Susuwatari:  WANDERING SOOT

(cocoa powder, coffee syrup, caramel syrup)

Susuwatari are tiny creatures that are very delicate and easily crushed—a tablespoon of cocoa powder, an ounce and a half of hot water, a teaspoon of coffee syrup, and a teaspoon of caramel.  You must not mix them about, or they will turn back to ordinary hot cocoa.

[OOC note:  Susuwatari appear in the Hayao Miyazaki films My Neighbor Totoro and Spirited Away.]

Brunhilde/Ponyo:  PONYO LOVES SOSUKE

(aloe drink, orange juice)

This is Ponyo’s drink.  It is half orange and half aloe—half and half, just like her!

[OOC note:  Ponyo appears in the Hayao Miyazaki film Ponyo on the Cliff by the Sea, later simply titled Ponyo.]

Calcifer the Fire Demon:  ALWAYS MOVING

(orange juice, liquid smoke, Tabasco sauce, hot sauce, grenadine)

Oh don’t mind him, Sophie.  He’s got no taste.  You know the best drink out there, though?  It’s a cup of orange juice with a couple dashes of Tabasco, a teaspoon of grenadine, and an eighth-teaspoon of liquid smoke.  Oh, and then you top it with a few dashes of hot sauce.  Good stuff.

[OOC note:  Calcifer the Fire Demon appears in the Hayao Miyazaki film Howl’s Moving Castle.]

Jiji the Cat:  FAMILIAR

(catnip tea, honey, cream)

Do we have to go out again, Kiki?  It’s so cold tonight.  Can’t you just brew me some of that delicious tea instead?  You know the kind—the catnip tea with the teaspoon of honey and a spoon of cream.

[OOC note:  Jiji the Cat appears in the Hayao Miyazaki film Kiki’s Delivery Service.]

Kodama :  FOREST PATHS

(almond milk, mint, thyme, honey)

They won’t hurt you, but they don’t talk.  Yakul and I have learned how to coax them closer.  Try muddling a few sprigs of mint and thyme in a cup of almond milk, then adding a half teaspoon of honey.  Then leave the mixture out in a bowl and back away slowly—they’re shy, but they like the sound and the taste.

[OOC note:  Kodama appear in the Hayao Miyazaki film Princess Mononoke.]

Saturday Grab Bag: In Which Bender and Slurm Get All the Drinks

So it is unsurprising that people create lots of Bender recipes, but it sure is amusing!  Also I found multiple Slurm recipes—one from Bacon and Legs and one from The Geek Twins.  And some Spanish commentary on episodes which contain cocktails.

And, of course, there are several drinking games, because there is ALWAYS at least one drinking game.  Also I found a wiki list of all the food and drink in Futurama, which is pretty cool.

Other than that, there isn’t much out there for Futurama, which is a little unfortunate—but I am pleased to have tossed my meager offering onto the pile.  Next on the backlog queue is Miyazaki Mashups—I couldn’t ultimately decide on one Miyazaki movie, so these characters will come from several!

Oh, and incidentally, I did get a chance to some Black Butler this past week.  I found it delightful, but am not certain that there are 6 central characters that can be referenced for a full week’s run.  I’ll keep watching, though; if I can identify six characters I am definitely interested!

Recap — Futurama (Remixed 20th Century Cocktails)

Pastiche retro remixed cocktails—need I say more?

(Man, I love this show.)

Anyway, here’s what happened this week:

Sunday:  Good News Everyone (Professor Farnsworth) - remixed apple juice
Monday: 1BDI (Leela) - remixed Velvet Crush
Tuesday:  Walking on Sunshine (Fry) - remixed wine cooler
Wednesday: Blind Stinking Sober (Bender) — remixed Boilermaker
Thursday: Why Not? (Zoidberg) — remixed Bloody Mary
Friday:  Olympic Gold (Hermes) — remixed Piña Colada

Grab bag later today!

Hermes Conrad:  OLYMPIC GOLD

(pineapple juice, seltzer, Malibu, lemon)

Ya know how to be smooth?  It’s just six ounces of pineapple, five ounces of seltzer, an ounce and a half of Malibu, and a half ounce of lemon!  You stir it all with ice and it helps you go low.

Dr. John A. Zoidberg:  WHY NOT?

(Clamato juice, lemon juice, gin)

I was already in the kitchen, so I thought, pour six ounces of Clamato and mix it with an ounce and a half of gin and a half ounce of lemon, why not?

Bender Bending Rodriguez, Sr:  BLIND STINKING SOBER

(Harpoon IPA, Tobako tequila liqueur)

I don’t know why you gotta add so much crap to your drinks.  If I want a mixed drink, I just pour some tobacco tequila into my beer.  It’s way easier than all this measuring stuff.  Plus then I get to drink my cigar!

[OOC note:  By all rights this should be disgusting, just like Bender, but actually an ounce of Tobako complements six ounces of Harpoon IPA incredibly well!  Which, come to think of it, is kind of in-character too. :)]