One must always be drunk.

What a Night. Never before did we get as many people dancing and being utterly uncool on our Zoom Channel as yesterday. You crazy people made us go for an almost 6h set. – This is a record that won’t be broken in a long time I guess, or I’ll be broken.

So here we are. The days are getting shorter, the weather’s getting colder, and the infection rates are getting higher. More and more restrictions and lockdowns are popping up. Many of us are stuck at home again, but at least we see we are still going strong. One question remains:

What do with Halloween?

We obviously can’t meet up in person at a costume party, the good bars are closed etc. Since we wanna go all festive anyway, we’ll tag along with our friend Sami’s excellent idea to at least run a big and stylish online event, promoting the streamers on our discord server over at Ghost City. We asked ourselves what we could do to make a meaningful contribution to this enterprise? Obviously we would:

Help people pretend their alcoholism is a real hobby.

With the help of our south german comrade Barbz Black we tested and optimised four cocktail recipes. These drinks seem really sophisticated yet are really easy to make. Start cooking your own syrups and you will soon find that your alcoholism suddenly looks like a real hobby to friends and family.

We offer you four drinks, three orbiting the freshness of apple cider and one that sort of stands alone in screen of smoke.

In all four recipes we are using syrups. You should make them yourself. It’s easy. Making them works like this: mix equal parts sugar and water and let it simmer at low temperatures for at least 20min with a flavour of your choice. Here are the syrups we made last week:

Syrup.

Cinnamon Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
4-5 cinnamon sticks

Apple Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
1 small apple, finely chopped.

Pear Syrup:
300g Raw Cane Sugar
300g Water
1 small pear, finely chopped.

Put ingredients in small pan.
Simmer for at least 20 min.
Rinse through sieve in a bottle.
Adding a sip of vodka might extend shelf life.
You get the idea, right?

Kpt Joylove and Barbz Black discussing the future of intoxication in the park. Photo by X, the Witch.
Kpt Joylove and Barbz Black discussing the future of intoxication in the park. Photo by X, the Witch.

Come drink with us.

So now that we know what we are talking about, here is the Quarantini Vault with our first four sexy recipes deliciously performed by Barbz Black. Check out these recipes below.

Not from the West.

3cl Dark Rum – We used Pampero Aniversario
3cl Vermut Rojo – We went for for Lustau’s delicious offering
1cl Cinnamon Syrup – you can get some in the store, but we made ours ourselves
Cider to top up.

Without further ado, watch Barbz Black perform this:


Not from the East.

3cl Kentucky Bourbon – We went for Maker’s Mark
3cl Vermut Rojo – there is a lot of vermouth around but Lustau is making ours.
1cl Apple Syrup – Scroll up to see how to make it.
Cider to top up.

Action speaks louder than words; watch Barbz Black perform this:


From no expected house

3cl Grand Marnier – We could go for a different Cognac or the like and perhaps sweeten with a syrup, but let’s face the rounded sweetness of Grand Marnier – enjoy, it’s brilliant – and refrain from trying to reinvent the wheel.
3cl Vermut Rojo – there is a lot of vermouth around but Lustau is making ours.
Cider to top up.

Watch Barbz Black carefully when when she performs this drink:


Enough of because!

3cl Bourbon – Seriously, a Rye will do too. But Bourbon is cheap and abundant. We went for Maker’s Mark.
3cl Vermut Rojo – You know we really like Lustau.
1cl Grade A dark Maple Syrup
Cinnamon and Cloves
Fire
Orange Zest

If you have no idea how to use a blowtorch, ask an adult for help. Again, watch Barbz Black so you may do this as elegantly:

We hope to see you on Saturday at our Halloween Party. More info on that throughout the week.

Until then,

Kpt. Joylove and the Witch.