Mankind is basically a battlefield... a dark cellar in which a well-bred spinster lady and a sex crazed monkey are forever engaged in mortal combat, the struggle being refereed by a rather nervous bank clerk. -- D. Bannister
This week: another fine spocktail from the beverage researchers at SMRL! Drink it in peace, because WE DID THE RESEARCH!
Wine Spockiodi ("SPAH-kee-OH-dee") is an improvement on the old wino/hipster
drink, wine spodi-odi, from the jazzbo beatnik days. Jack Kerouac and Charlie
Parker used to go drink this stuff in bad juke joints on the outskirts of East
St. Louis and then wake up in Seattle a few weeks later with unexplained
surgical scars on their abdomens.
The magic of this drink is that it mixes two of the most horrendous liquids
known to man -- cheap wine and cheap whiskey -- with a few crazy spices and a
bit of Spockish magic to make for a SPECTACULAR SPOCKTAIL that will leave your
houseguests begging for more.
I first had Wine Spockiodi with an old friend of mine from the Netherlands,
GEERT VAN GROENIG. He's a bad Dutch Amiga hacker with an adam's apple and thin
rimless glasses who spent most of his time on his last visit to San Francisco
downloading techno MODs through my DSL line onto Syquest drives to take back to
Rotterdam with him. Whenever he stays with me, I find bestiality porn mags
underneath the furniture in every room for months to come. Stuck between the
unpleasant pages of "The Horse Lovers' Journal" I found a recipe for Wine
Spockiodi printed out on a dot matrix printer in 24-pt script font. It's that
recipe I share with you now.
4 oz cheap red wine (can be Burgundy, I prefer Beaujolais Nouveau)
2 oz cheap Kentucky whiskey
a pinch of allspice
1 oz brewed ma huang
Brew ma huang (ephedra, mormon tea, Indian tea) real strong. Let cool for 24
hours. Mix wine and whiskey and ma huang in a large glass. Sprinkle VERY
LIGHTLY the allspice over the top of the glass -- you're looking for
a "floating" effect. Drink ONLY with close friends, and WRITE YOUR NAME on your
ARM with indelible marker before leaving the house.