Saturday, October 30, 2010

Ladies and Gentlemen! Introducing the Orange and Black, a Cocktail for Your San Francisco Giants!


It's high time I created a drink, don't you think?  But what? the boy asks.  But what?

Hmm, what's been preoccupying his thoughts of late?  There's Halloween - a favorite holiday.  Oh, and then there's a little something going on around the San Francisco Giants, urging people, exhorting them, inspiring the thought - don't stop believing.

And how's this for a happy coincidence?  The holiday and the team sport the same color scheme.

So maybe a little something in tune with the season, and something to help celebrate the wonderful year currently playing out for the Giants (two more wins to go - we're not counting chickens here, just yet.  Well, maybe a little bit).

Since I've never created a drink before, it might need a little tinkering.  But tonight's first attempt has me paraphrasing an old adage...a drink is like sex.  When it's good, it's really good, and when it's bad, it's still pretty good.

-The Orange and Black Cocktail-


4-6 oz. orange juice
1 tsp. Grand Marnier
1.5 oz Blavod Black Vodka

Fill an old-fashioned glass 2/3 full with ice.  Add Grand Marnier, then orange juice.  Stir.  Float Blavod Black Vodka on top.  Enjoy.

While you should imbibe an Orange and Black with fellow fans of the Orange and Black, most anyone will be converted to the cause after a few rounds, so please invite those in Dodger Blue, Yankee Pinstripes, or even St. Louis' and Texas' red-white-and-blue.

And if you see Brian Wilson or his machine anywhere in the vicinity, order them a round.  Buster, too.  Or the Freak.  Freddy.  Cody and Cainer.  Madbum.  Zeets.  Huffdaddy.   U-REEBAY.  The Panda.  Sanchy.  Pat the Bat.  Boche.  Rags.  Javy.  Any of those guys.

Did I say enjoy?  Enjoy.



  1. Um, go first. You never said if you liked it. Does your silence speak volumes?

  2. 5:30 feeding after drinks with head hurts. We did figure out that if you want a shot of black vodka, and then a sip of OJ, your drink is perfect. If you want a well mixed screwdriver that is a disgusting greyish color, your drink is also perfect...or torture!

  3. I said tinkering might be needed! I had another friend who mixed the Orange and Black up in San Francisco last night - they all agreed it ended up turning into a "nursing job color."

    SO - I'm thinking cut down the amount of Blavod Black. Just give it a nice little float for effect, then sip it easy without mixing.

    Thanks for a wonderful evening in Snug Harbor - you know, everything but the outcome of the game!

  4. How about just drinking champagne because the Giants just fucking won the World Series!! We are celebrating in Ithaca NY and we will see you in AZ. Cheers!

  5. See you in AZ! Cheers to you and yours in Ithaca! I think I can hear you all, even though you're 2,792 miles away!

    Go Giants!!!