Mrs. Peacock:  SENATOR’S WIFE

(Bombay Sapphire, Island Punch Pucker)

Well, someone’s got to break the ice, and it might as well be me. I mean, I’m used to being a hostess, after all it’s part of my role as a senator’s wife. And it’s always difficult when a group of new friends meet together for drinks for the first time, to get acquainted, so I’m perfectly prepared to start the ball rolling. I mean, I am determined to enjoy myself. And I’m very intrigued, and, oh my, this aperitif’s delicious, isn’t it? It tastes like my favorite recipe, half Bombay Sapphire and half island punch…

Colonel Mustard:  THIS IS WAR

(Gin, mustard powder, pickle brine)

My favorite aperitif is not that hard to make!  It’s just two ounces of gin and a teaspoon of mustard powder, plus a splash of pickle brine straight from a jar.  Brings back memories of my time in service.


(seltzer, jalapeno pepper, Rose’s lime, basil, lime)

Here are your instructions, Mr. Green.  Pour five ounces of seltzer into a glass, but muddle two jalapeno wheels so no one figures out your game.  Add three-quarters of an ounce of Rose’s Lime and a teaspoon of minced basil.  Cover it up with two more jalapeno wheels and two lime wheels.  You can sip this assignment as you stroll out the front door—consider it your reward for a job well done.

Saturday Grab Bag:  Approximately A Million Mudders’ Milks

So there is still a bunch of Firefly stuff to get to this week!  Amusingly, many of the relevant links center around Jayne—there’s this Drunken Moogle recipe for a Vera cocktail, and also created a Hero of Canton.  And also, so much Mudders’ Milk.  

But Jayne doesn’t get all the glory—Tipple Sheet created this interesting recipe for River.  And Mal gets a drink, too.  And as previously noted, so so many character teas from—there are plenty on there for Mal and River, and even a couple for Saffron.  And I was right—there are plenty of Firefly drinking games.

Anyway, that about wraps up Firefly Fortnight!  I had a really good time revisiting this fandom, and much like everybody else I wish it had gotten more time in the sun.  But stay tuned, because tomorrow we start Clue Boddy shots! ;)

Recap — Firefly Fortnight Part II (great cocktails good cocktails well they’re alright)

Second half of Firefly Fortnight, y’all!  And my partner is out of town, which means nobody was here to talk me out of giving Badger’s shot a very fine little bowler and tie.  Aren’t they adorable?

Anyway, here’s what happened this week:

Sunday: Moon-brained (River) — herbal tea drink
Monday: Browncoat Bourbon (Mal) — apple-and-whiskey cocktail
Tuesday: Mudders’ Milk (Jayne) — beer milkshake
Wednesday: Mrs. Reynolds (Saffron) — soju and tea cocktail
Thursday: Business Drinks (Badger) — apple shot
Friday: Volcano’s Edge (Niska) — pepper vodka shot

Saturday grab bag later today!

Adelai Niska:  VOLCANO’S EDGE

(vodka, crushed red pepper flakes)

Do you know what happens when you put a pinch of crushed red pepper in a few ounces of vodka?  You let it sit a day, maybe two.  Then you pour it over a man’s eyes; maybe you learn something about him.


(applejack, orange bitters)

Well it’s a far sight better’n wood alcohol, innit?  Fancy-like, applejack.  I added me a couple dashes orange bitters, made myself a regular fruit salad.  You can have some, unless you’re too fancy to drink with the rest of us.

Saffron/Bridget/Yolanda/???: MRS. REYNOLDS

(Soju, Jaegermeister Spice, simple syrup, jasmine tea)

The womanfolk where I’m from make a drink to prepare for their maidennight.  They say it’s two fingers Soju and three-quarters spice, plus three-quarters sweetness so it is pleasing to the taste.  I seen plenty women drink it, but I always thought I’d add a splash of jasmine when it came to my turn, so that my breath may be fresh for you.  I could make it for you too, if you like…

[OOC note:  Mal once remembered this recipe and asked Inara about it, who told him that these ingredients all go into the narcotic Simon called a Goodnight Kiss.]

Jayne Cobb:  MUDDERS’ MILK

(Guinness stout, honey whiskey, milk)

"You know I found out that gorram drink from Canton is supposed to have milk innit?"

"What happened to "all the protein, vitamins and carbs of your grandma’s best turkey dinner?’"

"Well yeah, it’s got that stuff too—they said it was made outta a half cup stout and an ounce and a half of honey whiskey.  But they also put a half cup gorram milk in!"

"Jayne, they call the drink Mudders’ Milk.  You can’t possibly be surprised by this."

"We been to Canton.  Ain’t nowhere they can be keepin’ cows, place that small.  So what was I drinkin’ all night?"

"That’s… that’s a good point, actually."

appalove asked
Love that you did Avatar: The Last Airbender and Firefly!! Here's a random fandom: That 70's Show.

Ooo that’s a good suggestion—it even has six teens as the central cast!  I’ll add it to the queue.  :)