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    A drink that can be made in something like a blender with orange juice and ice

    Discussion in 'Research' started by Patra Felino, Mar 9, 2014.

    My MC is hungover. He is very thirsty the morning after a big session and is in his well-fitted (he is wealthy) modern kitchen in London. What is a refreshing drink that he could make. The constraints are:

    1. It must be noisy to make. He shouts up to his wife at the same time, knowing that she won't be able to hear him/he won't be able to hear her reply and that he can escape having to make her breakfast.
    2. I would prefer a blade or blades (of either something like a blender or just an ordinary knife) to be used in the preparation. It's a horror and I feel that blades offer a way of throwing in a bit of imagery.
    3. He must be able to chuck a couple of shots of vodka in (to show what a pisshead he is).

    I tried putting ice cubes and orange juice in a normal blender, with laughable results. Help!
     
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    Bloody Mary is a classic British hangover cure, and it contains vodka. It's not particularly noisy to make though, even if you could, if you really wanted to, make it using a blender.

    It goes well with ice too.
     
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    Good thinking! He could easily whack the tomatoes in the blender, couldn't he? That way I could describe the blades cutting though the red soft flesh of the tomatoes or something.

    The only slight problem is that I had in mind a drink that he could sneakily add a couple of shots of vodka to, rather than one designed as an alcoholic beverage, as he doesn't really want his wife to know he's drinking in the morning. I might go with it anyway, though.
     
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    Any of your basic smoothies would work. With or without added spirits. Some of them look so nasty no one will be tempted to sniff it for alcohol.
     
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    Vodka freeze
    Margarita ( tequila not vodka)
     
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    Cheers everyone. I'm not sure why I didn't think of a smoothie in the first place. The Bloody Mary suggestion has got me thinking about colors though, so I'm going to buy lots of fruit tomorrow and see if I can get some blackberries or raspberries to do something edgy and poetic in the blender.
     
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    Anything with frozen fruity ingredients would make a lot of noise. I make strawberry daiquiris using frozen strawberries, rum, lime juice and a bit of sugar. Fling them all in the blender at once. They come out like slush. Yum. But what a racket!
     

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