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Tribute Cocktail: The Difference EnGine

The Difference Engine was a machine envisioned by Charles Babbage in the 19th century - the first mechanical calculator capable of polynomial functions, and also the title of one of my favorite books. Due to lack of funding, Babbage never built his … Continue reading

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Alien Resurrection Tribute Cocktail: The Betty

This tribute cocktail is brought to you by Kokomoka from Citizen Azeroth, a World of Warcraft podcast with his wife Renata Kane, a former co-host of World of Warcast. Some of you may know Koko as Cryler, the name he was referred to … Continue reading

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Hacker Tribute Cocktail: The Black Hat Cocktail

While the definitions of Hacker and Cracker are disagreed upon even within their own community, the public at large seems to think all hackers are evil criminals. The truth is the activity of hacking is way more chaotic neutral than … Continue reading

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Ada Lovelace Tribute Cocktail – The Analytical EnGine

October 7th is Ada Lovelace Day – a day designated “to celebrate the achievements of women in technology and science.” Ada Lovelace, the estranged daughter of Lord Byron, worked with Charles Babbage in the mid-19th century on the development of … Continue reading

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Tribute Cocktail: The Steve Jobs Appletini

Steve Jobs 1955-2011 This simple tribute to the man who touched and changed so many lives is a Steve Jobs’ asthetic version of the Appletini. This version utilizes completely clear ingredients devoid of color and is served simply and elegantly … Continue reading

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Pirate Cocktail: Rumfustian

Fer September 19,  International Talk Like a Pirate Day, what could be better than a mid-to-late-seventeenth century recipe fer spiced grog that warmed th’ bones ‘o many a sea farin’ scurvy pirate – th’ Rumfustian. Thar be surprisin’ly no spiced … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Tribute Cocktail: Sonic Screwdriver #9

The Doctor of Doctor Who rarely travels anywhere in the universe without two things: his TARDIS and his Sonic Screwdriver. One gets him where he needs to go and the other does everything else. What more fitting tribute for The … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Tribute Cocktail: The Deathly Hallows

[WARNING: This post contains mild SPOILERS for those who have not read the last Harry Potter book. If you've seen the second-to-last movie, you'll be fine. Enjoy!] J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows has its very own Inception … Continue reading

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Harry Potter Tribute Cocktail: Butterbeer

Three little words will make you want to try The Nerdista’s recipe for Harry Potter’s ubiquitous beverage Butterbeer. Are you ready for it? Here we go – Beer. Whipped. Cream. You’re welcome. Butterbeer is the hot toddy that warmed the bellies … Continue reading

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Doctor Who Companion Tribute Cocktail: Rose Tyler’s Rose Tylertini

With a bit of break between the first half and the second half of the 6th season of Doctor Who, now is a perfect time to introduce your friends to The Doctor, and a perfect place for them to start … Continue reading

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