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Note from the Moderator. [19 May 2009|01:47am]

[ mood | annoyed ]

Being the twenty-something fogey I am, I am now having to revisit these communities I built in my teens to engage in an epic battle of good vs. evil. Read: epic battle of person vs. bot.

In an effort to curb the influx of spam in my communities (thanks new management, a fine job you're doing) membership in all of my communties is now moderated. Requests for membership will be evaluated based on a simple review of your journal. I will only reject membership if I suspect a bot (i.e. few friends, many communities, recent journal).

If you feel I have made this judgment in error, you may feel free to appeal but may not receive the answer you want. I am in the habit of reporting blatantly obvious bots and spam monkies, so retaliation won't get you far. Sorry.

This information will be posted in the userinfo for further reference. Feel free to post your questions and concerns, I will try my best to address them. But please understand that I'm old now and have seen more invested days.

Cross-posted like a mother. I reckon I'm spamming myself then.

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[05 Apr 2009|12:46pm]

[ mood | bright ]

fruit fast as of now :] untill whenever it drives me insane
hopefully more than a week from now

wish me luck

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My Favorite Mixed Drinks [17 Feb 2009|11:06am]

[ mood | crazy ]

Here are my top three favorite mixed drinks which I learned from seating all night at the bar stools talking to some of my bartender friends at my favorite hangout place. It's fun to know what your drink is made of. And it's even cool if you know how to make one mix or two. I guess this is one way of getting extra attention when it comes to parties and stuff.

Anyways, here's a set of some wicked drinks and their ingredients. Try it!

Red Death


1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Triple Sec
1/2 oz Amaretto
1/2 oz Southern Comfort
1/2 oz Sloe Gin
fill with orange juice
top with splash of Sambuca
ice rocks
Servings: 1
Glass     Any
Kick: Regular

Jello Shooters


1 small box jello
1/3 c Bacardi rum


Follow the directions for 1 small box of Cherry Jell-O and use the method for quick cooling. That is, rather than 1 cup of water, use 6 ice cubes and let them totally melt. Add 1/3 cup Bacardi 151 Rum. Spray thirteen 2 ounce plastic cups with Pam

Servings: 1
Kick: Regular

Deep Pearl Diver


1/2 oz Vodka
1/2 Melon Liqueur
1/2 Coconut Rum
fill cream

Sex On The Beach (1st)


1 oz Vodka
1 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz raspberry mix
2/3 orange juice
1/3 cranberry juice

Instructions: ice rocks


Ingredients     1 ounce dark rum
1 ounce light rum
1/2 ounce Galliano
2 ounces passion fruit syrup
1/2 ounce orange juice
1 splash Rose's lime juice
1 splash Pineapple juice
Instructions     Fill a mixing glass with cracked ice. Add rum, galliano, passion fruit syrup, and orange juice. Shake and strain into highball or collins glass filled with ice cubes. Top with a splash of Rose's lime juice and a splash of pineapple juice.

Xtra tip: Use a highball glass

There you go! Cheers!

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Small Soda Company Needs Help! [07 Jan 2009|09:30pm]

Hey alllllll! [Mods, if this is inappropriate, please feel free to delete it, and I apologize in advance. ^^;]

I'm an intern for a small beverage company, High Voltage Beverage Company, who produces VOLT energy soda, and VOLT energy drinks. The company is in the process of reinventing their brand, and they want to involve the consumer in this process. :)

As an intern at High Voltage, I've created a fan page on Facebook where consumers can go, learn about the products, and get involved in the new image of VOLT.

That page is located at:


What you will find on there is information about the brand, official VOLT videos, promotional images, as well as interactive items such as fan submitted photos/videos, a survey on the new bottling options for VOLT energy soda, and if you become a "fan", you can email us with your address and we will send you a free product sample.


P.S. If you see this multiple times, I apologize, I'm X-Posting in a few places.

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[31 Aug 2008|02:25am]

I hope someone from this community can help me.

The last time I went to a bar, we asked the waitress for drink recommendations. She gave us what she called a "Jamaican Lizard" and told us it had seven different kinds of liquor in it. I still don't know what was in it, and I cant seem to find a recipe anywhere on the internet.

Has anyone heard of this drink or know whats in it?

Thanks so much!

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japanese eel drink [29 Jul 2008|11:02pm]


Canned drinks called 'Unagi Nobori' ('Surging Eel') made by Japan Tobacco Inc. hit the Japan's stores this month just ahead of Japan's annual eel-eating season. 
The price? 140 Yen (US$1.30) a pop. The fizzy, yellow drink contains extracts from the head and bones of eel and five vitamins — A, B1, B2, D and E — contained in the fish.  (AP PHOTO/Katsumo Kasahara)

Eel drink goes on sale for Japan's hot summer 
TOKYO - It's the hottest season of the year in Japan, and that means it's eel season. So, bottom's up! A canned drink called "Unagi Nobori," or "Surging Eel," made by Japan Tobacco Inc., hit the nation's stores this month just ahead of Japan's annual eel-eating season, company spokesman Kazunori Hayashi said Monday.

"It's mainly for men who are exhausted by the summer's heat," Hayashi said of the beverage, believed to be the first mass-produced eel drink in Japan. Many Japanese believe eating eel boosts stamina in hot weather.

The Japanese particularly like to eat eel on traditional eel days, which fall on July 24 and Aug. 5 this year. Demand for eel is so high that Japan has been hit by scores of eel fraud cases, including a recent high-profile incident in which a government ministry publicly scolded two companies for mislabeling eel imported from China as being domestically grown. The eel involved in recent scandals was prepared in a popular "kaba-yaki" style, in which it is broiled and covered with a sweet sauce. The $1.30 drink costs about one-tenth as much as broiled eel, but has a similar flavor. Eel extract is also used in cookies and pies made in Japan's biggest eel producing town, Hamamatsu.




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A disctinct lack of posting... [07 Jul 2008|02:10pm]

I certainly hope this community isn't dead.
Anyways, on to business. I was on a road trip with friends this weekend and we stopped by a few gas stations on the way. I sampled something that looked perfect, an "A&W Root Beer Float in a Bottle". It was a glass bottle with a twist-off cap that went for about $2, and suggested all the experiences of a root beer float. I'll say it here, I'm a fan of floats, especially when they're thoroughly blended and stuff, but this one... I think it may have expired. It tasted really sour and unpleasant. Has anybody else tried it? Was it truly expired, or is this the norm? I hope it was just expired, though, since it sounds like a good idea. Anyways, that's all from me. Ciao.

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O.o whut? [30 Nov 2007|01:19am]

This... intrigues me.
For fans of Mountain Dew, obviously. I must know more!
Anybody wanna play around with it?

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Recommended: Martinelli's Sparkling Apple-Cranberry Cider [19 Nov 2007|06:03pm]

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Martinelli's Sparkling Apple-Cranberry Cider: "Highly sparkling and non-alcoholic version of Martinelli's original champagne cider of the 1860's. It is the ideal festive 100% juice for the whole family, perfect for all champagne occasions." http://www.martinellis.com

I tried it recently and like it a lot. I also bought a bottle of their original "champagne" cider but have yet to open it. These are low-price yet high-effect in terms of festive non-alcoholic beverages that just look nice in a champagne glass.

Crossposted to ethnic_cuisines

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beverage recipe! [01 Nov 2007|11:10pm]

[ mood | bouncy ]

1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup 100% pomegranate/blue berry juice (tropicana makes it for 3.79)
1 Tazo Grey Earl w/ Bergmot tea bag
1 tbsp of brown granulated sugar
6 cubes of ice ice baby

Steep tea bag in hot water for 2 minutes, then remove tea bag (make sure to squeeze moisture out of said tea bag).   Mix brown sugar, 1/4 cup juice and add the 6 cubes of ice at the end.  ENJOY.

This is yum delicious and was induced by boredom whilst grilling organic lamb chops.

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Arizona - Made In Brooklyn [30 Oct 2007|02:54pm]

Sweet Tea

I've been a fan of the Arizona brand since I first tried their Mandarin and Plum teas so whenever I see a new flavor, I MUST try it. I had Southern Sweet Tea here and there even though it seems pretty rare outside the American South? It's really just cold, sweetened black tea -- except that sugar/sweetener is added to the hot water before, during or just post brewing but always before it's chilled and served (other than the other ice tea that you sweeten yourself at the table). Apparently, just HOW you prepare the perfect Sweet Tea is subject to discussion, regional difference and personal preference. In any event, I bought this whole gallon of it to try and it's not bad, a little too sweet for my taste. I think I still prefer my Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey that comes in the same gallon size and has a non-sugar version. Arizona does make great stuff. http://drinkarizona.com/

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Absolut Vodka icons [03 Aug 2007|02:08pm]

I hope this isn't against the rules... but I'm a big fan of vodka, and I always loved the Absolut artwork in their ads, so I made some icons of it:


If you want to see the rest, check them out here and please credit
kookicon if taking! Thanks! :-)

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Drinking in Japan [16 Jul 2007|07:59am]

[ mood | groggy ]

I was fortunate enough to have a bar open at the base level of my house. Oh, by the way, I live off base in Japan. I've found that the Japanese have a way of taking two very different drinks and, by using the secrets of ancent Japanese oregami, turn them into freakishly delicious beverages. One drink that I enjoy here far too much is a drink called, "chuhi". This uses a korean originated drink called, "sochu", (which is almost like a watered down vodka with a touch of sake), and mixes it with selzer water and a touch of some kind of juice, coffee, or tea. Personally I like melon, but if you go to one of the local chuhi stands you can have your pick of more than 50 flavors and I promise you, they're all equilly delicious. What's extra funny is that when you fist get to the chuhi stand you can tell what chuhi everyone is on: The man talking to his buddies, laughing and carrying on and having fun is no further than his third. The woman in the corner with her shirt up to her armpits is between her third and fourth, and the big dude puking around the corner has already enjoyed his 6th or 7th.

Also, the Japanese are a competitive people. When our cultures started to colide in the 50's and 60's they saw that we had an alcohol that was 95 percent, (everclear), so to avoid being outdone they created a drink they call, "spiritous", which is 96 percent. Also, any respectible dive bar is going to carry a drink they call, "habusake", which is basically a heavy sake in a bottle or jar that's had a live toxic snake they call, "habu", dropped into it. The snake spits out all of it's toxic venom and, after letting it sit for a few months, the drink becomes digestible. The venom blocks the liver from processing the alcohol with the result being that the alcohol goes strait into the bloodstream. A couple shots of this and you're good to go. A couple more and you're going NO WHERE. "Where's this guy going? He's going NO WHERE!!!"

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[05 Jul 2007|08:27pm]

Dunkin Donuts has started selling Sobe Energy Cooladas. Has anyone had a chance to drink this beverage? I think this is my official drink of the summer, it reminds me of the Hi-C Ecto Cooler flavor I used to drink as a kid. It doesn't have any of the traditional taste that you would think of with an energy drink. I like it a lot.

any other opinions of it?

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Hmm, been a while... [04 Jul 2007|12:47am]

But I figured there was enough to discuss:

This is Buzz Cola, notable for being a popular soda in the Simpsons TV show. For the upcoming movie, several 7-Eleven stores across the country have converted to a "Kwik E Mart" theme and are selling these as well as cups marked "SQUISHEE" for the Slurpees. This is really the only related item they sell that I can post about, and their price averages from 89 cents to a dollar for one can or 3 for a six pack. Sure, the six pack is a better deal, but as far as sodas go, this is nothing fantastic. If I had to put my finger on it, I'd say it's a bit like both of the popular competitors, Pepsi and Coca Cola.
Really? I think it tastes like Pepsi does as you drink it, and once it goes down, it starts to feel more like Coke. Ultimately, I rate this soda as "Nothing to write home about".

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Hey! Slurpee fans! [24 Jun 2007|11:00pm]

If you like the Simpsons, then you may want to check your nearest 7-Eleven store and pick up a Slurpee! They're selling Squishee cups like in the TV series that are labeled KWIK-E-MART as well!
Though I just went for the sake of having a Slurpee. Yum!

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[06 Jun 2007|12:07am]

[ mood | awake ]

So monster has made a new line of JAVA monsters.
Delicious. I only tried the MEAN BEAN (vanilla) flavored one, but it was so yummy.
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I'm so not a fan of monsters to start with. I'll take an Amp or Full Throttle any day over a Monster, but they totally redeemed themselves with these. I can't wait to try the rest.

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Name for Champagne and Cranberry [04 Jun 2007|02:22am]

Just curious... anyone know if there is a name for Champagne mixed with cranberry juice... like a Mimosa, but with cranberry juice instead of orange juice?

Thanks !

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Cheerwine and Sun Drop [30 May 2007|03:10pm]

I was down in North Carolina and the bar my band was playing at, the bartender gave us Cheerwine and Sun Drop. Apparently they're local sodas made since 1918. Cheerwine tastes like Dr. Pepper (except I liked Cheerwine better). Sun Drop was a lot like Surge, the bartender said it was like Mountain Dew but she was wrong.

anyone from down there and drink these beverages?

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Just feeling like a good wine..... [29 May 2007|11:44am]

My drink of choice for the past few months has been wine. I really haven't been enjoying much else recently except that I have also found that I really like Cherry UV with Sprite (delicious).

Anyone else enjoy a nice glass of wine? If so, what kinds do you enjoy?

I'm just trying to broaden my horizons on wines. I love white Riesling wines, but I'm also starting to enjoy some red wines.

Opinions would be great.

thank you.

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