Cocktails for programmers v2.0
Programmers’ day is celebrated on the 256th day of the year. It usually falls on September 13th (September 12th on a Leap year). This year on September 12th we (Ilya and Anna) met with our bartender friend Eugeniy at Grizzly bar on Nevsky Prospekt in Saint Petersburg. Eugeniy has promised to help us with a new version of our project Cocktails for programmers. The first version of it you can find HERE. Today we offer you to see what we did this time.
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Eugeniy: Ok. Coffee Liqueur, Vanilla Vodka and Energy Drink. I think it would be cool.
- 20 mL Coffee Liqueur - 40 mL Vanilla Vodka - 50 mL Energy Drink
- Pour liquor into an iced-cold glass - Fill the glass with crushed ice up to the top - Add Vanilla Vodka - Thoroughly shake all the ingredients - Add Energy Drink
I: Eugeniy, a bug is something preventing a program or a computer from working fine. We need a cocktail somehow related to this.
E: All right. Especially for this there is a jar with a bug. The berries in a cocktail will look like bugs. You have to catch them all while drinking the cocktail.
- 10 pcs Elderberry or other berries - 100 mL Cold Fruit Tea - 30 mL Elderberry Syrup - 20 mL Fresh Lemon Juice - 30 mL Rum or Gin
Add all the ingredients into a glass filled with ice and mix
I: Could we make a drink for developers who use RUST programming language?
E: I think yes. By the way, there is a classic "rusty" cocktail.
- 40 mL Whisky - 30 ml Drambuie Liqueur - 10 mL Cinnamon Syrup
- Fill a glass with ice cubes - Add Whisky - Add Liqueur - Add Syrup - Shake and garnish with a cinnamon stick
I: push & pull are commands which help to send and receive changes in a program source code. Do you have any ideas?
E: Sure. It will be a shot garnished with whipped cream on top.
To drink the cocktail you have to push a straw through whipped cream and pull the content of the shot.
- 50 mL Coffee Liqueur - 50 mL Blackberry Liqueur - 50 gr Whipped Cream
- Pour all the liqueurs layer-by-layer - Garnish with whipped cream - Dust with cinnamon powder
I: Easter egg is an unexpected secret in a program which should surprise a user. What can we make in this case?
E: We will make a cocktail with an egg-white and ginger. It is an unexpected combination, isn't it?
- 10 mL Ginger Mix (Sugar Syrup with Ginger Fresh 1:1) - 40 mL Brandy - 20 mL Becherovka - 20 ml Fresh Lemon Juice - 1 pc Egg White
- Shake all the ingredients - Thoroughly shake without ice - Add ice and keep on shaking - Strain into a glass
I: We just need a safe cocktail. Very safe.
E: Let's make a non-alcoholic cocktail for people who prefer not to do risk.
- 4 pcs Strawberry - 100 mL Grapefruit Juice - 30 mL Strawberry Syrup
- Squash berries in a shaker - Pour Grapefruit Juice and Strawberry Syrup - Thoroughly shake and pour into a glass - Garnish with a strawberry
I: SWIFT is a programming language from Apple. My associations are a blueprint and an apple.
**E:**All right. Let's make it!
- 8-9 leaves Fresh Basil - 60 mL Apple Juice - 15 mL Blue Curacao Liqueur - 20 mL Honey - 40 mL Gin
- Crush basil leaves in a shaker - Shake all the ingredients - Add ice and shake thoroughly - Strain in shots
SHELL aka Terminal
I: Programmers spend lots of time in a terminal. Could we invent a marine themed drink or a drink related to seashells?
E: We will make a marine themed cocktail for people who need rest. A shot inside a glass opens like a shell when you drink it. Are you ready for a sea voyage?
- 20 mL Blue Curacao Liqueur - 50 mL Pineapple Juice - 10 mL Fresh Lemon Juice - 10 mL Sugar Syrup - 10 mL Jägermeister Liqueur
- Turn over a Jägermeister shot into a glass - Shake Pineapple Juice, Fresh Lemon Juice and Syrup separately - Strain into the glass with the shot - Add Blue Curacao Liqueur on top
I: Programmers use A/B tests to compare something. This cocktail should be based on contrast.
E: No problem.
Cocktail contrasts: sour, sweet, fresh, spicy, salty
- 10 gr Fresh Cucumber - 30 mL Drambuie Honey Liqueur - 10 mL Fresh Lemon Juice - Salt - 3 drops Oyster Sauce - 100 mL Tomato Juice - 1 drop Tabasco Sauce
- Put cucumber slices into a glass - Pour Drambuie Honey Liqueur - Fill the glass with ice cubes - Add the rest of ingredients - Mix thoroughly
I: Programmers do and move "Rocket Science" ahead every day, but simple things often hide behind complex things.
E: Let's make a very simple shot but with fire. Several shots and you fly into space.
- 30 mL Sweet Syrup (Grenadin, Cherry, Strawberry etc.) - 30 mL White Vermouth - 30 mL Vodka or Tequila - 10 mL Absinthe
- Pour all the ingredients layer-by-layer - Burn Absinthe - Quickly put a straw into a shot and drink it like a B-52 shot
Cool guys chew a gum in the movies. Don't forget take at least one into space.
- Ilya Zykin - idea
- Anna Nechaeva (food-blog open-cook.ru) - photos
- Eugeniy Tarasov - cooking and mixing
- Anton Shatalov - English version assistance
We thank a management team of Grizzly Bar for their support, providing a place for our photoset and cocktail ingredients.
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