Unless you’re a total mouth-breather, you’re eagerly anticipating October 27, when most of everyone will go as MIA as Barb. I, with zero restraint or respect for responsibility, will be one of those who are blissfully binge-watching the entire second season of Stranger Things. If you won’t be hiding out in your living room all weekend long, I commend you for your self-control. But if you are, be sure to follow these 5 rules for the perfect binge-watching party:
- Unbox your Christmas lights.
- Grab a small group of friends who share your fandom.
- Find your inner AV-Club nerd and get your TV settings just right.
- Set out Snack Packs.
- Make these perfectly strange drinks–they’re delicious. Trust me. Friends don’t lie.
She’s Our Friend and She’s Crazy
2 oz Maker’s Mark 46
1 oz Fresh OJ
1/2 oz Pure Maple Syrup
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
1 Toasted Mini Eggo Waffle
In a shaker, pour bourbon, orange juice, maple syrup and bitters. Add ice. Shake vigorously and strain into a chilled rocks glass. Garnish with a toasted Mini Eggo.
The Demogorgon—It Got Me.
- 1 oz Palms Spiced Rum
- 1 Blood Orange, juiced
- ½ oz Fresh Lime Juice
- 1 tsp Agave
- Orchid for garnish, optional
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously and strain over fresh ice in a rocks glass. Garnish with an orchid or slice of blood orange.
What About Barb?
Pour all ingredients into a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously then strain into a rocks glass or small milk carton.
The Upside Down
- ¼ oz Lime Juice
- Ginger Beer
- 2 oz Malibu Black Rum
- Lime Wedge
Fill glass with ice. Add lime juice then fill ¾ of the glass with ginger beer. Top with Malibu Black Rum. Garnish with lime wedge.
- 1 1/2 oz Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
- 3/4 oz Ciroc French Vanilla Vodka
- Whipped Cream
- Chocolate Syrup
In a shaker, shake chocolate liqueur and vanilla vodka with ice and strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with whipped cream, chocolate syrup and mini M&Ms.
Mary Small, Digital Marketing Specialist & Battler of Demogorgons