It’s de-lurking day again! The day where all you shy, non-commenting imbibers get to introduce yourself and, if lucky, win yourself something. Last year we had an overwhelming number of new posters poking their heads out from behind the tiki bar. Can we do better this year?
How do you know if you’re a lurker? Well, for a start, I used to be one. And according to my stats, 75% of you still are.
Let us imagine together …
You are sitting at your computer sipping a tasty concoction, one of your standbys, and going through your list of bookmarked cocktail blogs. You scan headlines looking for new posts, noting interesting drinks, and if something really catches your eye, you’ll skim through the post.
During this process, you’ll probably find a new cocktail that you haven’t tried or an interesting post that you could add some insight to. You make a mental note and move on, telling yourself you’ll come back when you have more time. Or maybe you’re shy and don’t often post in the comments, if ever.
If the above sounds familiar, you’re a lurker. And it’s time to scroll down to that comment box and de-lurk.
Make my tummy all warm inside like a Scorpion Bowl (see recipe below), and say hello.
How Do I De-Lurk?
- Post a comment.
- Tell me who you are.
- 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 a copy of Beachbum Berry’s Sippin Safari’ to three of you. 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.
Steve Crane’s Scorpion Bowl
- 1oz lime juice
- 2oz orange juice
- 2oz gold Puerto Rican rum (used Bacardi 8 or Cruzan Estate Dark)
- 2oz gin (used Tanqueray)
- 1oz cognac (used Salignac)
- 1oz simple syrup
- 3/4oz orgeat syrup
- 8oz crushed ice
Blend with vigor for 3 seconds, pour into an enormous glass and add crushed ice to fill. Garnish with whatever suits your fancy; poisonous flowers preferred.
Source: Bob Esmino, Steve Crane’s former bar manager, via Jeff “Beachbum” Berry
(I used a lemon round because I accidentally used lemon instead of lime… equally delicious!)
If you imbibe even one of these delicious monsters, and you’re still to shy to post, all hope may be lost. The Bum kindly sent me this “secret” recipe for the Scorpion Bowl recipe comparison I’m working on. I’ll have much more detail in an upcoming post, but I wanted to give you a treat while you waited.