Physics Cocktails

Whilst reading through the last posts on one of my favorite blogs (Cocktail Party Physics) and helplessly spending time there instead of on a little project of mine I found these Physics Cocktails. While I haven’t tried a single on of them yet, it has been quite interesting (and funny ;-)) to read through them – just for the sake of it, you know?

And as normally there’s no capital punishment on sharing recipes, I’ve went ahead and copied them shamelessly over here for you to appreciate. I sure hope Jennifer doesn’t mind.

If there’s a brave, who has or plans to try one of the cocktails, I’d be glad to read his comment.

  • Listening to the Drums of Feynman
    The perfect nightcap after a long day struggling with QED equations.
    1 oz dark rum
    1/2 oz light rum
    1 oz Tia Maria
    2 oz light cream
    Crushed ice
    1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
    In a shaker half-filled with ice, combine the dark and light rum, Tia Maria, and cream. Shake well. Strain into an old fashioned glass almost filled with crushed ice. Dust with the nutmeg, and serve. Bongos optional.
  • Combustible Edison
    Electrify your friends with amazing pyrotechnics!
    2 oz brandy
    1 oz Campari
    1 oz fresh lemon juice
    Combine Campari and lemon juice in shaker filled with cracked ice. Shake and strain into chilled cocktail glass. Heat brandy in chafing dish, then ignite and pour into glass. Cocktail Go BOOM! Plus, Fire = Pretty!
  • Hiroshima Bomber
    Dr. Strangelove’s drink of choice.
    3/4 Triple sec
    1/4 oz Bailey’s Irish Cream
    2-3 drops Grenadine
    Fill shot glass 3/4 with Triple Sec. Layer Bailey’s on top. Drop Grenadine in center of shot; it should billow up like a mushroom cloud. Remember to “duck and cover.”
  • Mad Scientist
    Any mad scientist will tell you that flames make drinking more fun. What good is science if no one gets hurt?
    1 oz Midori melon liqueur
    1-1/2 oz sour mix
    1 splash soda water
    151 proof rum
    Mix melon liqueur, sour mix and soda water with ice in shaker. Shake and strain into martini glass. Top with rum and ignite. Try to take over the world.
  • Laser Beam
    Warning: may result in amplified stimulated emission.
    1 oz Southern Comfort
    1/2 oz Amaretto
    1/2 oz sloe gin
    1/2 oz vodka
    1/2 oz Triple sec
    7 oz orange juice
    Combine all liquor in a full glass of ice. Shake well. Garnish with orange and cherry. Serve to attractive target of choice.
  • Quantum Theory
    Guaranteed to collapse your wave function:
    3/4 oz Rum
    1/2 oz Strega
    1/4 oz Grand Marnier
    2 oz Pineapple juice
    Fill with Sweet and sour
    Pour rum, strega and Grand Marnier into a collins glass. Add pineapple and fill with sweet and sour. Sip until all the day’s super-positioned states disappear.
  • The Black Hole
    So called because after one of these, you have already passed the event horizon of inebriation.
    1 oz. Kahlua
    1 oz. vodka
    .5 oz. Cointreau or Triple Sec
    .5 oz. dark rum
    .5 oz. Amaretto
    Pour into an old-fashioned glass over (scant) ice. Stir gently. Watch time slow.

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