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Console Cocktails

Illuminating while Intoxicating

Cocktail #1: Busk Busk Baby

Posted by Cat On November - 5 - 2009

In our first episode, we talk about what “busking” on a console means, and offer up some suggestions on how to set up a simple busking showfile. This topic was suggested by Jim Galvin. Suggest your own topic, or send us a question for the series via our new form.

Of course, the cocktail in this episode is the grandMAr2ni.

grandMAr2ni: How to

Posted by Cat On October - 27 - 2009

This was a really simple recipe that Joe covered in our announcement video. We’re drinking these again in the first episode (“Busk, Busk, Baby”). I’m not even sure this constitutes a “cocktail” since there’s really only one ingredient and one garnish!
The details:


1 part Black Vodka

1 orange peel, cut in a circular shape

The vodka we used was Blavod.  For some reason, when you buy it: it comes in a wetsuit. I’m serious. It’s cute, though. Not my favorite vodka, but certainly good enough to drink on it’s own without any sort of mixer. Plus, it looks cool, and that’s important.

To get the perfectly circular “trackball” orange garnishes, we used the lid from the vodka like a cookie-cutter. Blavod has a tin (or aluminum, I don’t know)  lid, and it worked perfectly. Then, just pop out the orange pieces and pull off any extra orange guts that may still be clinging on.

It’s a little sweet, but it sure does look like the trackball corner of the grandMA 2’s front panel. In fact, the more you drink from it, it almost starts to resemble the console PERFECTLY. At least, that’s what I thought.


The Video Series is GO!

Posted by Console Cocktails On October - 26 - 2009

Here’s the video to give you the details on how and why this series got started.  More importantly, you’ll also learn how to make a grandMAr2ni.