Romana II – Gallifreyan Lady

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Romanadvoratrelundar II

This subtle twist on a vodka martini is not what you expect – its light flavors and delicate color mask a savory, sophisticated cocktail that is sure to be a hit with martini drinkers and Gallifreyans alike.

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2 oz. Vodka

½ oz. Dry Vermouth

¼ oz. Triple Sec

7-8 drops Angostura Bitters

Absinthe rinse

Orange twist

Prepare a chilled, stemmed cocktail glass with an absinthe rinse. Add other liquid ingredients to a shaker filled with ice (DO NOT DASH THE BITTERS! ONLY allow 7-8 DROPS of bitters – the drink should be pale orange in color). Mix ingredients and strain into cocktail glass. Add orange twist and serve.

The 2nd incarnation of Time Lady Romanadvoratrelundar (Romana for short) was portrayed by Lalla Ward. Originally assigned to travel with The Doctor on his assignment to collect the Key to Time, Romana and The Doctor form an unlikely friendship and she requests to continue traveling with him after the assignment is completed. Choosing to take the form of Princess Astra of Atrios (after trying on several other forms), Romana I regenerates in the TARDIS during flight. Smart, capable, and just a little bit feisty, Romana II kept the Doctor on his toes as an intellectual equal and an honest companion as they traveled the stars together. Romana II was in the TARDIS for 2 years, from 1979-1981, and only traveled with the 4th incarnation of The Doctor before choosing to forge a life with K-9 in E-Space rather than return to Gallifrey.

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The Cybermen – The Upgrade

The Upgrade

This upgraded mojito has just the electric shock you were looking for. Cool and refreshing, if you’re not careful, it just might delete you.

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4 to 5 mint sprigs

¾ oz Rose’s Lime

½ oz agave nectar

1 oz silver tequila

4 oz club soda

1 oz blue curacao

Add mint, Rose’s Lime, and agave nectar to a glass. Muddle profusely. Add remaining ingredients. Fill mixer ¾ full with ice. Pour liquids into Boston shaker (DO NOT SHAKE), pour shaker contents into collins glass (including ice). Serve with mint sprig and/or lime garnish.

The Cybermen are a cyborg race from Earth’s twin planet Mondas. One of The Doctor’s oldest enemies, they used to be wholly organic humanoids, but over time they replaced pieces of themselves with robotic hardware as a survival technique. Eventually the Cybermen became almost entirely robotic, and completely emotionless. As a result, they find themselves a superior life form, believing that all other humanoids need to be either “Upgraded” or “Deleted.”

The Cybermen were created in 1966 by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis, first appearing in the partially-missing final Hartnell serial The Tenth Planet. Since then, they have been a staple of Doctor Who lore, appearing on TV against every Doctor except for the Third, Eighth, and Ninth incarnations.

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(Image courtesy of thedoctorwhosite.co.uk)

5 Essential Doctor Who Bartending Tools

Happy Holidays, Whovians!

Nicole here with a solo update for you!  We hope you’ve been enjoying getting a bit wibbly-wobbly with some of our cocktail recipes, and that you participated in our Scarf Giveaway.  I hear a rumor we might make that one annual!  Alex is hard at work on some new cocktails, but in the mean time we thought we’d help get your kitchen ready for some New Years fun!  Now, tracking down Doctor Who themed bartending supplies is nigh impossible–sorry all you folks who have found our site by searching the key words ‘TARDIS Cocktail Shaker’–nevertheless we’ve put together a short list of items to make your home prepared for an invasion of…er…party guests.  Or the 18th century French royal court?  Ten said they knew how to party.

1.   A Bartending Kit

First things first: You need the proper tools to muddle, slice, shake, strain, and so on.  Your little meat sticks you call fingers are not sufficient.  Apparently when you do a bar tending certification they include a basic kit, (Alex: Actually, I had to purchase mine. Nicole: DETAILS!) but for the rest of us Amazon is an easy source for small bartending kits with the basics.  These two are reasonably priced and include nearly everything you need providing you already have a decently equipped kitchen:

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24-Piece Kit by Bottles-Up ($49.95)

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10-Piece Shaker and Bar Tool Set by Oggi ($32.99)

2.   Ice Cube Tray

Ok just heads up that from here on out, ThinkGeek.com has this list on lock.  I’m not bothered, they’re having a big holiday sale right now!  Now then, nothing says, “This is a Doctor Who Cocktail, JUST SO YOU ARE AWARE” like a translucent TARDIS bobbing in your high ball glass.  You can even have Dalek ice cubes to stalk it!  Although we’re not sure an inter species war in your cup would enhance the flavor of our recipes. Nevertheless, your drink will be nice and chilly. Bonus points–the silicone mold can be used to make chocolates or candies!

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Doctor Who Ice Cube Tray @ ThinkGeek.com ($9.09 on sale)

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3.  Coasters

When your beloved guests/18th century French Court descends upon your humble abode, the last thing you want them leaving behind is water marks on your table!  (Alex: Really? I could think of like, at least a dozen worse things to get left behind)  Ahem, well anyway.  Get some Doctor Who Coasters, you animal. You’re not in college any more for crying out loud.  Or if you are, get a not-horribly-rich-but-comfortable-and-generous uncle.

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Doctor Who TARDIS Coasters @ ThinkGeek.com ($9.99)

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Doctor Who 12 Doctor Coaster Set @ ThinkGeek.com ($29.99)

4.  Glassware

While the designer in me considers nothing quite so elegant as a silk evening gown, fresh snow, or a simple martini glass, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take every measure to make sure your drink advertises to everyone around you that it is a DOCTOR WHO COCKTAIL.  Or can at least pretend as such.  Therefore, this glass should see you through everything from our ‘Nitro-9‘ bomb to a humble brewsky.  It is color-changing, which is neat, but I’m sure you have to provide your own sound effects.

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Doctor Who Disappearing TARDIS Pint Glasses @ ThinkGeek.com ($19.99)

5.  “Incognito” Beverage Delivery System

While I would never condone taking an alcoholic beverage anywhere you shouldn’t, sometimes you want a not-so-breakable, insulated, incognito beverage holder. That’s all I’m saying.  Don’t read into the fact that I live in the den of all that is publicly boozy: San Francisco.  (Alex: Is it though?  I dunno–commenters?) I mean heck this thing is pretty sweet, you could use it for your every day coffee habit too.

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Doctor Who 16oz Travel Mug @ ThinkGeek.com ($11.99)

There you are! Five fun ways to get your kitchen ready for your own holiday cheer!  If your holiday cheer involves Doctor Who and fun cocktails. I’m just going to go ahead and assume that’s the case.

-Nicole

PS–We have a Christmas Special video of our own coming out next week!  Are you following us on Youtube yet?

Martha Jones – Medical Mojo

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Medical Mojo

This cocktail mirrors the strong, rich personality of Martha, as well as being a boozy twist on the kind of thing she probably kickstarts her day with.  Every doctor could use some caffeine to get their mojo flowing!

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1 oz Dark Rum

1 oz Frangelico

½ oz Kahlua

4 oz coffee

Pour alcohols into the brew of your choice and stir, garnish with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and ground nutmeg.

Optional: Pre-freeze coffee ice cubes and serve cold.

Martha Jones is portrayed by Freema Agyeman (pronounced: A’-jea-min). A medical student, she first encounters The Doctor when an alien race known as the Judoon invade the hospital where she works and teleport it to the moon. After the incident is resolved, The Doctor offers to take her on his travels, and she accepts. She quickly develops romantic feelings for him, which remain unrequited throughout her travels with him, as he is still mourning the recent loss of Rose Tyler’s companionship. Finally, Martha decides to take control of her future and leaves the TARDIS of her own accord, but promises to see him again. On her own, she becomes a Medical Specialist for UNIT and is briefly employed at Torchwood, eventually marrying Mickey Smith, Rose Tyler’s old boyfriend. Intelligent, capable, determined, Martha is a force to be reckoned with. She traveled with the 10th incarnation of The Doctor for one season, in 2007, with cameos later in the series as well as appearing on the spinoff Torchwood.

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ENDED: Mini-Scarf Giveaway!

CONTEST HAS ENDED–THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES!

We’re just 24 hrs away from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!  We hope you have party plans that involve imbibing our delicious cocktails, and want to give you one more thing to get excited about.

A Mini Tom Baker Scarf Giveaway!

To be precise, we’re giving away a season 13 version of this cutie

(not Alex, the scarf):

MiniScarfYup, Alex is an expert Doctor Who scarf knitter and is putting together an extra special hand-knitted piece just for Doctor Who Cocktails!  He would of course want me to specify that the season 12 is pictured and we’ve giving away a slightly different season 13 as represented in the graphic below.  Here’s the details on how to enter:

scarfgiveawayJust 2 things you have to do to throw your hat in the ring:

  1. Like the Doctor Who Cocktails FB Page and SHARE the scarf giveaway post (graphic above) so everyone can share in the fun
  2. Comment on this post with YOUR favorite character

Winner announced Dec 1st, scarf will ship by Dec 10!

Good luck!

PS–Want to learn more about Tom Baker’s various scarfs?  Check out DoctorWhoScarf.com

The 11th Doctor – Fish Fingers and Custard

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Fish Fingers and Custard

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1½ oz. Butterscotch Schnapps

1 oz. Maker’s Mark (or other bourbon)

¾ oz. Vanilla Vodka

per 1 c. (8 oz) Eggnog

Store-bought eggnog may be used with this recipe*. Garnish with crushed graham cracker** and two Swedish Fish.

*Proportions for 10 servings of this eggnog: 15 oz. Butterscotch schnapps, 10 oz. Maker’s Mark, 7½ oz. Vanilla Vodka, 10 c. Eggnog

**Crush graham crackers to medium fine – for best results, sift super fine dust out before serving. It’s supposed to look like breading.

The 11th incarnation of The Doctor is portrayed by Matt Smith. Self-described as a “madman with a box,” The Doctor’s 11th incarnation is characterized by a childish whimsy offset by the time-worn loneliness of a 1,000 year old time traveler. Smartly dressed in tweeds and bowties (and occasionally a fez or stetson), the professorial-looking Doctor often throws logic and planning by the wayside, favoring improvised “plans” and jumping into the middle of things (often while yelling “GERONIMO!”) instead of the calculated creativity of his immediate predecessor. Lively, eccentric, passionate, he is often tormented by his loneliness as both the last Time Lord and as a time-traveler whose companions must one day leave him, although he is careful to show them all great affection while he can. The youngest Doctor to date, the 11th incarnation was in the TARDIS for 4 years until his regeneration in the 2013 Christmas special The Time of the Doctor. His companions included Amy Pond, Rory Williams, River Song, Craig Owens, Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, Strax, and Clara Oswald.

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The TARDIS – TARDIS-tini

TARDIS-tini

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2 oz Hpnotiq

1 oz crème de violette

¾ oz vodka

½ oz blue curaçao

Mix all ingredients in a shaker, shake and strain into chilled stemmed cocktail glass, garnish with an orange wheel cut hexagonally* and edible gold stars.**

*The trick with the orange hexagons is to cut the slice thick and keep pith on the edges – without the pith, the orange will be too flimsy and will fall apart.

**Edible gold stars can be purchased in the baking section of any craft store, eg. JoAnn’s or Michael’s. The ones used in the above photograph are made by Wilton, but if you can locate another brand, they should work the same and may even be cheaper.

The TARDIS is a time-and-space-travel vehicle created by the Time Lords. T.A.R.D.I.S. is actually an acronym created by Susan Foreman from the initials of the type of machine – Time And Relative Dimensions In Space. It is dimensionally transcendental, meaning that the inside and the outside of the TARDIS exist in different dimensions, allowing the inside of the TARDIS to be bigger than the outside (as The Doctor’s companions note frequently enough for drinking-game purposes). Semi-sentient, TARDISes are grown, not built, and are equipped with a variety of mysterious technology, including a cloaking device called the “Chameleon Circuit,” which camouflages the outside appearance.

The Doctor rides around in a TT Type 40, Mark 1 TARDIS, considered long-obsolete by the Time Lords, which he stole when he ran away. While parked in a junkyard in 1963, The Doctor’s chameleon circuit broke while disguising the TARDIS as a blue police box, freezing the exterior of the TARDIS in that state permanently. The 6th incarnation of The Doctor briefly attempts to fix his TARDIS’s chameleon circuit, but after conspicuously changing into a pipe organ and a Welsh dresser, The Doctor reverts it back to its old police box shape, which he later remarks that he has grown fond of. The console room of the TARDIS changes in decor every so often at The Doctor’s whimsy. The interior is vast and sprawling – the 11th incarnation refers to it as “infinite.” It notably includes a console room, wardrobe, swimming pool, bedrooms, and the Eye of Harmony, as well as many levels of maintenance decks. The TARDIS has been The Doctor’s main method of travel since the very first episode, and remains such to this day.

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Rose Tyler – The Rose Tyler

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The Rose Tyler

This drink captures Rose’s rough-around-the-edges feel while still maintaining the simple, refreshing, cheeky attitude that makes Rose so endearing.

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1 oz. Vodka

2 oz. Sweet and Sour

Splash Grenadine (for color)

5-6 drops rose water on top

Add vodka, sweet and sour, and grenadine to a shaker filled with ice, shake well, strain into a stemmed cocktail glass or old fashioned glass filled with ice, add rose water, and serve. Optional lime garnish.

Rose Tyler is a companion portrayed by Billie Piper. A shop assistant in London, she first met the 9th incarnation of The Doctor right before he blew up her workplace. After saving her and the world from an Auton invasion controlled by the Nestene Consciousness, The Doctor invited her to travel with him. After initial reservations, she accepted, and the two roamed space and time together until she was eventually trapped in an alternate universe. Despite their brief time together, The Doctor’s relationship with Rose began a major shift within him, changing him from the lonely, angry soldier from the Time War into a softer, passionate fighter for peace. Rose traveled with the 9th and 10th incarnations of The Doctor over two seasons, from the first episode of the remount in 2005 through 2006, and returns in several episodes later in the series.

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The 4th Doctor – The Red Jelly Baby

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Red Jelly Baby

1 oz cherry vodka

½ oz triple sec

½ oz grenadine

¼ oz peach schnapps

4 oz Sprite

Measure all alcohols and grenadine into a mixer with ice, shake well, add Sprite, and serve in a highball glass either up or on the rocks. Garnish with Jelly Babies.*

*Optional garnish: Skewer 6 Jelly Babies for a mini scarf in the following order: Purple, White, Orange, Yellow, Red, Green

The fourth incarnation of The Doctor was portrayed by Tom Baker. Adorned in baggy clothes, a manic grin, and an enormous scarf, the influence of Baker’s Doctor cannot be overestimated. Disconcertingly whimsical or deadly serious by turns, the fourth incarnation of The Doctor was an unpredictable man of misdirection and great emotional depth. He would use a silly and non sequitur manner to throw enemies offguard, but could express great disdain and anger when rubbed the wrong way. He would carry an array of props in his pockets for various purposes, most famously munching on or offering Jelly Babies to his companions or even his enemies. For many, especially in the US, the fourth incarnation of The Doctor was the Doctor that introduced them to the show, and Baker remained the most popular incarnation until David Tennant showed up over 30 years later. His travels with companion Sarah Jane Smith were considered the Golden Age of the classic series. His iconic scarves continue to enthrall knitters of all ages and his bohemian outfits became, for many people, the quintessential look of The Doctor. The fourth incarnation of The Doctor still holds the record for longest time in the TARDIS, at 7 years (from 1974-1981), and his companions included Sarah Jane Smith,  Harry Sullivan, Leela, K-9, Romanadvoratrelundar (Romana for short) I, Romana II, Nyssa, Adric, and Tegan.

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Donna Noble – Ginger Mimosa

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Ginger Mimosa

This drink, while being gingery and effervescent like Donna, is what we imagine she would drink 50 of at a bar with The Doctor while on holiday.

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Half Champagne

Half Ginger Beer (We like Reed’s Original)

Heavy splash Sweet and Sour

Splash Agave Nectar

Add all ingredients into a champagne flute, garnish with fresh ginger.

Donna Noble was a sassy companion portrayed by Catherine Tate. A temp worker from Chiswick, Donna first meets the tenth incarnation of The Doctor on her wedding day, where her husband-to-be is revealed to be a pawn for the Empress of the Racnoss. After The Doctor saves the day, Dona decides that she is not ready for travel with him and leaves, but is later reunited while investigating Adipose Industries. The Doctor offers once again, and Donna agrees to go with him.

Donna is a fiery red-head with a resourceful nature who is often mistaken for The Doctor’s wife, despite being one of his first companions without a romantic storyline. Though gregarious and feisty, she uses her tough exterior to hide internal feelings of unimportance and inadequacy. She traveled with the tenth incarnation of The Doctor for one season in 2008 before her memories needed to be wiped in order to save her life – she then married a man who loves her and The Doctor anonymously sent her a winning lottery ticket to ensure a stable financial future.

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