Super-Soldier Serum

For Independence Day this year, we’re having punch. Very red, very American punch that tastes like ambrosia—cherry, marshmallow, and coconut—with sweet little white stars.

Quantum Leap shots: Starbright Project

Oh, boy! A Quantum Leap-inspired shot and the ThinkGeek winners

Yeah, I made up a drink about Quantum Leap. I dunno. It sounded like a good idea. It tastes like a good idea, too, so I’m giving it to me. It’s sweet, quite sweet indeed, and easy to drink, with layers of banana, chocolate-orange, and almond cordial. The colors are inspired by the handlink used on the show by Al …

Portal Jigglers

Portal jello shots: You’ll know when the test starts

Congratulations! The simple fact that you’re sitting here reading this means you’re about to make a glorious, boozy contribution to science. You’re not part of the control group, by the way. You get the jello! I don’t play a lot of video games these days, but I love Portal, and most recently, Portal 2. They’re fantastic. Remember that time GLaDOS …

Flux Capacitor Rice

Flux Capacitor Rice

If Flux Capacitor Rice were served to you anonymously—”anonymous” here meaning that the name of the dish, and not the identity of the person serving it, is unknown to you, because if you don’t know who’s serving you something then you probably shouldn’t eat it—I doubt you’d notice any similarities at all to Back to the Future. You see, unlike …

Fish custard and the $13 flashlight

On Tuesday, I came this close to buying a $13 flashlight. Let me assure you, we have flashlights. We have at least one in every room, should a power outage ever take us by surprise. That’s in large part thanks to John, who once had a birthday party themed on flashlights, where someone ralphed all over me ten minutes before …