So back in late August my roommate, Colette, and I were unpacking and she told me about this drink called “The Panty Dropper.” So we innocently made this alcoholic concoction not realizing that we would be very drunk after half a glass. Not like we got drunk enough off one innocent glass to start stripping, however we do now understand why some frat-boys created the drink in the first place. So today, a week before closing night of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” I will share this drink recipe with you. Yes, this is what I plan to drink not-so-classily out of very large mason jar on Saturday night. All actors out there will understand the magnitude of a closing night party. Arlie and I have shared many stories about our various closing night shenanigans. For those non theatre people out there, it’s the one night where we get very drunk and celebrate a job well done after 6 weeks of hell.
So “The Panty Dropper” sounds disgusting. But if you feel the need to get drunk fast, it’s a great way to go. This recipe is enough to make in an ice tea container.
“THE PANTY DROPPER”
A 26 of vodka.
A case of beer.
2 cans of frozen pink lemonade.
A lemon as garnish (totally optional).
Start by making lemonade. Except instead of using water, use the vodka. Yes that means you add around 4 cans full of vodka.
Once the vodka and lemonade concentrate mixture has been stirred together add the beer. When we first made this we used Molson Canadian, but I suggest maybe spending a little more and getting something a little better.
Add the beer to taste. Probably around 4 cans, you want enough beer so it makes the drink fizzy.
Cut up a lemon and add it into the drink for looks and to add some “fruity” taste.
Get drunk off “The Panty Dropper.”
Well, there you go. A new alcoholic drink for you to try.
I am REALLY excited to share this recipe with you. I personally think that I’m a genius for coming up with it, but you’ll have to judge that for yourself when you make it.
This unusual crumble is fragrant, perfectly textured, and sweet but totally breakfast-level-healthy. HUGE bonus if you have a juicer, like me, you can use the pulp leftover after juicing carrots in this recipe. I hate throwing all that delicious healthy fibre away. OK I can tell I’m getting weird and nerdy, so let’s just move on to the recipe.
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup quick-cook oats
2 Tablespoons to 1/4 cup brown sugar (depending on how sweet your tooth is)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
3 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 apple, cored and chopped
1 cup carrot juicer pulp or finely grated carrot*
1/4 cup apple cider, apple juice, carrot juice, or water (add an extra Tablespoon of liquid if using juicer pulp)
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350°C.
Mix together first 4 topping ingredients in a small bowl. Add melted butter and mix well. Set aside.
Dissolve cornstarch in the cider, then add sugar, vanilla, and cinnamon, and mix well.
Mix apple and carrot together in a medium bowl. Add liquid to the apple and carrot and mix to coat.
Place filling in a greased casserole dish**, pack down, and cover with topping.
Bake for 30 minutes.
*I didn’t grate my carrot finely when I made this recipe to take pictures for this post and the texture suffered – so take my advice and grate that carrot good.
**I use a smaller round casserole dish for a deep-dish crumble, but you can also use a 9×9 inch dish for a regular-depth crumble.
For those who don’t know this about me, I am a real life Drama Queen…well not really…but I am in the BFA program at the University of Victoria in the Phoenix Theatre apart of the Acting Specialization. Over the past six weeks I have been blessed to be apart of the fantastic company of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare. We open on Thursday at the Phoenix Theatre, apart of the University of Victoria (so for those of you reading this from places other then BC…get on a plane….Arlie I am looking at you!). So for this blog post I am going to shamelessly promote my show.
The director, Fran Gebhard, has placed the Bard’s “Dream” during the late 1970s in New York’s Central Park. The lovers (Hermia, Lysander, Demetrius, and Helena) are preppy Upper East Siders with wealthy parents. Theseus is a Donald Trump like character with his exotic trophy fiance from Italy, Hippolyta. Hermia’s mother, Egeus (played by yours truly), is Theseus’ ex-wife and constantly looks fabulous onstage in Chanel (typically Egeus is played by a man and has no connection to Theseus…but this is way more fun). The rustics work for Theseus as carpenters, painters, welders and Bottom is the limo driver. The world of the Upper East Side is pristine. However, a darker world is soon to unfold once the lovers find themselves in Central Park. There we find Titania’s Coven of flower power children which contrast Oberon’s gang of punk rockers.
Overall, I believe the show is going to be a great success! But then again I am pretty biased. The show runs between November 6-22. More information can be found here. You can call the Phoenix box office for tickets at (250) 721-8000 or you can check out the box office website for more information here.
Come out and see the show! You might even recognize the fantastic Levi Schneider (who plays Puck and pictured above in the poster) from I Can’t Keep A Straight Face.