Nerd Friday Cocktail: Hello World



Hello World is usually the first program you write when you learn a new programming language. It got us wondering, if you were to make your first drink, what would it be. Kristy and I both had lemony-sweet-sour drinks as our first drinks, so we figured it apropos that our Hello World drink be something similar.

This drink is great for a n00b, but also awesome for a hardened old-timer. It’s especially perfect when you don’t want to taste the alcohol, or if you just want to forget you’re a grown up.

Hello World
Recipe by Nerd Friday

1 oz Citrus Vodka
1/2 oz Peach Schnapps
1 oz lemon juice
1/2 oz simple syrup
1/4 oz grenandine

Place all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice. Strain into an old-fashioned glass (or something cuter, it is for a first timer after all) filled with ice. Enjoy!

Nerd Friday Cocktail: Peace Out Planet



When the world ends, we’re going to reach for everything at once. But it doesn’t mean we won’t throw class, or fresh breath, by the wayside. So grab everything you’ve got, get minty fresh, and celebrate the end.

Ps. We didn’t say this drink was good. We just guarantee that it’s perfect for the end of the world.

Peace Out Planet
Recipe by Nerd Friday
1 oz vodka
1 oz tequila
1 oz light rum
1 oz gin
1/2 oz Creme de Menthe
1/2 oz Simple syrup

Pour ingredients into shaker full of ice. Shake. Strain into martini glass. Sip. Cringe. Sigh and relax. The world’s ending, at least you’re going to whatever’s next with fresh breath.

Nerd Friday Summer Special: PART 2

Welcome back to part two of our Nerd Friday Summer Special where we’re counting down the top 10 things you can do to nerd out this summer. We’re picking up where we left off last week at number 5, and if you missed part one, stop what you’re doing and go back to check it out.

Listen to part two now when you hit play or listen on your mobile device.

Nerd Friday Summer Special: PART 1 

School’s out and the temps are rising, so it must be summer. This week on Nerd Friday, we kick off our very first Summer Special and bring you 10 ways to nerd out all season long. Grab your sunscreen and a floppy hat, part one of the Nerd Friday Summer Special starts now! Listen up to part one now. Just hit play below or listen on your mobile device.


Nerd Friday Cocktail: Summer Games



Let the games begin! This week we’ve brought you an amazing sangria that’s guaranteed to knock your socks right off. Which, you know is perfect, so that you can settle in and play all the video games you like. The secret to this recipe is the kick of pineapple and the extra booze. Now go find a pitcher, and check out the recipe below!

Summer Games Sangria
Recipe by Nerd Friday

1 bottle inexpensive red wine
2 cups of dark rum
1 cup of peach schnapps
1 cup of triple sec
1 cup of pineapple juice
1 can of sparkling lemonade

Optional:
2 peaches, sliced
1 quart strawberries (halved, hulled and stems removed)
2 cinnamon sticks


Mix all liquid ingredients, except the sparkling lemonade, together in a large pitcher or punch bowl. Add fruit and cinnamon sticks if including. Chill overnight if possible, at least 2 hours.
When ready to serve, add sparkling lemonade (we use San Pelligrino Limonata), and stir. Pour into punch glasses filled with ice.

Nerd Friday Episode 12: Summer Games

This week on Nerd Friday, we ask Siri where the garbage can is, chat about the weather in Westeros, and prepare for a multiplayer binge on all the upcoming summer games. Plus, special guest Chris “The Corrector” Hollstein is back. Be sure to check out his regular podcast Kwikepod.


All that and lots more when you hit that play button, or listen on your mobile device now.


ABOUT LAST WEEK
Kristy reminisces about her Orphan Black binge (5 Word Review: “Someone please clone Tatiana Maslany.”), while Sabrina got our stomachs growling with her recap of the Chipolte-sponsored Cultivate Festival here in San Francisco.
Also, Game of Thrones. What did you think of the finale? Let us know @NerdFridayShow on Twitter.

NEWS

COCKTAIL MINUTE
We whip up a refreshing beverage for you to sip on during those lazy days of summer. If the weather’s too damn hot, stay in, turn up the AC, and pour yourself a SUMMER GAME.
And if you’re in San Francisco and the summer weather is too damn cold (as it usually is), warm yourself up by the heat of your console and just pretend.
Get the recipe here.

MAIN EVENT
We continue the games talk with a list of summer games you just gotta play. What’s on your must-play list?

TAKE FIVE
We put our guest on the spot and ask — why do you like video games so much, dude?

HOMEWORK
Dads: Tell us what your ULTIMATE Father’s Day gift would be. Safe for work examples only, please. Happy Father’s Day! Oh, and for extra credit, watch Dune.

Nerd Friday Cocktail: PRISM

This week we pay homage to Big Brother and the NSA with a cocktail we’ve dubbed PRISM. You don’t need to hide the fact that you love this clear, effervescent three-ingredient drink - we already know.

PRISM
A 3-Sided Clear Cocktail by Nerd Friday
Fill a highball glass with ice
2 oz Citrus Vodka
½ oz Peach Schnapps
Top with club soda or Crystal Geyser Orange Mineral water and give it a swirl.

Nerd Friday Episode 11: Big Prism is Watching

This week, Kristy rejoins our lives while a lot of our favorite TV actors leave them. We also try to be on our best behavior, because well, big PRISM is watching. Stick around for that and lots more when you hit that play button, or listen on your mobile device now.




ABOUT LAST WEEK
Kristy recaps her trip to the Disneyland All-Nighter and a recent nerdy Bjork show, while Sabrina binged on Venture Brothers and after a trip to the Exploritorium with a youngling, wishes she could “forget everything” and see the world through a 5-year-old’s eyes again. Both are pretty shaken up about the Game of Thrones Red Wedding. Let’s not talk about it just yet.

NERDY NEWS

COCKTAIL MINUTE
This week we spoof Big Brother and the NSA with a cocktail we’ve dubbed PRISM. You don’t need to hide the fact that you love this clear, effervescent three-ingredient drink - we already know.  Recipe coming soon to NerdFriday.com. Check back soon!

MAIN SEGMENT
This week, we cover PRISM and the NSA. What is PRISM, who’s involved, and what do these findings mean for us now and in the future. Listen in and share your thoughts with us here and on Twitter.

TAKE FIVE
We reveal five things we don’t want anyone to know we Google. Except you, of course. Share some of your #GoogleConfessions with us on Twitter!

HOMEWORK
Your assignment: write a 5-page report on what you think of PRISM and the NSA and send it to nerdfridayshow@gmail.com by next Thursday, June 13th. We’ll grade ‘em up and post the best on the blog. Oh, and for extra credit, watch Dune.

tonystarkismypatronus:

Will Wheaton on “Why it is awesome to be a nerd.” 

I just fell in love.

"It’s not what you love, it’s how you love it."

The Imposter
Recipe by Sabrina Eldredge of Nerd Friday
This drink is originally a non-alcoholic drink posing as a fancy cocktail. However, you could use the variation to create an alcoholic drink posing as a virgin drink. Your choice. Either way it’s perfect for a warm summer day.
In a pitcher or large jar, add 5 sprigs of mint (just leaves, no stems), 1/2 cup of blueberries, and 3 tbsp of lime juice. Muddle with wooden spoon until berries are smashed and mint lightly bruised.
Next add 3 cups of pineapple juice and 2/3 cup of sweet and sour mix. Stir.
Fill tall glasses with ice and pour mixture until glass is 2/3 full. Top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with mint spring, and give it a gentle stir (we used the spring to stir) and serve.Variation
Pour mixture into glasses and fill until 1/2 full. Add an ounce or two of your favorite clear alcohol (we preferred vodka or light rum). Stir with mint spring, and then top with sparkling water or club soda.

The Imposter
Recipe by Sabrina Eldredge of Nerd Friday

This drink is originally a non-alcoholic drink posing as a fancy cocktail. However, you could use the variation to create an alcoholic drink posing as a virgin drink. Your choice. Either way it’s perfect for a warm summer day.

In a pitcher or large jar, add 5 sprigs of mint (just leaves, no stems), 1/2 cup of blueberries, and 3 tbsp of lime juice. Muddle with wooden spoon until berries are smashed and mint lightly bruised.

Next add 3 cups of pineapple juice and 2/3 cup of sweet and sour mix. Stir.
Fill tall glasses with ice and pour mixture until glass is 2/3 full. Top with sparkling water or club soda. Garnish with mint spring, and give it a gentle stir (we used the spring to stir) and serve.

Variation Pour mixture into glasses and fill until 1/2 full. Add an ounce or two of your favorite clear alcohol (we preferred vodka or light rum). Stir with mint spring, and then top with sparkling water or club soda.