Is It Too Soon For This? Gulf Spill Cocktail

via Liquor Snob, Hat tip to Dr. Mah..

Sometimes you have to laugh so you don’t cry.

1.5 blueberry juice oz
.5 oz Kahlua
.5 oz chocolate liqueur
3 blueberries
sand colored sugar, like raw or demerara

Dr. M (1730 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, a National Science Foundation supported initiative. He has conducted deep-sea research for 20 years and published over 50 papers in the area. He has participated in and led dozens of oceanographic expeditions taken him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses on how energy drives the biology of marine invertebrates from individuals to ecosystems, specifically, seeking to uncover how organisms are adapted to different levels of carbon availability, i.e. food, and how this determines the kinds and number of species in different parts of the oceans. Craig’s research has been featured on National Public Radio, Discovery Channel, Fox News, National Geographic and ABC News. In addition to his scientific research, Craig also advocates the need for scientists to connect with the public and is the founder and chief editor of the acclaimed Deep-Sea News (, a popular ocean-themed blog that has won numerous awards. His writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web. His forthcoming book, Science of the South (, connects cultural icons of South such as pecan pie with the science behind them.

10 comments on “Is It Too Soon For This? Gulf Spill Cocktail
  1. If you set it on fire, the sugar will melt and burn lips … but it would sure look pretty!

  2. Maybe you could lean a gummy work off the side of the glass? That way when the fire started we’d get a visual of what is happening to the benthic invertebrates being killed from the combination of corexit and crude oil? I may have to make a youtube video.

  3. I like the idea of the gummy animals on the side, this is definitely a new drinking project me thinks.

  4. hey im from new Orleans born and raised and i dont see any problem with it. normally people from our city can take a joke. but i find it funny and satirical on the situation and new Orleans being a city built on bourbon and good times i think it ties the two very well together. but the only thing that truly matters is how does it taste?

  5. I feel like this is more of a dessert than the actual stiff drink you’d need upon witnessing the Gulf…

  6. I think swapping an ounce of blueberry vodka (Pinnacle’s is the most flavorful I’ve had) for an ounce of the blueberry juice would add a little higher octane to this cocktail for those of us that like our drinks a little stiffer.

    Looks tasty!

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