I am a lurker. And according to my stats, 90% of you are too. How do you know if you’re a lurker?
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, spending a few seconds skimming 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 think you’ll make some completely inane comment and be mocked by all those cocktail freaks out there (we are freaks, but we’re nice).
If the above sounds familiar, you’re a lurker. And it’s time to open a new bottle of rum and de-lurk. De-Lurking is a fun concept that I am blatantly stealing from Veerle’s blog, but it’s ok … she borrowed it too.
Make my tummy all warm inside like a Tropical Itch (see recipe below), and say hello.
How Do I De-Lurk?
- Post in the comments.
- 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 Intoxica! to three of you. Perhaps those with the best recipe will win.
- 8oz passion fruit juice or nectar (not syrup!)
- 1 1/2oz Bacardi 151 rum (other overproof rum is tasty too)
- 1/2oz orange curacao
- 1oz dark Jamaican rum
- 1oz bourbon
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
Fill an enormous glass with crushed ice, pour in everything, and stir well. Garnish with pineapple, mint, a fun flower, and a wooden back-scratcher.
Source: Intoxica! Jeff Berry
If you have one of these babies and you’re still to shy too post, there may be no hope. I talked about my fondness for this deadly drink last summer, and there is a pretty picture if you need more convincing.