• Making 11 Cocktails for All 11 Doctors: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Doc

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    Making 11 Cocktails for All 11 Doctors: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
    Amal El-Mohtar
    November 19, 2013 9:00AM

    Once upon a time on Twitter, I asked people to come up with easy to
    make Doctor Who themed drinks for the launch party of Queers Dig Time
    Lords. I was staggered by the enthusiasm and ingenuity with which
    people respondedbut Al Kennedy of comics podcast House to Astonish
    took things a step further, coming up with drink components for all
    eleven incarnations of the Doctor, themed around one of their
    representative episodes (or books).

    Very keen to see these bits and bobs come together as actual, buildable
    drinks, I asked alcohol architect Stephane Cote for his expertiseand
    what he came up with absolutely blew me away.

    Armed with recipes, good company, and very little in the way of
    instinctual self-preservation, I journeyed forth into the wilds of
    Glasgow to find a cocktail bar that would enable us to drink our way
    through eleven Doctors. Blue Dog and its excellent staff were game, and
    thus did our adventure begin.

    PART ONE offers you the recipes and professional production of Taay,
    our fabulous bartender; PART TWO will contain our tasting notes, as
    well as crowdsourced photography of the happy few around the world who
    volunteered to make a couple of drinks each to enrich these posts.

    William Hartnell: THE AZTECS (crme de cacao, cream, tequila)

    William Hartnell cocktail The Aztecs Doctor Who

    Build four parts tequila and one part crme de cacao over ice in a
    heavy-based rocks glass. Add a splash of cream and sip slowly while
    contemplating Autlocs sacrifice and the perils of trying to change

    Patrick Troughton: THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN (Bailey's Irish Cream,
    peppermint schnapps, iced coffee, crushed ice, mint)

    Patrick Troughton The Abominable Snowmen cocktail Doctor Who

    Fill a zombie glass halfway with crushed ice. Pour one part Baileys
    and one part peppermint schnapps into glass, then top with chilled
    South American coffee. Garnish with fresh mint sprig. Add generous
    portion of yaks milk as you will require fortitude in your search for
    the Holy Ghanta.

    Jon Pertwee: THE GREEN DEATH (overproof rum, Midori, pineapple juice,
    Sprite, cherries)

    Jon Pertwee The Green Death cocktail Doctor Who Shake two parts
    overproof rum, one part Midori, and four parts pineapple juice and pour
    into a tall glass. Top with Sprite and add three de-stemmed black
    cherries. If offered assistance by any megalomaniacal supercomputers,
    refuse politely but firmly.

    Tom Baker: THE SUN MAKERS (Vodka, Cointreau, blood orange juice, fresh
    lime juice, cinnamon stick)

    Doctor Who cocktail Tom Baker The Sun Maker Shake two parts vodka, one
    part Cointreau, and three parts blood orange juice over ice and strain
    into a chilled martini glass. Add a sprinkle of ground cinnamon and
    garnish with a cinnamon stick and/or flamed orange peel. Properly
    ingested, will invest you with the warmth of the Sun even while
    labouring in the canyons of Pluto.

    Peter Davison: BLACK ORCHID (Vodka, raspberry liqueur, blueberry
    cordial, blackberries)

    Doctor Who cocktail Peter Davison Black Orchid Shake two parts vodka,
    one part raspberry liqueur, one part blueberry cordial over ice and
    strain into a chilled cosmopolitan glass. Float three blackberries.
    This sumptuous digestive will be of invaluable assistance when you are
    solving the mystery of Cranleigh Hall. (Hint: check the roof, and watch
    out for shadowy figures.)

    Colin Baker: THE TWO DOCTORS (Plymouth Dr-y gin, Dr Pepper, Sazerac
    rye, Angostura bitters, cherry lollipop)

    Colin Baker Doctor Who cocktail The Two Doctors Build one part gin, one
    part rye, two parts Dr Pepper over ice in an old-fashioned glass. Add a
    dash of bitters. Drink up your medicine, but dont worry: you see the
    Doctors, you get a lollipop.

    Sylvester McCoy: GHOST LIGHT (Maker's Mark bourbon, peach schnapps,
    mint, shaved ice, simple syrup, peach slice)

    Sylvester McCoy Doctor Who cocktail Ghost Light Build one part peach
    schnapps, dash of simple syrup and mint leaves to a silver julep cup.
    Muddle mint leaves well, then fill with shaved ice. Add two parts
    Makers mark, then more shaved ice. Garnish with a fresh peach slice
    and serve with a straw. Nimrod the Neanderthals tipple of choice,
    though youd never know it with his dragging knuckles and beetling

    Paul McGann: INTERFERENCE (Plymouth Dry gin, crme de cassis,
    elderflower cordial, white grapefruit juice, lemonade, fresh wild

    Paul McGann Doctor Who cocktail Interference Shake and pour two parts
    gin and one part crme de cassis in a tall glass. Add one part
    elderflower cordial, then fill glass with equal amounts of grapefruit
    and lemonade. Garnish with a sprig of fresh wild thyme. For best
    results, imbibe while travelling the streets of London in a time
    machine disguised as a double-decker bus in the company of a woman
    named Iris who solves mysteries.

    Christopher Eccleston: BOOM TOWN (Bourbon, sweet vermouth, sparkling
    wine, angostura bitters, cube of sugar, lemon peel twist)

    Doctor Who Christopher Eccleston cocktail Boom Town Build one part
    bourbon, a dash of sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters in a champage
    flute. Fill with dry sparkling wine, add a single sugar cube and
    garnish with a long twist of lemon peel. Watch the sugar cube sparkle
    and dance in the glass while you negotiate with a Slitheen for the fate
    of Cardiff. Offer to make her one to soften her negotiating stance and,
    if necessary, slow her in a foot chase.

    David Tennant: THE WATERS OF MARS (gin, vodka, cranberry juice, lime

    David Tennant Doctor Who cocktail The Waters of Mars Build two parts
    vodka and one part gin over ice in a zombie glass. Fill with cranberry
    juice and squeeze the juice of two lime wedges into glass. Drop in the
    pulped, mangled remains to commemorate our lost Mars colonists, but
    feel free to ignore the warnings about not drinking even a single drop.

    Matt Smith: THE POWER OF THREE (Cognac, rum, bourbon, angostura
    bitters, orange bitters, Peychaud's bitters, simple syrup)

    Matt Smith Doctor Who cocktail The Power of Three

    Build equal parts cognac, rum and bourbon in a balloon snifter. Add one
    dash angostura bitters, orange bitters, and Peychaud bitters, in that
    order. If required, add a dash of simple syrup to sweeten the
    bitterness of the inevitable end.

    Amal El-Mohtar is the author of The Honey Month, a collection of
    stories and poems written to the taste of 28 different kinds of honey.
    She has twice received the Rhysling award for best short poem, and her
    short story The Green Book was nominated for a Nebula award. She has
    contributed essays on Doctor Who to Chicks Unravel Time and Queers Dig
    Time Lords (Mad Norwegian Press), and also edits Goblin Fruit, an
    online quarterly dedicated to fantastical poetry. Follow her on

    Al Kennedy is one half of HOUSE TO ASTONISH, an irreverant podcast
    about comics, featuring news, reviews, Scottish accents and the
    ever-daft Official Handbook of the Official Handbook of the Marvel

    Stephane Cote is a web writer who happens to have made even more drinks
    than the average journalism school graduate.

    All photos above are by Elaine Gallagher, who writes reviews for
    Interzone, and can be found on Twitter and in various spoken-word
    groups in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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