should be obscurely and obfuscationally named. Like a potable in-joke.

Back in 2000, I attended a small-ish international meet-up with some guys from the gay youth IRC channel I frequented. We stayed at a hostel and were getting our amateur bartending on one night (all of legal drinking age). The result was this green concoction involving orange juice and Malibu rum, and probably some Curaçao that made the thing roughly the same green as Ninja Turtle radioactive ooze. We named it Radioactive Head because... well, dirty minds at work.

So we were out on the patio with our Radioactive Head. Some jock-ish fratboy types were also lounging there. Overhearing us mentioning the name of the drink, one of them remarks:

"You guys must be Radiohead fans, right?"

Following much shifty glances amongst ourselves, we replied "Yes... Yes. That's it."
posted by CKmtl at 3:18 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


To quote myself: AskMe is a Pinot Noir. Difficult, but rewarding. Usually makes a good impression, might even get you laid, occasionally, but can be intoxicating in excess. Has been known to leave a killer hangover the next day. Good with Gouda.

MeFi is a beer. Sometimes a hearty craftsman or clever micro brew, sometimes a simple, honest beverage. Lively. May lead to questionable epiphanies, drunken laughter, or public humiliation and years of regret. Good with Philly Cheesesteaks.

MeTa is tequila & moonshine. Sweet, sweet liquid death. Good with a living will and sticky restroom floor tiles.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:20 PM on January 6, 2008 [12 favorites]


you people with your ice and your mixers...you pee standing up or sitting down?
posted by jonmc at 3:21 PM on January 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


Room temperature gin, from the bottle. Chase with some room temperature vermouth if feeling classy.
posted by "Tex" Connor and the Wily Roundup Boys at 3:26 PM on January 6, 2008


If saladin's choice is rye, then make mine Salada.
posted by wryly at 3:27 PM on January 6, 2008


IT MUST BE BLUE JOHNMC!
posted by rhizome23 at 3:27 PM on January 6, 2008


you people with your ice and your mixers...you pee standing up or sitting down?

Falling down. We pee falling down.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:28 PM on January 6, 2008 [21 favorites]


WE'RE FUCKING INCLUSIVE HERE, GOD DAMN YOU!
posted by rhizome23 at 3:29 PM on January 6, 2008


I think it's going to have to be tea.
posted by emelenjr at 3:30 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Anything will work as long as it's pretentious and ostentatiously liberal. How about one of those cocktails with a "-tini" suffix? The ones that have nothing to do with a martini except the inclusion of vodka and a hard-to-drink-from glass? That sounds perfect.

So:

2oz of vodka made by poor people but which poor people cannot afford

1/2 oz Fair Trade espresso

a splash of wine (not for the flavor but for the homonym)

a splash of lager (because actual piss would be unappetizing and crass)

Strain over ice into a martini-style glass with an interesting but crippling crooked stem, garnish with a lychee.
posted by Mayor Curley at 3:30 PM on January 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


I totally second making the Irish Car Bomb the official drink of MeFi. They're delicious, festive, just offensive enough, and they'll fuck you up quick. Sounds perfect.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:30 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


rhizome, only pussy drinks are blue and we don't drink pussy drinks 'round here.
posted by jonmc at 3:31 PM on January 6, 2008


The matamynex:

1 shot Curaçao (blue)
1 shot Vodka (grayish)
1 shot of Pernod (green, but gets cloudy upon mixing)
Splash of soda
Dash of bitters

A few of these are guaranteed to settle an argument. Or start one. And they're pretty, too.
posted by googly at 3:31 PM on January 6, 2008


jonmc, there's no drunk like a dame. So it'll be sitting. On your lap. When you least expect it.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:32 PM on January 6, 2008


Here's a pony: wouldn't it be nice to have little mouseover info on usernames of what we're currently drinking? Mine would say "Black Cherry Smirnoff and Diet Dr. Pepper." Ah, Sunday afternoon!
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:34 PM on January 6, 2008


Is that MEH-tee for short or MEE-Tee?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:34 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


johnmc...I drink Guinness...which is black...black like my soul... and more importantly coffee. I routinely destroy laptops by bashing them against my dry wall spackled apartment walls in outrage of what a pussy Mick Jagger is. I mean "Angie"? Come on.... Do not question my commitment to booze or rock. As I shall not yours.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:36 PM on January 6, 2008


AV, I make it a point not to imbibe fratboy drinks (the alternate name for pussy drinks). Whiskey neat, beer and bum wine. Old school coktails like black russians, mai tais, mint juleps and stingers are acceptable if they come from the right bar.
posted by jonmc at 3:36 PM on January 6, 2008


I routinely destroy laptops by bashing them against my dry wall spackled apartment walls in outrage of what a pussy Mick Jagger is.

Of course he is. Everyone knows Keith is the Big Poppa in that marraige.
posted by jonmc at 3:37 PM on January 6, 2008


only pussy drinks are blue and we don't drink pussy drinks 'round here.

And by "we" you mean...?

This is the second comment that basically says "aw don't be a lame girl" could you maybe mix it up some?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:38 PM on January 6, 2008 [16 favorites]


*dryheave*

loquacious : Thank you, for forever ruining hot chocolate for me.

*dryheave*

And what is it with you all and Bombay Sapphire? That stuff should be giving an octane rating.
posted by ninjew at 3:38 PM on January 6, 2008


Okay I WILL NOT STAND FOR SMACK TALKING ABOUT THE MICKSTER!
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:39 PM on January 6, 2008


s/giving/given.
posted by ninjew at 3:39 PM on January 6, 2008


this will not wendell johnmc.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:40 PM on January 6, 2008


I need two Flaming Outs, a double Everyone Needs a Hug, and one Close Your Account with an onion not an olive.
posted by steef at 3:41 PM on January 6, 2008


(jessamyn, I'm being a little self-parodic here on purpose. that and I do hate wimpy drinkers)
posted by jonmc at 3:41 PM on January 6, 2008


How about The Banhammer?
posted by amro at 3:42 PM on January 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


What goes best with plates of beans? Corona beer perhaps?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:43 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Forgive me St. Mick....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y-x2fWKbmo
posted by rhizome23 at 3:43 PM on January 6, 2008


/me remembers to serve jonmc's drinks in a fanciful coconut with extra umbrellas and straws at the next meetup...
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:44 PM on January 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


The official drink of Mefi is gin and tonic.

I know this, because every time I read it, it's what I'm drinking.

Post ergo hoc something latin.
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:44 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


/me remembers to serve jonmc's drinks in a fanciful coconut with extra umbrellas and straws at the next meetup...

as long as the coconut is filled with a vigrously shaken mixture of vodka, cachaca, aguardiente, grappa and if possible kerosene.
posted by jonmc at 3:46 PM on January 6, 2008


Who put the dic
in the little self-parodic?
Who put the rum
In the ruma lama ding dong?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 3:47 PM on January 6, 2008


itching to go Velvet Underground on johnmc despite no rational context or progress towards a drink.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:47 PM on January 6, 2008


The mojito. Because Hemingway drank 'em and liked to do funny things with shotguns and typewriters.
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:48 PM on January 6, 2008


one Close Your Account with an onion not an olive,

I think that's actually called a Gibson.

Or possibly a GiveWell.
posted by pineapple at 3:48 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Who needs kerosene if you've got grappa?
posted by BitterOldPunk at 3:48 PM on January 6, 2008


I always figured it would just be a 2liter of Pepsi Blue with a pint of Everclear poured in...
posted by pupdog at 3:49 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't argue with a man that deifies bacon. Even if I can't disagree.
posted by rhizome23 at 3:50 PM on January 6, 2008


jonmc: there's a level of bitchliquor imbibing that even the most grizzled macho budweiser monks must respect. It's not pussy to down two bottles of Boone's (pick bright colors! spin the wheel! can she do it?) in under three minutes to win money, so I can buy a better bottle, and, over the evening, without pesky glassware, kill 750ml watermelon stoli or, in cold weather and with an early start, rumpleminze.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 3:58 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


there's already a drink called the Velvet Hammer. I propose that a Banhammer be a Velvet Hammer, thrown at you by a moderator.

sidenote: I can't lay claim to the idea. Chris Onstad did it first in Achewood, with the chainsaw.
posted by heeeraldo at 4:05 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]




and maybe something made out of ingredients bars have
posted by chrismear at 4:08 PM on January 6, 2008


How about a good ol' Tomato Juice and Thorazine?
posted by not_on_display at 4:08 PM on January 6, 2008


Oh, well, MY bar has Thorazine.
posted by not_on_display at 4:09 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Diet Coke.

Or White Whine.
posted by konolia at 4:09 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Spewed Coffee perhaps?
posted by klarck at 4:10 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Whatever it turns out to be it must be mixed and served in one of those cone shaped coffee carafe things, not shaken not stirred, but filtered .
posted by hortense at 4:12 PM on January 6, 2008


Metatini: equal measures vodka and blue curacao in chilled martini glass, garnished with twist of lemon

the Green: vodka, blue curacao, and sour mix over ice in a highball glass

the Grey: Malort with a cocktail onion in it, served neat in a rocks glass

and jonmc if you are ever in chicago and want to get alcohol poisoning you can try to drink me under the table
posted by jtron at 4:17 PM on January 6, 2008


You're just not going to the right bars
posted by SteveTheRed at 4:19 PM on January 6, 2008


Perhaps I can get empath^ and rhizome23^ behind me on this idea: bacon swizzle stick.

If it's wrong to use bacon instead of Lik-A-Stiks in FunDip, I don't want to be right.
posted by bonobo at 4:24 PM on January 6, 2008


bonobo: I've enjoyed a bacon martini that used a slim jim as a swizzle stick. close enough?
posted by jonmc at 4:25 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


jtron wins. expect by vodka he meant meant gin...Bombay Sapphire in fact. To hell with the rest.
posted by rhizome23 at 4:26 PM on January 6, 2008


but yeah a bottle of Pepsi Blue mixed with grain alcohol would be pretty apropos. and tasty, too!
posted by jtron at 4:26 PM on January 6, 2008


a slim jim swizzle stick

Oh, man - I will be trying this soon.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 4:28 PM on January 6, 2008


The Elephant Shit. Made just of Double Chocolate Stout.
posted by gauchodaspampas at 4:31 PM on January 6, 2008


The center of the bottle has warped a bit into a triangular shape from age. Unopened. Drink by date is March 12th 2003

That's good stuff, right there. Better than unlabeled dented cans.
posted by CKmtl at 4:31 PM on January 6, 2008


Get chuq on the line for this, or there will be blood.

Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! *materialize*

Right off the top of my little round head, I'd suggest this one, because it's a fabulous drink, because you should be able to order it in a good bar (and if the bar doesn't have ingredent no. 2, you should chide them and get them to order some), because they should be squeezing fresh juices anyway, and because 'round these parts everybody always has to have ...

The Last Word

3/4 ounce gin (a robust one, Tanqueray or Beefeater).
3/4 ounce maraschino liqueur (Luxardo or Maraska).
3/4 ounce green Chartreuse.
3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice.

Combine with cracked ice in a cocktail shaker. Shake vigorously for 10-12 seconds.
Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. No garnish.

This is a fantastic drink.
posted by chuq at 4:32 PM on January 6, 2008 [18 favorites]


Is it blue? chuq? I think not.
posted by rhizome23 at 4:34 PM on January 6, 2008


I think this is a case for Blue Smurf Piss.
posted by needs more cowbell at 4:38 PM on January 6, 2008


Does this bacon martini have a newsletter, jonmc? 'Cause I'm subscribing to it right after I subscribe to yours.

On preview, re: The Last Word...Can we have another drink called Thread Killer?
posted by bonobo at 4:38 PM on January 6, 2008


You guys are making me mighty effin thirsty here.
posted by snsranch at 4:39 PM on January 6, 2008


Blue Bazooki

1 1/2 oz Mandarin-flavored vodka
1 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
splash orange juice
4 oz Perrier sparkling natural mineral water

In a cocktail shaker partially filled with Perrier ice, combine vodka, blue curacao and a good splash of orange juice; set aside. Dip edge of wide-mouth glass, such a s a martini or daiquiri glass in water or orange juice; then dip in plate covered with sugar. Add Perrier to glass, shake contents of cocktail shaker well. Using a cocktail strainer, pour mixture into sugar edged glass..
posted by bjgeiger at 4:41 PM on January 6, 2008


Something that can be set on fire?
posted by Artw at 4:42 PM on January 6, 2008


Rabbit blood.
posted by casarkos at 4:43 PM on January 6, 2008


3 easy ones all shaken and served over ice...


1 1/2 shots Absolut Vodka (The Grey)
1/2 shot Bols Blue curacao (The Blue)
3 shots Orange juice (Makes The Green)

This is really a Green Eyes, a twist on the Screwdriver.

--------

1 shot Plymouth Gin + 1 shot Absolut Vodka (The Grey)
1 shot Bols Blue curacao (The Blue)
1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice (The Green)
1 shot sugar syrup

This is really a Blue Lagoon, created in e 1960's by Andy MacElhone (Son of Harry of Harrys Bar, Paris)

--------

1 shot Silver Tequila (The Grey)
1 shot Bols Blue curacao (The Blue)
1 shot freshly squeezed lime juice (The Green)
1 shot sugar syrup

Basically a blue margarita!
posted by brautigan at 4:44 PM on January 6, 2008


We really should have Miguel's input on this. Someone activate the Migs Signal.
posted by homunculus at 4:45 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


GYOFD
posted by jbickers at 4:47 PM on January 6, 2008


Tequila shots done on a truck tailgate? (Lime cut with pocket knife).
posted by salvia at 4:47 PM on January 6, 2008


Definitely a bottle of tequila and a plate of beans.
posted by tehloki at 4:48 PM on January 6, 2008


I like chuq's Last Word. Anything with both gin and chartreuse works for me.

Anyway, any true MeFite would carry some methylene blue at all times because it's all about controlling the colour of your output.
posted by maudlin at 4:51 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Dude, I'm sorry, but I last commented all over your bathroom.
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 4:59 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


Plate of Beans, Philistines: http://www.metafilter.com/activity/13104/posts/music/
posted by rhizome23 at 5:08 PM on January 6, 2008


NO NO NO..i retract that last link..this is what I mean: http://music.metafilter.com/1028/HI-IM-ON-METAFILTER-AND-I-COULD-OVERTHINK-A-PLATE-OF-BEANS
posted by rhizome23 at 5:10 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I can't believe I almost missed this. This is what I get for spending all my time being all serious in that endless Givewell thread (which takes a decade to load).

I don't know what our cocktail(s) should be. But in a minute, I'm going to make myself a Dark and Stormy (good gingerbeer + Gosling's Black Seal rum), and on the first warm day, I'm going to break out the Sarticious gin, which we got as a gift recently. (Made in Santa Cruz! Hi, Ambrosia Voyeur!)
posted by rtha at 5:18 PM on January 6, 2008


Happy Hour...

$5 U-Call-Outs:

Grey goose and soda (Metatalk)

Relationship advice = Top Shelf Margaritas (AskMe)

For the "hey look at this weird thing I found!" crowd: The Blue Monday...

- 2 oz vodka
- 1/4 oz triple sec
- 1/4 oz blue curacao

Shake well with ice and pour into martini glass.
posted by Unicorn on the cob at 5:26 PM on January 6, 2008


I just don't think badmouthing people who put ice in their drinks or drink mixers in general, is permitted to someone who's recommended a drink that includes a liquor with dainty little pieces of gold in it.

How come I can eat whatever the hell I want but when I go to the bar suddenly I have to drink warm well scotch or else I'm some kind of pansy?

The MehTini: vodka and ice, a bored glance at the vermouth bottle, a sigh, shake twice, pour

Not blue because we may put artificial coloring in our hair, but we won't put it in our food.
posted by Deathalicious at 5:41 PM on January 6, 2008




rtha: you're in for quite a treat... with both the gin and gingerbeer, but I'm sure you know that well! *woink*
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:45 PM on January 6, 2008


I think MetaFilter needs an official hangover remedy, too.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:49 PM on January 6, 2008


Agreed. Pancakes, coffee and a bong rip.
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur at 5:51 PM on January 6, 2008 [4 favorites]


I think MetaFilter needs an official hangover remedy, too.

A hotdog from the guy outside Grand Central (42nd, weekends at about 4:30am) works pretty well for me...
posted by pupdog at 5:59 PM on January 6, 2008


My understanding, from attending Chicago meetups, is that the official drink is the Bourbon Snowcone.
posted by rbs at 6:02 PM on January 6, 2008


A $5 Flameout:

Mix 25 ml blue curacao and 25 ml Bacardi 151 Rum
Pour into shot glass, light on fire
Drop into a pint of Gray's Oatmeal Stout
posted by anotherpanacea at 6:04 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Pancakes, BACON, coffee, + bong rip work for me. Still, I need a blue-colored electrolyte drink that plants crave like something made by Gatorade Frost, Powerade, or Brawndo for recovery drink, neh?

{heart},


Energy Legs
posted by bonobo at 6:12 PM on January 6, 2008


Yeah, I was gonna note the lack of bacon in the hangover remedy proposal. Hangover remedy's gotta have bacon. [TOTALLY BACONIST]
posted by rtha at 6:32 PM on January 6, 2008


I think MetaFilter needs an official hangover remedy, too.

Bourbon.
posted by jonmc at 6:44 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


Mai Tai...because it's closest in spelling to MeTa.
posted by emd3737 at 6:48 PM on January 6, 2008


Blue Hawaii, of course. AskMe would be a Mellon Ball, and MetaTalk would be a Water Buffalo.
posted by Smart Dalek at 6:57 PM on January 6, 2008


The BANHAMMER:

Ingredients:

1 bottle of Vodka, 151, moonshine or Everclear.

Drink bottle. Garnish with angst.
posted by loquacious at 7:02 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


I can see us all now, sitting at a bar with 20 blue drinks, and blue lips to match, befuddling the unsuspecting bartenders when there's suddenly a big fat rush on curacao. Can't wait to see the meetup pics to prove how classy and cool we are.
posted by iamkimiam at 7:02 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


My fave hangover remedy is one of those green juices with all the algae and spirulina etc in it, and a greasy egg & cheese sandwich.

and a bong rip
posted by jtron at 7:07 PM on January 6, 2008


I can see us all now, sitting at a bar with 20 blue drinks, and blue lips to match,

If I ever have blue lips, it'll be because it's cold outsideor I've been on a Kool-Aid binge.
posted by jonmc at 7:13 PM on January 6, 2008


Green Dragon
posted by acro at 7:34 PM on January 6, 2008


To truly represent the MeFi the cocktail should be hard to explain to outsiders, take way too much of your free time to make, and cause at least a small group of the MeFites to complain about it.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 7:46 PM on January 6, 2008 [9 favorites]


Slack-a-gogo, don't forget the possibility of tipping over the burning tinof sterno, necessitating a quick intervention by the authorities...
posted by pupdog at 7:58 PM on January 6, 2008


Without Miguel's input, this is all just blather.
posted by ColdChef at 8:01 PM on January 6, 2008 [5 favorites]


Have everyone bring something and pour it in a large blue dumpster. Stir vigorously with a broomstick. Garnish with twenty bags of ice. Serves approximately 65,000.

Remedy for hangover: See entry for "pony"
posted by not_on_display at 8:02 PM on January 6, 2008 [1 favorite]


I must say, 'Unicorn Chaser' means something entirely different in this context...
posted by pupdog at 8:10 PM on January 6, 2008


If Mr. Cardoso doesn't show up, I nominate the drink mentioned in his first post: gin and tonic.
posted by casarkos at 8:33 PM on January 6, 2008


Slack-a-gogo typed "To truly represent the MeFi the cocktail should be hard to explain to outsiders, take way too much of your free time to make, and cause at least a small group of the MeFites to complain about it."

Also, you should always have a different drink onhand to switch to when an outsider walks by.

And you should feel kind of weird when you see someone you don't know drinking one.

And it should be illegal to make one for yourself.
posted by roll truck roll at 8:48 PM on January 6, 2008 [2 favorites]


Pony request:

"Hey, you, Pony! Retrieve requested body-warming liquor and give me no shit while completing the task."
posted by bonobo at 8:51 PM on January 6, 2008


So it's settled: low octane gasoline with a touch of blue #9.
posted by item at 9:25 PM on January 6, 2008


I'm sorry. Was the object to spend our Sunday getting drunk trying different concoctions for Meta, or was it... I forget what my question was.
posted by munchingzombie at 9:44 PM on January 6, 2008


I think MetaFilter needs an official hangover remedy, too.

Handful of mushrooms.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:19 PM on January 6, 2008 [3 favorites]


The Stone Brewery in California makes a beer called the "Arrogant Bastard Ale." I vote for that.
posted by MaryDellamorte at 10:44 PM on January 6, 2008


The Oh Yeah Right On That Now

Ingredients
  • 1oz Vodka
  • Ice
  • Any random mixer
Directions
  • Take large bong hit. Begin to gather ingredients near computer.
  • Add ice to glass. Take large bong hit.
  • Notice interesting new thread on MetaFilter. Read and post. Refresh page.
  • Take large bong hit. Sip mixer from bottle.
  • Replace melted ice water in glass with fresh ice. Repeat process as needed.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:09 AM on January 7, 2008 [6 favorites]


Ovaltine.
posted by sgt.serenity at 12:09 AM on January 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Is it blue? chuq? I think not.

Thing is, blue drinks have a tendency to be undrinkable. Cheap blue Curaçao, bleh.

It's green, that's close. :)

If you'd like a terrific (un)official MeTa drink that's grey, there's this one:

The Jupiter Cocktail

1-1/2 ounces gin.
1/2 ounce dry vermouth.
1 teaspoon Parfait Amour liqueur.
1 teaspoon orange juice.

The color of the drink is an ashen grey, and you have to be careful not to overdo it with the Parfait Amour, which in too-large quantities tastes like grape bubble gum marshmallows. But in this small amount and in this balance, it's a great drink.

MaryDellamorte, I'm with ya. Arrogant Bastard can be the offical brew, alongside the offical cocktail!
posted by chuq at 1:06 AM on January 7, 2008


Try this:

1 measure Licor 43
1/2 measure blue Curaçao
3 measures milk
Ice

Shake and serve with a straw. Should taste like Orange Julius.
Doesn't get you drunk but a lot of them will.

Otherwise, I'd suggest a tall glass of water as the official drink of Metafilter, to represent the tall glass of water we always pause, think, and drink long from before rashly hitting the "Post Comment" button anyway.
posted by breezeway at 1:22 AM on January 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Nthing Miguel's input on his brand...even though I don't particularly care for gin.
posted by brujita at 2:07 AM on January 7, 2008


The classic from days of yore.
posted by No Mutant Enemy at 2:08 AM on January 7, 2008


hangover cures
posted by hortense at 2:19 AM on January 7, 2008


Will pancake batter float on Oolong tea?
posted by emelenjr at 3:04 AM on January 7, 2008


You all always seemed more like Absinthe drinkers to me. And it's green. I think.

I'm more of a diet soda guy myself.
posted by genefinder at 6:18 AM on January 7, 2008


It had better goddam well come with some aspirin, I'll tell you what.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:19 AM on January 7, 2008


Bacon Salt rim.
posted by likesuchasand at 7:56 AM on January 7, 2008


Anything is fine with me, so long as it's John Power & Son Irish Whiskey.
posted by Mister_A at 8:25 AM on January 7, 2008


I can't speak to the perfect MeFi drink, or the best beverage for a meetup, but if we are talking about drinks that best reflect the site itself, Metatalk would have to be a glass of bourbon, no ice. A bit of cigar ash floating in it, served with a side of pain pills; chewed, not swallowed.

Properly consumed, it should be drank under a bare, swinging lightbulb, whilst wearing old chinos and a stained t-shirt.

And something ironic like "What a Wonderful World" needs to be playing on the jukebox.
posted by quin at 9:10 AM on January 7, 2008


And something ironic like "What a Wonderful World" needs to be playing on the jukebox.

And then the low, stirring tones of a haggard Ron Perlman:

"War. War never changes."

...and that's the intro to Fallout 3.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:26 AM on January 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


Emailed the I.B.A. to see if they would suggest anything.
posted by acro at 9:43 AM on January 7, 2008


Gin and Tonic with a slice of LIME. Essential, and heavenly.
posted by Phire at 9:47 AM on January 7, 2008


Grain alcohol & rainwater. Anything else threatens the purity of our precious bodily fluids.
posted by BrotherFeldspar at 11:00 AM on January 7, 2008


Late to the party, but:

THE BERLIN STATION CHIEF

created by The Policy Hut
The World's Best Martini Recipe, 1996 (Shaken Not Stirred� Martini Awards)

What follows is a recipe for what we call the "Station Chief" -- a martini originally mentioned
by Norman Mailer in his novel Harlot's Ghost where it's the favorite drink of the CIA Station Chief in 1956 West Berlin.

2 oz. Bombay Sapphire Gin

1/2 oz. single malt scotch

GARNISH: lemon peel

Fill shaker with ice, rinse scotch over the cubes. At this point, to be impressive, you can casually throw the single malt into the sink (to scare observers). If you consider this a waste, use less scotch and don't throw it out. Pour in the gin and mix until very cold. Rub lemon peel around the bottom of the martini glass, leave peel in the glass, and pour martini into the glass. Let stand for a few seconds, and discard lemon peel.


It's got Bombay Sapphire. It's got scotch. It's civilized and yet not afraid to get rough. It will put fish in your pants. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a good Metatini candidate.
posted by middleclasstool at 11:02 AM on January 7, 2008 [1 favorite]


Mai Tai...because it's closest in spelling to MeTa.


Right. Because there's no "I" in MeTa.
posted by Oddly at 11:40 AM on January 7, 2008


I'd rather have a Metarita than a Metatini.
posted by IndigoRain at 11:46 AM on January 7, 2008


A Pangalactic Gargleblaster might be a good choice. While the fictional drink in the Hitchhiker's Guide describes it as being "rather like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon, wrapped around a large gold brick," the version I enjoyed at an Ottawa bar called Zaphod Beeblebrox was a deliciously toned-down adaptation. The recipe was such:

1 oz Jack Daniel's® Tennessee whiskey
1 oz peach schnapps
4 - 6 oz orange juice
1 splash Blue Curacao liqueur

The result is well-named, tasty, quirky, and even blue in colour. What better drink for Metafilter? Bottoms up!
posted by Milkman Dan at 12:56 PM on January 7, 2008


It looks like so many good suggestions might lead to the opeing of a Metafilter Lounge. I propose that midway through the night the pour mat me emptied into shot glasses and be called a Holden Givewell.
posted by geekyguy at 1:28 PM on January 7, 2008 [2 favorites]


And something ironic like "What a Wonderful World" needs to be playing on the jukebox.

Only if it's Bruddah Iz...
posted by pupdog at 1:53 PM on January 7, 2008


Actually, Pony Request would be a perfect name for a frufy blue drink.
posted by roll truck roll at 2:13 PM on January 7, 2008


The On Preview
The Ban Hammer
The Pony Request
The Pile On
The Flame Out
The FOAD
The DTMFA
The GYOFB
The Blue
The Green
The Gray
posted by iamabot at 2:23 PM on January 7, 2008


The On Preview

Heh.

"Bartender, gimme a scotch, neat.
"On preview, make it a double."
posted by cortex (staff) at 2:28 PM on January 7, 2008 [9 favorites]


For the Tokyo meetups, it's gotta be shochu. Not that chu-hai crap, good shochu with a bit of hot water.
posted by zardoz at 3:48 PM on January 7, 2008


The water suggested above is definitely the right one. Symbolizes what we have in common and how much we differ.
posted by Ironmouth at 10:50 PM on January 7, 2008


I demand to be allowed to put ice in my drink. Civilization, with all of its many discontents is just that and no more, ice in your drink. Got fuck all to do with testosterone or whatever.

My metafilter drink is stoli from the freezer or Laphroaig and two small ice cubes. Y'all get yourselves whatever you want and maybe we better eat something soon, I'm starting to feel like yelling at a cop.
posted by Divine_Wino at 10:11 AM on January 8, 2008


It would have to be a cocktail made by mixing together every single cocktail ever invented, adding up to a sweet, indistinct slosh to be rectified in vain by mixing it 1 to 10 with Pimm's, then multiplied by 5 with the best dry gin and finally served 2 to 1 with extra dry Champagne. All the best minds would contribute and regret it simultaneously. This would produce a revolting fruit punch even worse than the original, indistinct slosh. And yet, given its expense and democratic nature, it would be have its apologists and arguments would break out about whether it should just be poured down the drain or consumed ice-cold with clothes-pegged nostrils so as to reap the benefits of its high alcohol content without actually having to taste it. Eventually someone would ask "What else can we drink?" and everyone would go back to their old habits, none the wiser and yet slightly drunker and more bitter than before.
posted by MiguelCardoso at 10:58 AM on January 8, 2008 [13 favorites]


I've been to that party.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:01 AM on January 8, 2008


It's about goddam time you showed up.
posted by cortex (staff) at 11:01 AM on January 8, 2008


Thanks. ;P
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:02 AM on January 8, 2008


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