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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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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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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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The Doctor Who Tribute Cocktail: The 11th Doctor’s Gin Fez

River Song: “Right then. I have questions, but number one is this. What in the name of sanity have you got on your head?” The Doctor: “It’s a fez. I wear a fez now. Fezzes are cool.” The 11th Doctor … Continue reading

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