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Team Voltron themed drinks!

In light of season 3 releasing soon and planning a viewing party with some of my friends, I recently started thinking about making themed drinks after certain characters and what-not (seeing as I’m the designated bartender of my friend group lol). There’s obviously TONS of different drinks you can make to fit a character, but I took a bit of liberty to fantasize what drinks I’d love to make (had I the time and money); these aren’t arbitrary choices either. I primarily chose drinks that I thought reflected certain character aspects, so I’ve included a small analysis along with each drink choice.

note: for practical reasons (like if ppl actually wanted to make themed drinks) I’ve included both a simplified mixed drink alternative (which, let’s be real, that’s what I’m actually making) AND a non-alcoholic alternative (which are super basic im sorry but it’s the best i could do)

Let’s get mixing!


Shiro – “Boulevardier”

This is one of the few drinks I chose based more on personality than appearance. Most purple cocktails just didn’t quite ring true for Shiro’s full-bodied character, so I went with my gut feeling and started browsing some bourbon based drinks. After going through a few classic recipes, I settled on a Boulevardier. What it contains:

  • 1.5 oz Bourbon
  • ¾ oz Sweet vermouth
  • ¾ oz Campari
  • Orange or cherry as a garnish
  • Served over ice optional

Shiro, as a character, radiates a sense of maturity and warmth. He is kind and caring, but knows when to take charge of his team and push harder. The subtle sweet undertones in bourbon and the warmth of dark liquor, I feel, reflect these aspects of his character very well. Sweet vermouth, like bourbon, has those husky, herbal undertones; it’s basically a wine spiked with brandy and slightly sweetened. Campari is a liqueur made from infused herbs and fruit, a sweet and spicy flavor. This is, in essence, a darker drink, and one that is probably an acquired taste; aka, this is not a beginner or casual drink. It’s a drink I think is well suited to our beloved enigmatic leader, the Head of Voltron, pilot of the Black Lion. It has warmth and depth, a complexity of flavors that matches Shiro’s nuances in character.

Practical party alternative: any type of whiskey and coke (though I still recommend bourbon, it tastes better imo); you can also do a spiced rum and coke if you’re not a whiskey person.

Non-alcoholic alternative: honestly? cherry coke or like…diet coke with lime strike me as very Shiro for some reason lol.

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sineadfay  asked:

If you work in food and someone asks for diet soda or alternative milk or bread, PLEASE be careful and give them what they ask for! It could mean life or death! Or the person could be seriously ill. I'm lactose intolerant and i have family who are diabetic and I'm SO careful. I changed 3 drinks because my coworker forgot which soda was diet. I explained this to her and she understands now but it's really serious guys. Don't risk someone's health like that.

@rairix (Tumblr’s not letting me tag youu-)

Sure sure!

125g (4oz.) Butter
¾ cup sugar
2 eggs
3 medium bananas
2 cups self-raising flour
pinch salt
½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 tablespoons milk

Cream butter and sugar until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time; beat well after each addition. Peel and mash bananas, measure 1 cup, add to creamed mixture, mix well. Fold in the sifted flour, salt and soda alternately with the milk.

Spoon mixture evenly into two greased and greased-paper-lined 18 cm (7in.) sandwich tins. Bake in moderate oven 25 to 30 minutes.

When cold, fill with whipped cream, dust top with sifted icing sugar.



THINGS I’VE OBSERVED-

I don’t measure 1 cup of bananas unless I think there’s dramatically less banana than usual, so mash 3 and throw it in- mashing or turning it into some kind of banana mush with a blender is fine too but I think the texture is better when it’s mashed.

I also don’t put it in 2 separate tins.. I think that’s all up to serving preferences, most of the time I have the banana cake plain, because it’s so good :D

anonymous asked:

Do German people drink tea? What's more popular coffee or tea? What's the most popular alcohol? I'm planning a trip. Thanks for all the info!

Yes, we drink tea - the North is the most obsessed with it and statistically consumes more tea than the Brits. :) Fun fact: Sometimes on cold winter days, rum is added to milky tea along the stormy coastlines - old seafarer’s custom to keep people warm. Tea tag here. Overall, coffee is more popular, though. Most Germans drink coffee in the morning and possibly again in the afternoon with cake (”Kaffee und Kuchen”, click). We also consume the most fruit juice in the world and prefer sparkling mineral water to plain water. Many people combine juice with sparkling water - a healthier alternative to soda (which isn’t as commonly drunk as in some countries even though there are many brands). Most popular alcohol is beer and wine, followed by champagne (”Sekt”), assorted spirits, and cocktails. After a large feast, people may chase the food with a digestive (”Schnapps”). Also read this random person’s page on Germans and beverages:

http://countryskipper.com/2012/04/15/popular-drinks-in-germany/

excalibelle  asked:

lol i had to face the most hilariously ridiculous show of fatphobia ive ever personally seen before the other day, its so bad i can't help laughing tbh. I went to a new dr who specialized in checking things other drs generally dont to find underlying causes for mental and digestive issues which aren't responding to usual treatment. And so the nurse took vitals that most drs dont usually bother with, like blood sugar and even the acidity of my saliva.

And I told her my saliva would be unusually acidic because i just finished a soda literally minutes before, and she immediately got all hostile and aggressive and was like “soda is so bad for you though, look how acidic your saliva is??? You’re like right on the verge of diabetes (she had not checked anything at this point which indicated that either way, not even blood sugar yet), maybe try having a salad next time.”

Like yes barbara great idea next time I’m thirsty I’ll just DRINK A MOTHERFUCKING SALAD. lmao i was so pissed but i also just cant help laughing because its so fucking ridiculous to me that i drink ONE FUCKING SODA and she loses her shit snd suggests salad as an alternative to soda. Like ? If she had said “water” or “herbal tea” it’d be one thing but ? You dont trade a soda for salad ?? You dont drink a salad ??????? But i just had to share bc its so amusing to me lol

This ask was so funny to me that I seriously had to get a soda and tell my mom about this. And she laughed her ass off and said she bets that doctor smoked a cigarette after this conversation because that’s what happens every time she gets a health lecture from a doctor.

I honestly want to give a response to this but all I can do is laugh because oh god this is funny.

Thank you for sharing this!

-Mod Bella