November 23, 2006

Blackie Blogg- New fizzy drink idea!

As I was laying in bed this morning I had a great idea for a new fizzy drink. I was running through the festivals we'd played this year when Pukkelpop came to mind. It got me thinking about how all the juice is usually wasted at the end of a jar of pickled onions. Well, just carbonate this solution & there you have it-PICKLE POP ANYONE? Could be a mixer for martinis?


Blogger mytvc15 said...

Oh Blackie, you are so funny. Actually, you could be onto something here.

"A martini becomes a Gibson when garnished with a pickled onion. Back in the 1920s, there was an American diplomat named Gibson who was a teetotaller, but who didn't want people to feel uncomfortable about drinking in his presence. So when he gave a party, he would always serve himself a glass of water in a martini glass, with a pickled onion floating in it. Everyone assumed it was his own exotic variation on a dry martini. And now, it is!"

So... you could market it as Gibson Mixer! What an entrepreneurial mind you have! What other ideas do you have? ;-)

You'll soon be home for the holidays. Enjoy! See you in January.

Peace & Love

7:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hmmm - sounds mingin to me dude.

Hopefully the gig tonight (hammersmith) will be less pongy than the sound of that drink...I will be there front right, dooby in hand, beer in the other - if you fancy a toke gimme a holla, i will throw it your way!!

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that sound mingin - i am sat here at work and that almost made me dry wretch....I am sure the gig tonight (hammersmith) will be 1001 times better than your new drink would taste. I will be there front ride, smoking a dooby, beer in hand - if you fancy a toke gimme a holla, I will chuck it up dude! ha.


11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this god damn thing, I always end up posting stuff twice

11:56 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Don't quit your day job Blackie.

9:58 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

I find it curious that when people try and post something, and they think it didn't work, their duplicate post is always a few words different. Like they thought the fact that posting failed was a 'sign' that their syntax was a bit off, so they changed it.

PS I think water with a pickled onion in it is fair punishment for someone who won't take a drink now and then. It sounds far worse than a martini with a pickled onion in it, anyway.

10:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Blackie! You NEVER waste pickled onion vinegar, for it is the elixir of life. Decant into a vinegar shaker for true enlightenment.

Garners pickled onions are the best you'll ever taste. (available in all good UK supermarkets)

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Blackie you NEVER waste the left-over pickled onion vinegar for it is the elixir of life!

Decant it into a vinegar shaker for true enlightenment.

Garners pickled onions are the best you'll ever taste. (available at all good UK supermarkets)

7:36 AM  
Blogger gomezgeek said...

^^^^ fuckin funny. the coincidence man

(I'm not even gonna try and pretend I really know what ironic does or doesnt mean)

well, blackie, I guess you could make it part of a batter or something too. like an onion batter instead of beer...I dunno. but now Im thinking bout some onion rings. mmmmm. or you could make a twist of a gin and tonic...gin and onion. I honestly think people might dig that.

12:34 PM  
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5:54 PM  
Blogger amypriya said...

blackie, i love you truly, but .... blech!

6:26 PM  
Blogger Leocadia said...

: )

11:35 PM  
Blogger Ryn said...

Or you know a cheaper way to induce vomitting would be to just stick your finger down your throat.

2:18 AM  
Blogger vanillagrrl said...

This reminds me of a very funny Candid Camera clip I saw years ago: A little girl was handed a jar of whole pickles. The pickles were wedged into the jar so tightly that she couldn't pull one out with her little fingers. But that didn't stop her from trying, and trying, and trying. She really wanted one of those pickles. Finally she just tipped the jar up to her mouth and drank the juice. Ahhhh!

12:24 PM  
Blogger jacinta said...

we actually have pickled onion cheese now in that new, or is that just me?! anyhow, regardless, it's GREAT, but yes, pongy, maybe the use the juice in the cheese? oh the stench of it all...

5:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

AAAAH! there's NOTHING like a dinner of pickled onions and cornichons... except for a dinner of pickled onions and cornichons with a creative dry pickled onion martini on the side!!! i'd drink it!!!

11:32 AM  
Blogger TheatreCrazyRedhead said...

All I can say is, YUM! A 'Dirty Martini' is made with olive juice. We could call it the 'Blackie Martini'. I'm going to try it now, I think. Cheers & see you in San Diego!

2:06 PM  

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