A new space cocktail

A new space cocktail
25 February 2024

type: embedded-entry-inline id: 2yaj8Sa9AjwvKoOcbBLmzOLet’s have a drink. A friend mentioned that it has been a while since I’ve made a space-themed cocktail. Let’s fix that!

So this week’s experiment is a delicious mix of vodka, whisky, bitters, and homemade orange and chili pepper syrup.

The inspiration for the drink was the discovery of a quasar so bright that is now considered the most luminous known object in the universe. It’s at least 200 trillion times brighter than our Sun but could be much brighter.

A quasar is the extremely active state of a supermassive black hole. This quasar is powered by a gargantuan black hole 17 billion times the mass of the Sun.

For the syrup, mix some ground chili pepper to taste orange peel, 100 grams of sugar, and 100 grams of water. Bring to a boil and let it reduce to about half.

Let it cool, and then mix one measure of it in a shaker with one measure of whisky and vodka. Serve in a martini glass with an orange twist.

And there you have it. I don’t have a name for it yet - feel free to suggest one below - but it’s in honour of J0529-4351