It’s de-lurking day! For the third year in a row, I’ve been dragging you bashful, non-commenters out of your hobbit holes to introduce yourself and win something. The past two years have been a great success and we’ve added with style to our community of cocktail enthusiasts. Think we can top the 46 comments from last year?
How do you know if you’re a lurker? Well, for a start, I used to be one. And according to my stats, 95% of you still are.
Let us imagine together …
You are sitting at your computer sipping a tasty concoction, one of your standbys, and scrolling through your list of bookmarked cocktail blogs. Your reader ticks off new posts one by one and you note interesting drinks, and if something really catches your eye, you might even skim through the post.
During this process, you may find a new cocktail that you haven’t tried or a wanting post that you could add some insight to. Making a mental note you move on, telling yourself you’ll come back when you have more time. Or maybe you’re just shy and think you’ll be mocked for saying you like Angostura bitters in your Sazerac. Either way, you never make it to the comment area. It sits forlorn, and unloved.
If the above sounds familiar, you’re a lurker. And it’s time to scroll down to that comment box and de-lurk.
Mix up a drink (see recipe below), and introduce yourself to everyone. We’re all nice. Honest.
How Do I De-Lurk?
- Post a comment.
- Tell me who you are and where you’re from.
- Tell me what your favorite drink is, and post the recipe.
- Say anything else you want.
To encourage all you lurkers out there to comment, I’ll be giving away the entire line of Mud Puddle Books to one lucky de-lurker. You have to be a first-time poster to win, and your drink has to be tasty. Regular posters, make sure to chime in and greet the newcomers.
I don’t want to leave your lips dry, so quaff down this indispensable tiki drink to spur your creaky fingers:
- 1oz Martinique rum (used Clement VSOP)
- 1oz Appleton Extra
- 1/2oz orange liqueur of your choice (used Creole Shrubb)
- 3/4oz lime juice
- 1/2oz orgeat syrup
- mint, for garnish
Shake with crushed ice and donate to your most convoluted tiki mug.
Don’t forget to post in the comments! Really, just do it now – you’ll feel content and happy. I promise.