Saturday, August 10, 2013

Who's Ready for a Drink - The Sonic Screwdriver

Jack: [incredulously] Who has a sonic screwdriver?

The Doctor: I do!

Jack: Who looks at a screwdriver and thinks, 'Ooo, this could be a little more sonic?

The Doctor: What, you've never been bored? Never had a long night? Never had a lot of cabinets to put up?
Let's just say it's someones birthday this weekend.  No, I'm not going to say which birthday it is,  but compared to a 900 year old Time Lord from Gallifrey, I'm positively jail bait.

Books and games were purchased, a few local friends will gather and food will be prepared.  Maybe a cabinet will go up before I have to go back on duty.  Until then it's COCKTAIL HOUR!

I present to you the, not original but ever so pretty, SONIC SCREWDRIVER.
Put a  shot of  ultra chilled Grey Goose in the bottom of a small glass (a low ball glass would work best, but my bar supplies at the crash pad are limited).

Fill a shot class with Blue Cuyacao and carefully set down into the Vodka.

Fill around the edges with citrus soda or orange flavored sparking water (just until it gets to the top of the shot glass).    Drink.

A couple of these and I think I'll be able to time travel in other than a 1 to 1 ratio.


  1. Sounds interesting . . . may have to make a store run! :) Best wishes to who ever and which ever gender is having their birthday. By in large, we all have way to few . . . Enjoy!!


  2. Happy birthday! (And by the way, that whole 'regeneration' thing is sounding better and better all the time, isn't it?)

  3. Happy Birthday Brigid, and many many more.

  4. I'm channeling Jimmy Buffet and Marina McBride here in congratulating you on surviving another trip around the sun!

  5. Brigid,

    This week it is my eldest son's birthday, and my younger son who came to us through adoption shares my own birthday this week. (We always joke that we were matched as mother and son simply because we share the same birthday because "that must be how they match kids to parents now") It's great to hear you share this birth week also.
    I hope you have the very best birthday. I don't drink because it gives me terrible heartburn, so you will have to have one more sonic screwdriver later in the week, for me !

  6. Happy Birthday! I might have to try one of those! Many happy returns!

  7. Instead of the Blue Cuyacao try some Romulan Ale.

    It's a Con drink I used to make way back when and the bet was $100 to anyone who could drink 2 80 oz glasses in 30 minutes and not pass out.

    Never paid out in 5 years of Cons.

  8. Happy Brigid,hope you had a little single malt as well.

  9. Isn't that illegal in the Federation?
    Happy Birthday!


    I'd go for the more traditional Phillips Screwdriver...
    Vodka, orange juice and milk of magnesia!

  10. *****HaPpY BiRthDaY*****

    You do realize I have to finish the Emergency Margaritas in my CamelBak before I can try the Sonic Scredriver...

  11. Thank you everyone! I'd say I'd save you some birthday cake, but that's not likely to happen!

    I never liked hard liquor until I was well into adulthood. Other than beer, my adventures in liquor were putting Vodka into a Jack in the Box milkshake at a college party with a bunch of science and engineering majors which was NOT the best idea (especially when you have liquid nitrogen to play with later) and some yuppie concoction which a date tried to get me to drink too many of and I puked all over the inside of his new Porshe.

    No, I'm more of a beer on the front porch after playing in the garage all day, single malt in front of the fire kind of girl. But this drink was actually pretty good, very light and not too fruity and everyone enjoyed it.

  12. Happy Birthday, my dear, and many more!


  13. That sounds about as bad for you as the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster a friend and I found a decade or more ago.

    Ordered by the shot at a bar, it was a $10 glass of evil green liquid hurt.

  14. A bonnie lass of my acquaintance whispered to me that it was your birthday this weekend Brigid. May your friends be true and your happiness vast.

    Happy Birthday Dear Lady.

  15. Happy Birthday!
    I myself hit 6 0 in a week.
    I program sonic welders at work sometimes.
    Mounted on robots (not Daleks).
    Not as intoxicating.

  16. Happy birthday, youngster! (and that scene with the Doctor and Captain Jack was awesome).

  17. Hello headache :-) And Hippo Birdie to ewe and many more!!!

  18. Happy Whatever You Age You Want To Be Birthday, - those are allowed after mumble-mumble-decades go by. Hope you have a fun and mischievous day!

  19. Happy Birthday Sweet Young Thing!

  20. Hope I am not too late to wish you a happy Birthday, Brigid!


  21. Happy belated birthday to one of the best people I know!

  22. Thank you everyone!! It was a great birthday. Lunch was at place of my choosing, an Amish/Southern fusion buffet is as best I can describe it, in So Ind. with the best fried chicken I'd ever eaten). Then catching up with friends, board games, a Bones/NCIS marathon and playing with Barkley. (I'll have a photo or two later). There were gifts, but it was the company that made it special, including someone who brought a giant fuzzy ball with a squeeker for Barkley (which he de-squeeked in about 10 minutes) Tomorrow, even better, girls day out with Tam and the Mongolian hoards and a couple wood/tool places.

    You all made the day extra special (and Murphy in AZ, so sorry, I zapped your comment by mistake, yes, the Bushmills is MUCH better, but it was fun to make and worth a grin one time).

    Love - Brigid

  23. Did you get a Delorean like Adam The Woo?

    Ours is in the mail. The Lego Builder at our house has surgery in the morning, and the set should arrive about the time he heads home at the end of the week.

    I check Adam's channel daily. When we lived in Florida, we were only an hour drive from most of his abandoned sites. It is eerie how many tourist attractions and hotels simply gave up about 6-7 years ago.

  24. Hey there! Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you had a great one!


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