This is probably the funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life
Drawn by the author of Azumanga Daioh!
I was gonna say the art style is great, but yeah, Azumanga.
Sailor Jupiter FTW …seriously I thought she was so hot I ended up marrying a chick with brown hair and green eyes. …I get to bang her just about whenever I want. …I just realized how amazingly awesome that is.
Merc 380 SL. Known outside the USA as the R107.
@HuyFongFoodsInc @SrirachaBook, Pinky Mixology takes #Sriracha behind the bar once again for our Lynchburg Lemonade.
Yes, Pinky Mixology has already done a full and complete episode on Sriracha Lemonade and the various things you can do with it, so here’s a little supplemental content and the steps you’ll need to make a Sriracha version of this summer classic.
1) In a mason jar, juice 5 lemons. You can always use lemon juice but use authentic juice from lemons and not the grossness that is pulverized lemon peels with additives and preservatives. Should get you between 8 and 10 ounces.
2) Add sugar, simple syrup, or any sweetener you feel like (hey it’s your drink, but we’ve never been keen on the artificial stuff).
3) Add a minimum of 2 tablespoons of Sriracha awesomeness. You don’t have to add a lot of it however, (we’re not making Sriracha soup here, we just want the flavor to join the rest of everything we have). Our personal tastes are about 3 tablespoons.
About Triple Sec: Most Triple Sec is just cheap grain alcohol, diluted with tap water and then has artificial orange flavor added to it. This is gross. Good stuff like Cointreau tends to be expensive, and most people usually don’t need to buy this kind of thing much, so sad nasty-ness ends up working its way into many a good party. The key is to improvise. Get yourself a regular quality and very tasteless vodka, and put it in a jar with some orange peels (get organic because you want to avoid Citrus Red no. 2, because it gives you cancer). After as little as 24 hours you’ll have a much better orange liqueur than the cheap stuff.
About Whiskey: …use what you like, as long as it has been aged in a charred barrel in the “bourbon style” then it’s fine. Hell, you could even get away with Canadian stuff or Applejack if you felt like it.
4) Some recipes call for equal parts of orange and whiskey, but since we like the smokiness, we go with a 2 to 1 ratio of whiskey to orange liqueur. Now, 9 to 10 ounces of pure hooch might seem like a lot, but we’re filling up an entire jar here and it can easily be shared by more than one person.
5) Shake with ice (much of which will melt because all of this was at room temp, but that’s ok) and you can top off with water, soda, or even tea.
Another 1963 Ford Thunderbird
Chevy Nova. Look at that chrome.
As seen in Brooklyn.
Just picked up some Wit Pear hard cider at @wfmbrooklyn. Good Stuff? …yeah.
We love us some ciders, we love us some Belgian white ale, but we don’t usually go for honey in any of it. So we were slightly laden with various trepidations when we saw the Fox Barrel Cidery Reserve: Wit Pear (that’s what they call it, due to the use of Belgian wit yeast) sitting on the shelf looking at us. Made in California, it’s an unfiltered pear yeast with …stuff in it, just read the label. So having 2 out of 3 things on the good side of what we like, we gave it a shot.
First you may be thinking; coriander… coriander? You put coriander in a curry not in a cider. But hold on a minute, maybe these guys know what they’re doing. Yeah, they do know. This cider is pretty good, and despite honey notes that we usually avoid because of our own tastes here (no one on our panel likes honey in cider), the sour qualities of the ale yeast and dryness of a pear cider come through in strong enough amounts to make this not only drinkable, but fun as well. The honey isn’t as strong as their other product: Crispin Honey Crisp Artisanal Reserve made from apples rather than pears. We like every Crispin product except that one, which we …just don’t really like. In case you didn’t know, both Fox Barrel is owned by Crispin Cider Company and that’s owned by MillerCoors. So now you know. Does that mean that no matter how much they talk about locality or craftsmanship, at the end of the day, all shots are being called by some bunch of finance majors running algorithms in an office block somewhere? …we don’t know, but it probably isn’t going to destroy their ability to make good ciders. What we do know is that it does not mean Fox Barrel is some sort of disgusting pile of crap like Redd’s Apple Ale. No, this cider from Fox Barrel is actually worth buying. We know you craft-brew fans think that being owned by a publicly traded mass-producer means that it could change at any time depending on what stocks are up or down a few points. Do we really believe that is possible? …Well, we don’t want to believe it anyway.
If you like Belgian ales but are trying to avoid gluten (for whatever reason) then this is the stuff for you. For cider purists, the nature of it, and the added honey and other spices, coupled with the Belgian ale “treatment” but not the real thing, mashed into one bottle through a sea of orange peels can be a bit distracting. If you’re not into that kind of thing, then the Fox Barrel is going to come off a bit like trying drive an older car with no power steering through a twisty McDonald’s drive-through. If you already like these qualities, then this is like sitting in the back of that same car and chomping into that burger and sucking down that shamrock shake the instant you get your hands on it to satiate that junk-food fix with a smile on your face. You’re gonna get that “hits the spot" feeling real fast :) Regarding those extra qualities of Fox Barrel Wit Pear; The coriander and ale notes show up in the nose, along with the orange peels. Those peels stay with you through the body as well, which is that of a sturdy and decently dry pear cider with the right amount of carbonation, and while that honey doesn’t let you know it even exists until the finish, it doesn’t play a minor part.
Although both are pear ciders, there is a world of difference between California’s Fox Barrel and New York’s own, Docs Draft. Both are different and both are good so they are not mutually exclusive. Hopefully we’ll get to try more of the Fox Barrel offerings as they become available.
Ze Germans. Merc 300 Turbo Diesel Estate Version
Today, we rejoice in the death of Fred Phelps. The world is a better place now that such a walking pile of excrement is a fucking corpse. Let’s hope the rest of his horrible followers aren’t far behind.
So we went and got a nice beer with a cork in it to celebrate!
Another Ford Mustang in Brooklyn.