As the year draws to a close and we come together with friends and family to celebrate the holidays, we wanted to do something a little extra special to celebrate fandom! Because our fandom families are family, too. And while we may be spread out across the country or even the world from those that we’ve geeked out with at various conventions or on social media, that doesn’t mean we can’t come together for some extra holiday joy!
What is the Virtual Christmas Cocktail Crawl 2022, You Ask?
Allow me to officially welcome you to our first ever Christmas Cocktail Crawl! I first pitched this idea to my good friends Matt Rodriguez (owner of Shakefire.net) and Robert Prentice (owner of ThreeIfBySpace.net), who join Jenn and myself as hosts on our #NerdHerdLive Stream. And thankfully, they were just as game as I was to do a virtual cocktail crawl.
So how does this cocktail crawl work? You can start at any of our three sites and test out the geeky cocktails we’ve made to celebrate the holidays, fandom, friendship, and our sites! Each site will have a custom recipe that they’ve created, a shopping list, and a story behind that site’s cocktail. Try them all out – and let us know which one you like best!
FanBolt’s “The Bolt”
FanBolt’s “The Bolt” not only sports FanBot’s electric blue color, but it also translates the feeling of geeking out into cocktail form. It’s deliciously sweet and almost tropical in taste. And because FanBolt’s Editor *cough* me *cough* loves Hawaiian pizza, this one’s got pineapple in it as well! It’s a rum-based drink topped with Blue Curaçao, Orange Curaçao, and Pineapple Juice. It packs a punch and will leave you energized to keep on geeking out – even if it’s just over more cocktails!
What You Need:
- Aged Dark Rum
- Blue Curaçao
- Orange Curaçao
- Pineapple Juice
- A Couple Cubes of Ice
“The Bolt” Recipe
- 1 oz Aged Dark Rum
- 1 oz Blue Curaçao
- 1 oz Orange Curaçao
- 2 oz Pineapple Juice
- A Couple Cubes of Ice
- A Fun Straw (Optional)
Next Stops on the Virtual Christmas Cocktail Crawl 2022
Don’t miss out on our Virtual Christmas Cocktail Crawl 2022! Grab your friends and family whenever it works best for you, fire up the video chat, mix up some drinks, and get ready to celebrate the holiday season – fandom style! See you there! Geek On and Cheers!
Here are the next two stops on the crawl!
Shakefire’s The Flame: Bring a little heat to your holidays, literally. This fiery cocktail is sure to warm you up with tasting notes of raspberry and lemon. Burning atop two layers of Shakefire’s signature colors of red and yellow, The Flame is as delicious as it is beautiful.
“Deep Thought”. If you didn’t know, TiBS loves geeky stuff, and if you do too you probably already caught the reference in the drink name. But why did we call it that? Well, that’s simple, the drinks’ two main ingredients call for 4 oz of one ingredient and 2 oz of another, which is 4-2 or 42, the meaning of life, the universe, and everything.
Thanks for Geeking Out With Us in 2022!
And a special note to all our Bolties! I can’t think you enough for making FanBolt one of your regular daily stops! It’s a big fan family here (we celebrated 20 years this year!), and I couldn’t be more thankful for you and all FanBolt’s visitors. So from the bottom of my heart, thank you 🙂 And geek on in 2023!
Much Love and Geekery!