A big hearty Thank You goes out to the Sutherland crew for all the fun last night. We had a blast!
So, recap. We decided on bringing Skittles Jigglers and a big bottle of Fried Ice Cream to the party last night. I know we still don’t have a how to article on, well, how to make the jigglers, but we’ll get around to it eventually. For now, pretty rainbow.
Those are indeed Skittles flavors. Grape, Strawberry, Orange, Lemon, and Lime. The purple color didn’t come through as well as we would have liked, and might have to be assisted next time with some food coloring. Overall, very tasty. Well, if you go from left to right… The lemon and lime are fucking harsh! Those flavors just do not get tamed down, and the vodka just makes them burn even more. Rough stuff, but guaranteed to fuck you up.
The Fried Ice Cream went over really well too. Like I said, I made a big bottle worth. I like it, but I do have quite a bit of alcohol at my house anyway. I was worried that I’d end up with a huge batch of something that would take me forever to actually get through. No worries. Left with an empty bottle! Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to think that people enjoyed a creation of mine. (That’s happy warm and fuzzy, not alcohol warm and fuzzy. Though, it’s strong stuff and will get you a buzz fast. Good shit.)
I think the best part of these things are the reactions they got. For one, the presentation definitely draws attention. We set up and suddenly had a crowd around the table. They are pretty, and the mention of shots travels fast at a party. My favorite part is watching people try our creations. This is something we hope to capture once we start making videos for the site. Not only our reactions to trying new experiments, but the reactions of others when they get to sample them. The jigglers do cause quite a “Holy mother of fuck” look on someone’s face once the vodka hits them. They are strong. That’s due to the pure alcohol in them. These aren’t your normal jello shots where you do half water and half alcohol. These are fuck you sideways pure.
So, jigglers were a hit. It was fun to see people try one, almost go into shock because of the vodka punch in the mouth, and then come back later with a friend insisting they try one too. This is one of the goals of The Drunken Alchemist. We’re here to have fun, and to share the fun. It’s not about getting wasted. It’s about trying something new and unique, and enjoying yourself while doing so. We like to focus on the social aspect of alcohol. And hey, if you’ve ever been to a good party, you’ll notice that the weirder the drink, the more people dare each other to try it. Weird is good.
We’ll definitely have to experiment with the Skittles a bit more. Skittles infused Vodka is not an Alchemist creation. (The jiggler state is definitely the idea of Eldritch. She is becoming quite the gelatin master. Her kitchen alchemy wins!) We found the Skittles recipe online somewhere after thinking about doing it. One of those, I wonder how we could do that… Oh, someone already tried. Cool. Our goal, however, is to figure out how to make all the flavors tolerable. We need to figure out something to mix with the lemon and lime to cut the harshness, but still allow the Skittles flavor to come through.
We also have ideas for other various candy types to try. We’ll keep you posted on those experiments…
Overall, last night was a bit of a surprise for us. We were thrilled at how much attention our drinks got, and how much interest people showed. We just brought some fun things to share at the party, and totally weren’t trying to charge. The fact that people were willing to pay for the shots amazed us. So thank you for the donations! We’re glad we could entertain you. We’re also glad we were able to donate right back to our wonderful hosts, the Sutherland crew. They are fantastic people, and deserve massive credit for putting together such a great event at their home. [insert applause here]
Ok, so I know that there really isn’t a lot here, and I apologize. We’re generally too busy with our real crappy ass jobs, and don’t have a lot of time to be posting everything we make. We’re trying to fix that by designating some time on the weekends to the Alchemist. The party provided a good amount of motivation to get working on this. We have a lot of things planned. (More recipes, blogs, videos, and eventually a site that looks way better…) But hey, last night proved that we have the beginnings of something really good. It’s fun, and it makes people smile.
Hurray for Drunken Alchemy! Oh, if you have a Twitter account, go follow us there @drunkenalchemy.
P.S. To the guy who tried getting me to do karaoke… I’ve had Voodoo in my head all day. Also, to the beautiful woman who requested that I shake my ass for her? Ego boosted. Thanks.