- 4:07 PM, Sunday,
August 2nd, 2015:
- So I announced
that everyone who has won a tournament will get their
very owned theme drink for the bar and as you can see
from the video, Fred went all out. Fred, Fred Wine
goes a little something like this...
- YOU WILL NEED:
- 750ml Camarena tequila (or any quality
mixing tequila. NO CUERVO. EVER.)
- 1 cup simple syrup (1 part sugar, 1
part water, boiled)
- 4 fresh jalapeno peppers
- limes (1 per drink)
- 4-pack of Cheerwine
- sugar with lime zest
- authentic (all-natural, unbleached)
bing cherry garnish
- DAY ONE:
- Open the tequila. Chill a shot in the
freezer for you and a friend. Throw on
some loud music.
- Put on the gloves.
- Slice the jalapeno peppers into thin
(seedless) spears and drop them into the
tequila bottle. Let it steep in the fridge
overnight. (Optional: Separate the seeds,
and save them for your next planting
- Zest a lime and add to organic, pure
cane sugar for the glass rims.
- Dance around to the music.
- DAY TWO:
- Chill/freeze martini glass. When ready
to pour, wet the rim with lime juice and
coat rim with sugar-lime zest mix.
- In a shaker with minimal ice, gently
swirl the following:
- 1 oz Jalapeno-infused tequila
- 1 oz fresh-squeezed lime juice
- 1 oz Cheerwine
- ½ oz simple syrup
- Pour into martini glass, garnish with
natural cherry, the darker the better. If
youre brave, add a jalapeno spear to
- Feel the burn.
Is the music
- Sweet hell. To
give you an idea, Michael has a gin and tonic with
mint and rasberries, Matt just said "diet vernors and
OJ" and Don poured a shot of whiskey in his malt
- Fred goes
BALLS OUT. And holy shit - it's really good!
Like, nothing about what you read there sounds good to
me. It sounds like a pain in the ass and every
ingredient sounds gross to me. But you put it all
together? It's awesome. I wasn't lying in the video.
I really dug it.
- So yes, opening
night at the GolfKon Bar was special. For me?
I just couldn't really process it all.
I think this more than anything has been pretty
transformative. It's like the guesthouse that I built,
except I never get to use that. This? Talya and
I will most likely use it every day. It FEELS
like you're somewhere else. It feels like a bar. The
wood panneling, the mood lighting, the TV. It's just
transformative. And the height! What is is about bar
height and chair height that just feels... special?
Hard to explain. I mean, I grew up in bars
because my mom was a waitress and my father owned one,
but as an adult? I've never really been into them.
Talking is my "mating ritual" of choice and
that's kind of the last place that's
- ...but I do like
the idea of them. I love low light restaurant/bars. I
enjoy a good drink. I like the feeling of sitting at a
bar and talking. So this was a fantastic night to have
everyone come by... and of course, right behind you?
Minigolf! Just seems right. :-)
- Of course the
grand total didn't seem right. Raw materials? Raw...
not the tv, not wiring, not the bar chairs... just raw
materials: $1230. What the serious fuck already.
I guessed $500. I mean, yay, I can
throw $1230 at a project without it hurting, but
goddamn. That's a lot of wood. And I honestly forgot
that when you raise something up 9 feet? You're
doubling up a good bit of wood just in the framing of
the thing whereas the carport for the Delorean was
only 6 feet at the bottom. BIG difference. Still,
wood is very very expensive in comparison to even 2
years ago. Really surprised me. But it's
- And so am I for a
bit. I may take a worrying tree limb down which if
2007 is any indication will be a nightmare cleanup,
but the construction is done until labor