Dear Drinkers. It is July the Tenth. Which means something, here at The Pony Keg.
You see; once upon a time, it was 2011.
We hadn’t yet recovered from the Housing Market Crash, I’d recently been accepted back into college to finish my degree, and for MONTHS, I’d had friends ( @askcharliefoxtrot ) telling me about a cartoon I needed to watch, about magic, and friendship, and colorful cartoon horses.
I’d resisted. I’d derided. And then I watched it, and, well, I was boned.
July the Tenth, Two Thousand and Eleven. Inspired by blogs such as the brilliant, but sadly gone Ask Pinkamena Diane Pie, and @asklilmissrarity , I took to Tumblr, and I created Rusty Nail. I created The Pony Keg. I created the Everfree Distillery. I created the Four Left Hooves Brewery.
And I created, what I’d later learn, was the third OC Pony to ever be Ask-Blogged on Tumblr. Only a scant three months after the first Tumblrpon blog ever, Ask Apple Bloom. (Thanks go to @fishermod for the data)
Dear Drinkers. Ladies and Gentlemen. Genders of all Spectrums.
Welcome to The Pony Keg’s Five Year Anniversary.
I cannot even begin to count, or name, or thank all of the brilliant people who have left their mark on me, and my blog, over the years. @askcharliefoxtrot deserves deep thanks. @askmerriauthor , for drawing their dumb horse dating my dumb horse, and, inadvertently, leading me to start the recipes, rather than screw up their storyline. Thank you for that; its been one of the best things to happen to this blog. @asksweetcream , You relentless flirt. You were one of the ones to really help shape Rusty’s personality from a booze-horse, into what he is today. @askpenwright , and @jumped-out-pinkieanswers , for helping me realize that my blog didn’t have to be RP, or art. That my blog could be whatever, and however I wanted to interact with the community. @egophiliac and @ask-wiggles for being continual, relentless inspirations to do better, to be better, and to never be satisfied with what it is that I am doing; to strive, as a creator, to be better.
And @technomod . My significant other for nearly three years now (We’re comin’ up on October.~) Met me because of this blog. You have. You have done so very much, to keep me, to help me, to guide me. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you.
And so, Dear Drinkers, I present to you The Pony Keg’s Five Year Anniversary Honoring! Today’s honoree has had a rough go of it. Hungry. Lonely. Flea Bitten. Lost at Sea. Nearly drowned. And now, stranded somewhere that French is, in fact, the Lingua Franca. It’s a good thing that artistic talent is coin wherever you travel, and our poor little misfit has that in droves. The other thing they have in abundance is a far, far rarer coin, and one that will pay their way to whatever end the eventually reach.
They have had it ROUGH. Life has been shitting on them from just about each and every direction it can, and, well, even if they’re too young for it yet, I figured they deserved something good, to match their relentless and boundless drive to survive.
Buckle in for this one, folks; occasionally, I get to make a recipe that makes me happy, even if it’s not going to be practical. And Crayon, dang, you get a good one.
A Crayon (The Homeless Artist) Ingredients:
Lime Juice (A LOT of Lime Juice.)
Bottled tonic water
A Knife (You’ll want a sharp, thin one, like a paring knife, or a scaling knife)
Food Coloring in each of the ROYGBIV colors.
One Verbena Blossom
An ice cube tray. A Hammer. A Medical Grade Liquid Nitrogen Aerosol Sprayer. Liquid Nitrogen.
Making a Crayon (The Homeless Artist).
Put Gin and Tonic Water into glass in a 2 parts Gin to 3 parts Tonic Water mixture
Cut end off Lemon.
Hollow out Lemon.
Fill Ice Cube tray with Lime Juice..
Put two to four drops of food coloring into each of the cube-sockets. Mix into Lime Juice. Create ROYGBIV Lime Juice. One color per socket.
Freeze Lime Juice.
Remove colored Lime Cubes.
Smash with hammer, creating shards of ice.
Place end of Nitrogen Sprayer at bottom of glass, and pull sprayer back upwards, spraying into drink. If done correctly, you have just made a Gin And Tonic Slush.
This creates a very traditional Gin and Tonic, using the two most common garnishes for the drink in exceptionally novel ways; one as an ice-decoration, one as the container from which you consume the concoction. It’s an unusual twist on what should be an expected experience. Much like our honoree. Also, the sheer quantity of citrus in this should probably help poor Crayon stave off Rickets.
You may want to meander over to http://drambuieandscotch.tumblr.com/
. You might find a newly created Mod-Blog I was peer-pressured into
creating after five years without one. Do not expect deep truths.
Expect snark and cat-videos.
Keep sending in suggestions as to who you’d like to see made into a drink, and Stay Thirsty, Dear Drinkers!