Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Drink to a drum corps Halloween with Boston Crusaders 2017 'Wicked Games' and Tipsy Bartender

Happy Halloween!  In the spirit of last year's Toast the 'Drum Corpse Bride' for a drum corps Halloween, I present an entry about booze and bugles.  This year's featured corps is the Boston Crusaders, which placed 6th at DCI Finals in 2017 with "Wicked Games."  This year's featured drinks are Witches Brew, Cocktail Artist Mar-Gore-ita, and The Halloween Pumpkin Keg.

I begin with the official video from Drum Corps International, 2017 Boston Crusaders - "Wicked Games".

Boston, MA | 6th Place | 92.962

That's just the finale.  Here is a smartphone video of the entire show:  Boston Crusaders 2017 "Wicked Games" Championship Finals 1080p.

When I wrote about this show in 'The Grid' plus 2017 drum corps shows with speculative fiction themes, I was not impressed.
Boston Crusaders have the weakest speculative fiction theme, as their show is about the Salem Witch Trials.  Yes, really.  I never thought I'd see that on a football field.  That topic is historical, not speculative, but it makes for good real-life horror.
It turned out much better than I expected.  "Good real-life horror," indeed!

Follow over the jump for the drinks.

I begin by being a good environmentalist and recycling Witches Brew from Halloween drinks from Tipsy Bartender

A deathly evil looking foaming punch that's loaded with booze and perfect for your Halloween party!

3 oz. (90ml) Spiced Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Coconut Rum
3 oz. (90ml) Melon Liqueur
3 oz. (90ml) Blue Curacao
3 oz. (90ml) Peach Schnapps
3 Cups Orange Juice
3 Scoops Mango Sorbet
3 Scoops Blood Orange Sorbet
*Dry Ice (Be very careful. Dry is not poisonous but it's super cold and should not be touched or ingested)
Gummy Worms
Given the theme of Boston Crusaders' show, I thought this was an appropriate drink.

Next, Inna assists with Cocktail Artist Mar-Gore-ita.



1 1/2 oz Tequila
1 1/2 oz Melon Liqueur
3 oz. (90ml) Tipsy Bartender Margarita Mix
Garnish: Dry Ice/Black Salt Rim/Bloody Lychee Eyeballs

1. Rim edge of margarita glass with black salt. Set aside.
2. In an ice filled shaking glass combine tequila, melon liqueur and Tipsy Bartender margarita mix. Shake well.
3. Add dry ice and regular ice to rimmed glass, pour margarita mix over.
[4]. Garnish with lychee eyeballs.
Step 4 was orginally step 5, which prompted me to be a bit silly in the comments.
Preparation looks like a set of Monty Python rules: There is no rule number 6! In this case, there is no step number 4.
Let's see if Skyy John corrects it.

Inna returns for The Halloween Pumpkin Keg.

We turn a pumpkin into a keg filled with booze! Perfect for #halloween

Whipped Cream
Rum Chata
Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
Pumpkin Spice Creamer
I'd say bottom's up, but that runs the risk of drinking the dry ice.

I have one more treat planned for today, this year's version of Broken Peach: Singing Spanish goths and witches for Halloween.  Stay tuned.

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