Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Cocktail From Beyond: The Satellite of Love

1 oz White Rum
1 oz Spiced Rum
1 oz Triple Sec
2+ oz Strawberry Lemonade

Shake all ingredients with ice and strain into an ice filled Tiki mug, preferably one that looks like the MSTK3K planetoid). Garnish with cut Strawberries and an Orange wheel.

After proudly receiving this awesome MST3K mug as a reward for the Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 Kickstarter I was inspired to start a new series of drinks (which I'll get into below). For this mug, I really felt like a Tiki drink was in order and, for some reason, I felt like it needed Strawberries.

One of the main challenges with making this was that I wanted to make a dynamic and unique Tiki drink with uncomplicated ingredients that most people would have lying about the place.No obscure liqueurs, rare bitters, artisan syrups, or specific spirits, just regular that they could cobble together to make something wonderful, like the show. The rarest thing I used was the Strawberry Lemonade juice I picked up at the grocery, though I'd imagine it's even better if you made your own.

I've been trying to finalize what I was going to do this year as a follow up to last year's Sunset Cocktails Calendar. I've been thinking about doing is coming up with themed, original cocktail collections in some physical medium that won't cost me a bunch of money to make, and thus lose. I am currently looking to first collect my Mythos Absinthe Cocktails in some print form (which may also include a section of Blackened Cocktails for good measure) by the end of the year and then work on other things for future projects.

As you may know, the Mythos Absinthe Cocktails are. of course, specifically Lovecraftian themed drinks but I feel that there is room to spread out to other, broader themes as well. Some of these other projects I'd like to try are Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy themed collections. I don't know if I'll lump them all together in one collection or come up with enough to spread them out over a series. I'll figure that out as it happens while trying to not overthink myself into an inability to proceed... like I often do when the creative process hits a wall.