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Tuesday, November 02, 2004 
Mix it up 
Non-political, interactive, alcohol-related link: what could be better for mid–Election Day distraction? Mixilator will generate a custom cocktail based on your answers to a few questions about flavor, strength, and complexity. Unlike most online cocktail generators, Mixilator produces results that look like they actually might be drinkable; there's a humor quotient in the drink names and the instructions, but the creator's goal is to generate recipes that are realistic rather than funny. (He goes into astonishing detail as to how he accomplished this in the Advanced Notes page. Sample quote: "To have the machine calculate the measures with so many parameters and conditional algorithms, classic cocktail measurement nomenclature had to start out in decimal form and, once the drink was generated, be translated into fractions and common measures, to maintain classic bar guide style.")

I ran it a dozen or so times; this is the concoction I like best:
Jamaican Amused Dog Cocktail

Chill cocktail glass. Prepare as follows:

In pre-chilled cocktail shaker combine
  • 2½ oz cherry-flavored vodka
  • ½ oz orange juice
  • ½ oz Cora Bitters
Shake your moneymaker with a small iceberg.

Strain into chilled cocktail glass.

Add soupçon whole cranberry.
I might actually try it; I don't specifically have all of those ingredients, but I bet Absolut Kurant, orange juice, and Angostura bitters would work about the same. I'm planning on having more than one drink tonight, and I may as well start somewhere...

[ at 3:53 PM • by Abby • permalink  ]

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