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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Funny, my chest doesn't *feel* hairier...

Friend Marko insists that the path to manly drinking may be found through Bacardi 151, vanilla, vanilla cola, Peeps, and fire.

I ran into problems in my replication.

1. No Peeps. Couldn't find 'em. Used fresh Kraft giant marshmallow, instead.
2. Same with vanilla cola. Figured the Mexican vanilla I was using probably would do the trick, though.
3. I used a small thin juice glass. Don't do that. They heat up and then crack. Oops.
4. I overcooked my marshmallow.
5. I used 151 rum and coconut rum in about even quantities.

But for all that, it makes good video:


video

Still? Pretty damned tasty.

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2 Comments:

At Thursday, December 23, 2010 4:13:00 PM, Anonymous TBeck said...

When Marko discovers the recipe that will grow hair on a man's scalp instead of his chest, Marko's financial worries will be over!

 
At Saturday, December 25, 2010 5:48:00 PM, Blogger Brigid said...

For your next round:

1 ounce sweet white wine
1 ounce Everclear 190-proof alcohol
1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1/2 ounce lime juice
Power drill
20 large white or red grapes
Ikebana stand
Eyedropper
20 toothpicks
Half an orange
Miniature lighter or a book of matches

1. Mix your alcohol and juices, and heat them on the stovetop—but only briefly. You want the liquid warm but not actually on fire.

2. Take your power drill and a reasonably sized bit (try a 62-gauge), and drill out all 20 of the grapes. Discard the interior meat.

3. Oh, you weren’t supposed to drill all the way through them. You just want to make them into tiny cups. Get 20 more grapes. Try again.

4. You’ll probably want to reheat the alcohol again. Watch that burner!

5. Use the ikebana stand to keep all the grapes upright, and then use the eyedropper to fill each grape with several drops of warmed alcohol mixture.

6. Now, all you have to do is mount each individual grape on its own toothpick—being extremely careful, of course, not to penetrate so far into the grape as to rupture the inner barrel of liquor. And then put each toothpick into the orange half, hemispherical side up. Be sure to calculate the angle of grape mounting so as not to spill the contents once the toothpicks are inserted into the orange. Think concordant angles.

7. OK, now light all of the grapes with the lighter or matches so that they turn into tiny little drinkable torches.

8. If the grapes aren’t catching fire, the alcohol’s probably cooled down too much.

9. If all else fails, a crème brûlée torch can generally set 40 to 50 percent of the grapes alight while destroying the remainder. Not pretty, but it works.

 

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