Friday, April 28, 2006

Friday Cocktail: Caipirinha

Caipirinha - Learn how to prepare caipirinha.

Just had the best Caipirinha Tuesday evening at Samba Sushi before the Winton Marsalis concernt. So, thought I should share:
1 lime
1 tbsp sugar (or simple syrup)
2oz cachaca (Brazillian Rum)
Cut lime into about 8 wedges, place in rocks or old fashioned glass and muddle with the sugar/simple syrup. Add ice and cachaca and stir. Cachaca is becoming more and more popular, so you shouldn't have trouble finding it. Mr. Martini from behind the bar show (check out his podcast) recommends Agua Luca. Agua Luca had a really nice website with some wonderful sounding recipes and some cool songs you can download.


Thursday, April 27, 2006

YouTube - "STOP THE MADNESS" (1985, 1986) anti-drug music video

YouTube - "STOP THE MADNESS" (1985, 1986) anti-drug music video
While looking for something appropriately fun for Leanimal's birthday, I stumbled across this. Well, it was on boingboing, but at any rate check it out. Starts slow, but wait for the Aaaahnold cameo

Monday, April 24, 2006

Rolling Stone : The Worst President in History?

Rolling Stone : The Worst President in History?

The poll of 415 historians was taken "before the debacles over Hurricane Katrina, Bush's role in the Valerie Plame leak affair and the deterioration of the situation in Iraq." Of course, people don't listen to historians when voting.

Via Waxy

Friday, April 21, 2006

Friday Cocktail - French Martini

ATOMIC Magazine: The Essential Guide to the Retro Revival

Work is picking up which is great, but seriously cutting into blogging time ;-) We've had guests on and off for the last 3 weeks, so home blogging has been out of the question. I'll find a new groove soon. I did want to share the French martini because we had them Wednesday night at Jazis, Jazz bar and they were fantastic, not too sweet, very tasty. Not sure if this is the exact recipe, might have to tinker a little.
1.25oz vodka
.5oz Chambord
1oz Pineapple Juice
Shake vigorously with Ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with a lemon twist. The finished cocktail should have a nice froth to the top.


Friday, April 07, 2006

Cocktail of the Week - Sunburn

Sunburn Cocktail Recipe | In The Spirit

In honor of my first south Florida sunburn. This is bound to be more pleasant:
1oz tequila
1oz triple sec
2.5oz cranberry juice

Shake with ice and strain into a cocktail glass. I'll probably cut back on the triple sec and vary the cranberry juice to taste.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Processing 1.0 (BETA): Data driven Art

Processing 1.0 (BETA)

Processing is an open source programming language and environment for people who want to program images, animation, and sound. It is used by students, artists, designers, architects, researchers, and hobbyists for learning, prototyping, and production. It is created to teach fundamentals of computer programming within a visual context and to serve as a software sketchbook and professional production tool. Processing is developed by artists and designers as an alternative to proprietary software tools in the same domain.

I'll have to play around with this sometime. PingMag has an interview with the head of the group.