Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sneak Peek for Week 4 and Recap Wks 1-3

Take a look at this gorgeous photo of tomorrow’s cocktail:


Have you been playing along online as well as in house?  Have you followed the links to collect your clues?  All of those links do lead to wild cards, so  you’ll want to be sure to check it all out!  Here is a little recap to help you with your adventuring:

The Scroll, and call to action:

scrollWeek One Card, the Sim Sim:

Week I Sim Sim FrontNote the web address:  http://ThePearloftheBlackOrchid.blogspot.com

Week Two Card, the Tiki:

Week II Tiki Front Did you ask for the Riddle Book while you were at FI?  If you did not, here is the text of the riddle:

“In order to commence, or to finish, this second position character must exist.  This character may pity the fool, may be a way to get to Harvard Square, and may be enjoyed hot or cold.”

If you think you know the answer, be sure to tell me tomorrow and be rewarded.

Week Three Card, Enchanted Sea:

Week III Enchanted Sea Front

Again, note a new web address on the card: ttp://MixingAdventurer.blogspot.com

Here is a photo of the Enchanted Sea:


Finally, last but most certainly not least, listen to the enchanting sounds of Martin Denny as he plays the cocktail’s namesake tune, Enchanted Sea:


Tomorrow will be an exciting day in the Black Orchid Club – you don’t want to miss it... there just may be some WILD CARDS to be claimed...  See you then!


I’ll see YOU at the Island!


-- Suzanne

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Week II Recap: Tiki

How can one resist the allure of glorious Portuguese coffee with cardamom, bitter chocolate, almond and lime zest, dark rum and a drizzling of sweetened condensed milk? One cannot!

(Photo by Zero Coordinate,Inc.)

"The rhythm of the savages, the music of the idols, the depths of mystery. Taste this combination of cardamom, almond, lime zest and bitter chocolate with rich Portuguese coffee, dark West Indian rum, and sweetened condensed milk, and be transported to a hidden jungle paradise."

Have you listened to those savage sounds? The deep jungle sounds of Tiki? Open your ears to the glorious sounds of the Waitiki 7 playing this exotica classic. As always, if you love it, show it, and buy it!

Tomorrow... join me and Will "The Thrill" Vilharo for Mermaid Movie Night at Forbidden Island, and the launch of his new pulp novel. Mermaid drink specials, and me in costume! Don't miss it.

I'll see YOU at the Island!


Saturday, July 10, 2010

Week I Recap: Sim Sim

What a fantastic night. Wow. I had a killer time listening to the lazy exotica spinning at the fingertips of Jack, Gina, and Otto, and the Week 1 cocktail, the Sim Sim, was a hit. Thank you, all of you!

Thanks to Paul McMillan and Gabriel Hurley of Zero Coordinate, Inc, I have some stunning shots of the Sim Sim. For those of you not fortunate enough to have joined us on Wednesday evening, the Sim Sim is made from fresh muddled black cherries, a house made orange flower water syrup, gin, lemon and cherry bitters.

Will Anzeberger, a Season I Black Orchid Club VIP, also came in and shot a really nice photo of the cocktail and the flyer:

LISTEN to the sounds of the Sim Sim! This cocktail is named after a track on one of my favorite Arthur Lyman albums, Taboo. Exotic bird calls paired with glorious percussion and Lyman's fantastic vibraphone are the hallmarks of the famous Arthur Lyman sound. Enjoy the track, and remember to buy it if you love it.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Season II: Pearl of the Black Orchid


Adventurers and Cocktailians, Heed the Call! The Secret of the Orchid
Compels You!

Once, in the torchlit years of tiki's heyday, splendid cocktails
were the norm. Palaces of tiki abounded; alchemic mixologists brewed their potions for the layman to enjoy, and all was right with the world. But too soon the dark days came. One by one these palaces disappeared into the mist, and with them went the mixologists, taking their magical elixirs with them. Uncountable years passed in sobriety without these potent potions. Yet somehow, somewhere, shrouded in mystery, the secret recipes still remain. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to forge through webbed jungle, lush lanai, and forests of metal giants to rediscover these liquid treasures. The rewards are rich... and delicious! The Pearl of the Black Orchid is the most coveted treasure, and only the cleverest adventurers will discover it in the petals of mystery.

Join us tonight for the kickoff of the Black Orchid Club, Season II: The Pearl of the Black Orchid. Receive your parchment and taste your first hidden cocktail! Time is short and adventure calls!

Also, VERY special guests with Otto's Grotto tonight... Jack Fetterman and Gina of the Jungle (from the exotic isle of Manhattan) spin the very best exotica and lounge. Don't miss your chance to see these all-star exotica DJs in person in a very rare west coast appearance!

I'll see YOU at the Island!