A couple things…
For starters, tonight is FX’s Upfront Party in New York. Now, if you don’t know what an ‘upfront’ is, let me fill you in:
an ‘upfront’ is a meeting hosted at the start of important advertising sales periods by television network executives, attended by the press and major advertisers. It is so named because of its main purpose, to allow marketers to buy commercial airtime “up front”, or several months before the television season begins. The networks announce their fall primetime schedules, including tentative launch dates (i.e., fall or midseason) for new programming, which may be “picked up” the week before.
TLDR; Show advertisers how awesome your next year will be, convincing them to buy ad time.
What does this mean for Archer? Well, hopefully our production crew will be sleeping a little easier tonight. Keep your eyes peeled, fingers crossed, so on and so forth. (I know there is a lot of chatter on twitter at the moment about renewals, but as of right now, that is not official.)
Next on the list: alcohol. That’s why you opened this thread to begin with, and I don’t like wasting your time (not true).
FOOD: 0 (sorry food)
Also known as a Shandygaff, is basically just a beer that has been diluted with something sweeter, usually some kind of juice, or citrusy soda. They have a super low alcohol content (obviously), thus, are used by some, as morning encore to follow a long night of heavier drinking. But I wouldn’t know any thing about that… of coarse…
Since the definition is so broad, there is a lot you can do with a shandy, to suit your own tastes.
For instance, shandys are typically made with light beers and citrus, so you could mix
- Hoegaarden/Blue Moon + Orange Juice
- Corona + Sprite
OR, the way Pam likely makes em:
- PBR Tallboy (take a couple gulps first)
- Ginger Ale/Ginger Beer (pour soda into PBR can)
- Brown paper bag
Great summer time drink. Some companies even have a line of seasonal shandys (ex Lienenkugel’s Summer Shandy)
Next on the list,
This drink is named after a widespread, American trolling spree. Not kidding. Check it out:
1874, people in New York, Pennsylvania, and elsewhere in the United States would start a conversation with “Have you seen Tom Collins?” After the listener predictably reacts by explaining that they did not know a Tom Collins, the speaker would assert that Tom Collins was talking about the listener to others and that Tom Collins was “just around the corner”, “in a [local] bar,” or somewhere else near…In The Great Tom Collins hoax of 1874 as it became known, the speaker would encourage the listener to act foolishly by reacting to patent nonsense that the hoaxer deliberately presents as reality. In particular, the speaker desired the listener to become agitated at the idea of someone talking about them to others such that the listener would rush off to find the purportedly nearby Tom Collins. …several newspapers propagated the very successful practical joke by printing stories containing false sightings of Tom Collins. The 1874 hoax quickly gained such notoriety that several 1874 music hall songs memorialized the event (copies of which now are in the U.S. Library of Congress).
TIL Tom Collins > Rick Astley
Now while the actual origin of recipe is unknown, the first known publishing was in the 1876 edition of Jerry Thomas’ “The Bartender’s Guide”. Since New York based Thomas would have known about the wide spread hoax, the event is the most plausible source of the name for the Tom Collins cocktail.
and here it is:
2 oz. dry gin
- 2 oz. lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon simple syrup
- soda water
- slice of lemon
- 1 maraschino cherry
Fill highball glass with ice. Add gin, lemon juice and syrup. Top up with soda water and stir well. Serve with lemon slice, cherry and a straw.
Try not to drown it.