We celebrated our good fortune yesterday by watching several episodes of the first season and mixing cocktails inspired by TNG characters. Below, our recipes for the first in a sure-to-be-ongoing series: Star Trek: The Next Generation: The Drinks.
First up: the Tasha Yar, the Deanna Troi, and the Worf.
The Tasha Yar. "You can dress it up all you want, but it's bitter and it'll kick you in the head."
Mix liberal amounts of vodka, gin, cassis, and oj in a shaker, with ice. Squeeze in a lime and drop a couple of raspberries in for luck. Shake vigorously. Pour yourself a generous helping and top it off with some more raspberries.
The Deanna Troi. "Transparent and makes you want to kill yourself."
Pour yourself a shot of vodka. Drink it quickly.
The Worf: "Bumpy, grumpy and mean."
Pour a glug of whiskey and a shot of Coke over ice and top off with a liberal dusting of chili powder, paprika and a cinnamon stick. Jared's sentiments (after several Yars and one Troi): "it worries me that this doesn't taste worse."