April 26, 2009

Krell Brain Boost

Krell Brain Boost

The Krell Brain Boost

Daughter and I watched Forbidden Planet this afternoon; it was her first time seeing the classic sci-fi movie inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest.

I mentioned to friends that I felt like I needed a Krell brain boost now and again, and Bull and Patti both thought I needed to invent a drink to go with the name. You know I can't say no to a request like that. I have the stocked bar to handle special requests; I may as well use it.

A couple of attempts later I give you... the Krell Brain Boost.

KRELL BRAIN BOOST

  • 2 oz Bicardi Limón Rum
  • 1/2 oz blue curaçao
  • 1/4 oz Tanqueray Rangpur Gin
  • 1/2 oz clarified lime juice
  • 1/2 oz pineapple juice
  • 1/2 oz cranberry juice
  • splash of bitters (blood orange, preferable)

Shake with ice and strain into a martini glass.

***** WARNING! *****

Indulging too much in the Krell Brain Boost will release your monsters from the Id, just like it did to Morbius! Just ask Leslie Neilsen.

Posted by James at April 26, 2009 7:51 PM
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I am salivating...SALIVATING I tell you!!!

I do not have the necessary ingredients to mix this now...

...AND it's Sunday night and the liquor stores are closed...

...AND after today I am not drinking for about 3 weeks (preparation for my semi-annual physical readiness test)

But I can't wait to try this.

Posted by: Bull at April 26, 2009 8:08 PM

That sounds good. I like the crazy color!

Posted by: Julie at April 26, 2009 9:14 PM

I substituted triple sec for the blue curaçao, and used Bombay Sapphire for the Rangpur. So, it may not be the intended "green," but it should still phosphoresce under a black light. Sweet'n'fruity. (+ shouldn't threaten your PRT, Bull, unless they're checking blood glucose tolerance.)

You've heard that Mike "Babylon5/MurderSheWrote" Straczynski is scripting the remake?

Posted by: PJ at April 26, 2009 9:26 PM

It's no Thirdmate, a drink which was enjoyed in Charlestown this weekend.

Posted by: James at April 26, 2009 10:57 PM

Aye. And here on the wineyard. Cheers and TY.

Posted by: PJ at April 27, 2009 12:17 AM

PJ - no they're not testing that, but cutting out my regular alcohol consumption for a few weeks is a great way to cut several hundred hollow daily calories when you need to drop those last few pounds. I'll be cranky as hell though...

A remake? Didn't know there was going to be one. Makes sense though, they're remaking everything else.

Posted by: Bull at April 27, 2009 12:51 PM

The cocktail I'd like to try soon is the Vesper from Casino Royale. You an't get Kina Lillet anymore, so you have to substitute Lillet Blanc.

Still, sounds like a serious kick of a cocktail.

As for the Krell Brain Boost, I think we have to allow for the rum being adjustable; technically, a Krell Brain Boost should knock you on your butt for several days. The addition of a shot or two of 151 would do the trick. As it is, this drink will barely give you a buzz.

Any good recipe is flexible...

Posted by: James at April 27, 2009 1:20 PM

Tried a Vesper a few weeks ago. Be prepared to sit around for a while. that's a serious ass amount of booze (If I remember correctly 2 oz gin, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz Lillet).

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at April 27, 2009 1:59 PM

Tried a Vesper a few weeks ago. Be prepared to sit around for a while. that's a serious ass amount of booze (If I remember correctly 2 oz gin, 1 oz vodka, 1 oz Lillet).

Oops just looked it up make that 3OZ gin and cut that wimpy Lillet back to 1/2 oz.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at April 27, 2009 2:02 PM

Yes - I would only drink one of these at home.

Made the mistake of ordering an extremely dry Hendrick's martini at Elizabeth's in Fairhaven last year. They dutifully obliged my request, correctly, by providing a glass of gin that they poured while looking sternly at a bottle of vermouth.

It was delicious, but my "I'll be here for just a quick drink" turned into "my ass is going to be in this seat for a few hours."

When it comes to martinis, I have to admit that I'm a tyro.

Posted by: James at April 27, 2009 2:26 PM

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