Saturday, September 8, 2012

To Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before...

September 8,

Star Trek Day

On September 8, 1966, the first Star Trek episode aired on NBC. The show would go on to produce six different television series, and eleven (soon to be twelve in 2013) feature films.  The Star Trek franchise is a multi-billion dollar industry! That is a LOT of geeks :) The show has surpassed the title of successful series, becoming a cultural icon. The series has created an entire subculture. Star Trek fanatics, or Trekkies have made the Star Trek conventions, the most popular of all science fiction conventions. These multi-day events travel through out the country, the largest being in Vegas. They include vendors, entertainment, guest speakers (this year's had four actual Star Trek captains), movies, behind the scenes exclusives, and more geek on geek lovin' than you could or would want to imagine!

On behalf of a couple Trekkie friends, there was no way I could pass this holiday up! So this one's for you guys - Drink up Geeks!!  xoxo :)

Who would of thought Trekkies could party so hardy! There are tons of drinks inspired by Star Trek! Since my Trekkie friends were such good sports (you are still my friends, right) I am gifting you with TWO drinks! One is a single drink, the other is a party punch (perfect for those crazy after convention parties!)

Uhura Kiss
The role of Captain Uhura played a signifigant role in history. The role, played by Nichelle Nichols, was the first non-menial role in an American television show played by a person of African decent. In the 1968 episode, Plato's Stepchildren, Uhura and Captain Kirk kissed; marking the first scripted interracial kiss on American TV. In 1967 when Nichelle was thinking of leaving the show, it was Dr. Martin Luther King Jr who persuaded her to stay.

2oz. Tequila
1.5oz. Amaretto
1oz Chocolate Syrup
1oz Soda Water
1oz Half & Half
5 Cherries

Muddle cherries in a cocktail shaker
Add remaining ingredients and add ice
Just shake shake, shake chica/o shake
Strain into a far out martini glass.. Yums!

Phasers on Stun Punch
8oz. Whiskey
24oz. Grapefruit Juice
8oz. Blue Curacao
4oz Peach Schnapps
4oz Lemon Juice

Mix all ingredients in a tall pitcher with ice
Add dry ice if you want to be ubber cool!
I would totally let someone practice the Vulcan Death Grip on me for a chance at a glass of this!

"It's not about drinking, Seven, it's about saluting the noble deeds of our ancestors. And honoring those who fell in battle. Think qa'pla! Think long live the Empire!" - The Doctor

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