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Ron Edwards
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« on: November 05, 2003, 01:01:47 PM »

Hi there,

I want an official mixed drink for Sorcerer, and I want it to be a new and original thing.

Yes, I know: we already have the Fallen Angel, the Green Demon*, the Green Devil, the Blue Devil, the Devil's Cocktail, the Devil's Tail, the Diablo, and more.

But I want a new one: the Sorcerer. What would it be?

Parameters: it can be a shooter, a classic-style mixed drink, a "martini" (as currently construed by bar culture), or a cordial/liqueur mix. Any sort of juice, spice, soda, garnish, or other mixing element may be included. It may be a frozen drink or a hot drink, or neither.

It can't be a single-booze neat drink, e.g.., "ounce and a half of scotch"; it has to be a mix of some kind.

It can't be one of those stun-the-sorority-chick drinks. Example: "Miami Ice," 1/2 oz each of vodka, gin, rum, and peach schapps, dash of cranberry juice, fill (3-4 oz) with lemon-lime soda. Feh. Submit one of those and I'll do something awful to you.

It can't be a currently-known drink either. If that were the case, I'd just call a Cactus Rose or Dingo "the Sorcerer" and be done.

It's gotta have punch. If the hardest thing in there is half an ounce of dry vermouth or white wine, then that ain't worth it. And if your recipe includes grenadine, then the drink better be so damn good that I'll be able stand that gunk in it.

Include full and clear instructions for making and serving it: stirred or shaken, layered, what sort of ice (shaved, cracked, etc), what sort of glassware, chilling instructions, etc.

Oh yeah - if you want to make a drink that corresponds to some aspect or mechanic of the game, rather than its title, that's cool too. What would "the Binding" be, for instance?

All submissions will be field-tested, I assure you.

Is there a prize? I dunno. I guess so. ... H'm ... I know! Whoever wins will get an original and complete one-sheet writeup for a Sorcerer game based on a wholly new concept, by me.

All submissions are to be received here in this thread.

Best,
Ron

* Look out for the Green Demon; it's a killer.
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« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2003, 01:56:42 PM »

Here's my submission. Field-test at your own risk: I've not had it.

2 parts pastis (a black licorice liquor - Granier Pastis recommended)
1 part vodka
1 part club soda
dash of high-quality salt

Mix the pastis and vodka in a chilled tumbler and keep exceedingly cold. Directly before serving, mix the club soda, and throw a small dash of salt on top. The drink should change color from a clear, slightly yellowish tone to a milky one - the anise in the pastis causes this reaction in water.

This drink represents the black allure of sorcery, the black licorice sweet like the promises of devils. The reaction of the golden drink to water is as mystic as the clouding of one's soul when one loses their demonic virginity.

The reality, found after summoning a few of these, is terrible, even when seen through a glass darkly.
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« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2003, 03:05:14 PM »

Well, working off a recipie for a shot my friends and I called the Kwisatz Haderach in college, I can come up with something. I base the appropriateness off the fact that drinking it was designed to be an ordeal. Much like sorcery.

1 Part Jagermeister
1 Part Tequila
1 Part Extra Sharp Ginger Brandy

Garnish the edge of the shot glass with tobasco.

Only a true Sorcerer would have the will to take this shot and not make a face. The inventor is not responsible for any demons summoned in the process of consuming this concoction.

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2003, 03:54:50 PM »

"The Binding"

(shot glass)

One part Black Heart rum (151 proof)
One part Pepper Schnapps
One part (extra hot) tobasco sauce
Drizzle finely chopped jalapeno peppers (with seeds) on top.

Yes, I've had this (I invented it). Downing it is rather like I imagine the binding of a demon to be...

... bloody hard to do without screaming in anguish and misery.

Brian.
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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2003, 07:54:51 PM »

H'mm,

An impressive array of entries, so far.

I'll even have to visit the local shoppe to pick up a component or two before testing. Testing is scheduled for this weekend.

Salt and licorice, by the way, go exceptionally well together. In the Scandinavian countries, salted licorice is a common candy, and I love the industrial-strength versions. Most people from the States make a face when they try it, but I really like it.

I've tried it in mixed drinks too - alter the Frisky Witch (half-and-half vodka and black sambuca) by serving it in a chilled cocktail glass with a salted rim (like you do for a Margarita), and it's awesome. So I have high hopes for Clinton's entry.

As for the other two, well, I was kind of hoping that the drink would be something people would enjoy, rather than a college-age male contest to see who could stomach the nastiest thing ... but all right, all right, I'm not going to quibble. They'll be tested too. But the judging will be based on what I like, not what hurts the most.

Oh yeah, Mike and Brian, provide a few more details - do you just pour the liquors straight into the shot glass, or do you stir with ice first, or what?

So let's have a few more entries, folks! Who knows, maybe a whole menu might come out of this.

Best,
Ron
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Brian Leybourne
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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2003, 10:21:59 PM »

Quote from: Ron Edwards
As for the other two, well, I was kind of hoping that the drink would be something people would enjoy, rather than a college-age male contest to see who could stomach the nastiest thing ... but all right, all right, I'm not going to quibble. They'll be tested too. But the judging will be based on what I like, not what hurts the most.


You misjudge me totally, Ron.

Different strokes for different folks, and all that of course, but I *love* hot and spicy, My drink is far from a "contest", rather it's something I actually enjoy. Maybe I shouldn't have said that it makes one scream when its drunk, that was a spot of facetiousness really (although, admittedly, if you're not into hot stuff...).

I encourage you to try the drink and base it on its merits, but if you don't like spicy foods then you wont enjoy it. By the way, it should be put in the glass in the order given, or put the tobasco first which will tend to dilute it slightly rather than leaving it on top (this will de-hot it a little). No ice etc.

Still, if you want something a spot smoother, here's a very nice drink we stumbled across once while playing bar lotto (roll 3d20, each number is the number of the bottle counting from the left, so you end up with three random measures in a shot glass... you can get some very nice but also some very nasty combinations. This is one of the nice ones)

One measure of creme de menthe
One measure of bailies
One measure of creme de grand marnier (this can be hard to come by, if you can't find it, try substituting half a measure of grand marnier and half a measure of milk),

Ideally, mix 4-5 batches together at the same time, shake with ice, and then pour into shotglasses. Goes down very smoothly.

Brian.
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« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2003, 05:35:32 AM »

Pour some sambuca into a tumbler.
Put some ice in.
Fill whatever space remains with diet cherry 7-Up.
If you have them, toss in a maraschino cherry or two.
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« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2003, 05:37:53 AM »

Is it cheating to give you more than one?

The Sorcerer:
 
    rocks glass
      cracked ice
      1 oz. Southern Comfort
      1 oz. seltzer
      1 oz. absinthe (I use Versinthe)[/list:u]
    Assemble in the order listed with a minimum of sloshing and mixing,
      but don't go overboard, pouring down a spoon or anything.[/list:u]
    Need:
    rocks glass
      1 oz. light rum
      1 oz. Cointreau
      1 oz. apple cider
      1 tsp. white crème de cacao
      1 tsp. green chartreuse
      dash orange bitters (Angostura in a pinch)[/list:u]
    In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine all of the ingredients.
      Shake well. Strain into a rocks glass alomst filed with crushed ice.[/list:u]
    Desire:
    pilsner or collins glass
      6 oz. 7-Up
      4 oz. cranberry liqueur (Vesta Virgin from Hungary)
      1 big scoop of Breyers French Vanilla (not Natural Vanilla) ice cream
    [/list:u]eat with a long spoon and drink the remainder[/list:u]
    Banishment: (this takes some doing)
    add to a tightly sealable jar:
    1 Tbs coarsly ground (or smashed) black pepper corns
        10 fresh mint leaves
        1 whole clove of garlic
        1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
        4 oz. cheap vodka[/list:u][/list:u]
    seal and stand, inverting daily for two weeks
      pour off the liquid, discard the crud, filter the liquid through a coffee filter
      stir in 6 oz of dark rum and 1/2 cup sugar syrup[/list:u]
    Depending on the strength, mix with frozen fruit juice concentrate.  You
      want it to be a strong, funky, musky concoction, but not undrinkable.[/list:u]
    As a disclaimer, I haven't tried the last one.  I've been playing with herbal liqueurs on and off for the past couple years and haven't hit on any that worked really well.  What I listed is along the lines of my current set of experiments and I expect it to be drinkable but funky.  The others are all yummy.

    Chris

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« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2003, 06:44:19 AM »

As with Clinton's: at your own risk, drink has not been tested.
   1 part Spiced Rum
   1 part Jagermeister
   1 shot of tabasco
   A pinch of cinnamon sugar

Put the Rum and Jager in a tumbler and shake well. Pour into a large glass and add the shot (ie: a squirt) of tabasco. Stir. Add seltzer to tone it down if necessary. Sprinkle on a pinch of cinnamon sugar to bring out the flavor.

Hrm, it's missing something...I'm thinking it'll be strong and spicy, but needing a darker flavor for balance. And the cinnamon-sugar may be too much, but the sugar more than the cinnamon.

I have no clue what this'll taste like...but they're my two favorite drinks, and I like the Mexican spiciness. Plus, I recently found that spicy BBQ sauce and cinnamon sugar taste great on a pizza, so why not try it in a drink?

No name, since I don't know what it tastes like. Crap, now I want to taste-test it...damn my empty wallet.
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« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2003, 08:23:08 AM »

Quote from: Ron Edwards

I want an official mixed drink for Sorcerer, and I want it to be a new and original thing.


Here's a drink of my own, in need of a name:

2 oz. rye
1/2 oz. - 1 oz. Cointreau

Serve at room temperature, or chilled over ice and strained.

Pick the glass according to your mood: an unchilled, half-sized 2-1 ratio works well in a cordial glass.

-Tod
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« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2003, 10:17:50 AM »

I have never had this.  Indeed I just thought it up now.

1) Place a sugar cube in the bottom of a champaigne flute.
2) Fill 3/4 of the flute with champaigne.
3) Slowly pour (Don't STIR!) in 1.5 oz of Absinth.
4) (Not being up on my liquor densities I don't even know if this is possible) Float 0.5 oz of Creme de Cacao on top.

Let stand at least one minute before drinking.

There you go, The Sorcerer.

Jesse
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Ron Edwards
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« Reply #11 on: November 06, 2003, 12:28:56 PM »

Mmmmm!

It's going to be a very interesting weekend.

Keep them coming - multiple entries and multiple aspects of the game are welcome.

Best,
Ron
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« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2003, 02:00:48 PM »

The Inconspicuous Demon

rocks glass
ice cubes
2 fingers of Scotch whiskey
fill to 3/4 of glass with store brand cream soda
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« Reply #13 on: November 06, 2003, 02:02:15 PM »

Quote from: Ron Edwards
As for the other two, well, I was kind of hoping that the drink would be something people would enjoy, rather than a college-age male contest to see who could stomach the nastiest thing ... but all right, all right, I'm not going to quibble. They'll be tested too. But the judging will be based on what I like, not what hurts the most.
Well, then mine's almost certainly out.

Wait, add one part Ouzo! That'll make it taste just dandy!

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Oh yeah, Mike and Brian, provide a few more details - do you just pour the liquors straight into the shot glass, or do you stir with ice first, or what?
Stir with ice? What's that, some Chicago thing? Pour in shot glass, pour shot down throat, do not pass go.

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So let's have a few more entries, folks! Who knows, maybe a whole menu might come out of this.
Hmm. Lesse. Somthing that tastes good?

Ingredients:
0.5 oz.  Amaretto
2.0 oz.  Bourbon
0.5 oz.  Everclear (or other mixing alcohol)
1.0 oz.  Milk
 
Directions: In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the boubon, amaretto, everclear and milk. Place shaker on top of head carefully, and shake well by vibrating your body up and down while chanting "Yog-Sothoth" repeatedly like Dean Stockwell in the movie version of The Dunwich Horror (including putting your hands at the sides of your head in the "Crowley Photo" position). Pour into an old-fashioned glass, garnish with cocktail onions skewered on tiny sword.
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« Reply #14 on: November 06, 2003, 03:00:06 PM »

(based on my recent experiences with the multi-faceted real-life sorcery of dieting)

Need

Mix in large stemmed glass:
4 oz. dairy egg nog
1 oz. vodka, chilled
1 oz. amaretto
Stir with dark chocolate coated swizzle stick. Leave stick in glass.

Add, without stirring:
1/2 tsp. almond extract

Top with:
dollop of whipped cream
a dash of shaved chocolate

In separate tumbler, pour:
8 oz. lukewarm tap water

Place stemmed glass in front of you. Stare at it.

Drink the water.

- Walt
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