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Color-based drinks

New types of mixed drinks
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How do they come up with all those funny-named drinks you can ask for in bars. "Sex on the beach". "Manhattan with a pig's ear". Who knows what's going to be in them?

When you go into a bar and you're already a few sheets to the wind, and you look up at the bottles, all you see is colors. So what would be easier than ordering "everything green", or "several purple things and some blue stuff". At least you know what color your drink is going to be.

Alright, so this isn't such a good idea. But it's better than ordering drinks by specifying large products of primes where the primes are formed by adding together the ascii values of the characters in the ingredients' names.

wayne606, Feb 28 2003


       Red wine, tomato juice, cherry brandy, Campari, Aftershock and cranberry juice for [wayne606]. He's paying.
angel, Feb 28 2003

       Angel, don't forget the grenadine.
Mayfly, Feb 28 2003

       ...or the Sloe Gin
thumbwax, Feb 28 2003

       be very afraid of that yellow one...
po, Feb 28 2003

       Advocaat and Galliano?
angel, Feb 28 2003

       Creme de Menthe, Baileys, Tia Maria and Cointreau.
8th of 7, Feb 28 2003

       Straight Grand Marnier... mmm... grand marnier....
Brain Fuct, Feb 28 2003

       Yum, that's my favorite too! >clink<
snarfyguy, Feb 28 2003

       Bloody Mary is thicker than watered whiskey.
FarmerJohn, Feb 28 2003

       Imagine - the menu could be Pantone swatches.
hyperfuture, Feb 28 2003

       All pubs would be forced to install colour-correct lighting. No rock-n-roll red and green stage lights lest you get the wrong beverage. And black lights are right out.
Cedar Park, Mar 01 2003

       I like the ascii idea, if by some crazy coincidence every liquor's name happened to add in every conceivable combination to a prime number when converted into ascii.   

       "Bartender, give me some 1098338028501418615631 with extra 1538573213-549822. And hold the 4586433857312398001. My companion will be having 100107806408788 123189 168971868661."   

       Or better, do it in binary!   

       "Gimme a 100101010111111010101110110100010110110 10101010001110101010010101010101011111001101001011111 010001001001010111110010010010101010001000101110101010010 100100101010100101001001010101010101010101001010100 01000010010001001001001001001001001010001010100100010010 01010010101."
Macwarrior, Mar 03 2003

       sorry bout that. I fixed it before I saw your post actually, so maybe you should go up to 1024x768 or higher.
Macwarrior, Mar 03 2003

       I generally pride myself on not being vulnerable to machismo tinged social pressures. However, one of my few weaknesses is having a pink drink. There's something about bars that force me to be a little bit embarrassed if my drink is a pretty color. The trouble is, not being well versed in bar menus, I rarely have any idea what color my drink will be until I order it. Therefore (+) for finding a way for me to order a nice brown or neutral drink.
Worldgineer, Mar 04 2003

       I've been stuck before on what to order too, since what I like best is usually hardest to find (Yellow Chartreuse, for instance). Lately, I decided various flavors of Absolut on the rocks is a good standard, since Absolut can be found everywhere and is free of GMOs.   

       Incidentally, the color is best approximated as followed (if viewed on a Windows computer, that's what I'm using right now, but have no Pantone swatches :( just Photoshop):   

       Yellow Chartreuse: Pantone 394 CVC/C-11, Y-82/R-240, G-251, B-74/F0FB4A Green Chartreuse: Pantone 295-1 Process/C-50, Y-100/R-127, G-180, B-57/7FB439 Absolut: No Pantone/CMYK-0/RGB-255/FFFFFF   

       That would be pretty cool if I could go in a bar and ask for Pantone 295-1 Process on the rocks, with a lemon wedge.
dj_photon, Jun 29 2003

       It started with orange pop, it took over the soda world, and it might as well take over the alcoholic one too.   

rapid transit, Jun 29 2003

       Worldgineer, you pink drink drinker! Try a cosmopolitan. They go down easy, so watch out!   

       1 1/4 ounces vodka (about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
1/4 ounce Rose's lime juice (about 3/4 tablespoon)
1/4 ounce triple sec or Cointreau (about 3/4 tablespoon)
1/4 cup cranberry juice
1 cup ice cubes

       In a cocktail shaker combine all ingredients. Shake well and strain into a Martini glass.

       Garnish drink with lime.
snarfyguy, Jun 29 2003


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