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Purple Peep-le Eater

Purple Peep-le Eater

Are you ready for this year’s Easter abomination?

Don’t get eaten by this colorful but risky drink…

  • 1 oz Chambord
  • 1 oz Frangelico
  • 1 oz Vodka
  • peep, ribbon, balloons

Chill and shake the ingredients, close your eyes and think of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

Peep Nerds in a Beer Hot Tub

Peep Nerds in a Beer Hot Tub

If you know what this means:

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then you’re qualified to have this drink. You also probably have a long beard and think a great way to spend a Saturday night is with your nose buried in a thick instruction manual for some kind of computer equipment that has a lot of blinking lights and noisy fans. In other words, you’re our kind of people!

Stop blogging about why one distribution of Linux is subtly better than another, (ahem “orders of magnitude” better than another), and chill out with a few of your favorite peeps. You know, soak the toes. Kick back a few brews. Lose the clothes and hang out with a few friends, just to see what happens.

(pssst! In case you think we’re “hatin'” on ya, here’s our nerd cred: We posted this message on “Pi Day“, March 14th… at 3:14:15pm… we’re on your side!)

Much love, from the Editor

Peep Runner

Peep Runner

When it’s the shortest day of the year, and you live in a cold climate (as your humble editors do), what are you and your peeps to do?

That’s right, it’s time for us snowbirds to migrate, so today’s peep-themed drink special is inspired by the bikers of Daytona Beach, the college parties of Fort Lauderdale, and the Vices of Miami!

Supposedly invented at some crazy Florida Tiki Bar in the 50s, this is one of those sickly-sweet drinks with no particular taste that gets mixed with all the excess flavored liqueurs behind the bar that nobody ever orders. (What, you were expecting something elegant or ‘refined’, on a website like this?)

Here’s our favorite interpretation:

  • Two cups ice
  • 1 oz light rum
  • 1 oz dark rum or aged rum
  • 1 oz Bacardi 151º to float on top
  • 1 oz pineapple juice
  • 1 oz orange juice
  • 1 oz blackberry liqueur
  • 1 oz banana liqueur
  • Splash of grenadine
  • Slice of citrus
  • PEEP!!!

Enjoy responsibly, and remember “No means No”.

Peepa-Colada

Peepa-Colada

Line up your peeps for the last rays of summer… and get ready for this fully decadent refreshment:

  • Crushed ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup pineapple chunks
  • Sliced pineapple garnish
  • Maraschino cherry garnish

Mix in blender, pour into a hollowed-out pineapple or coconut. Best enjoyed while inside a hot tub. With beautiful people, like you!

 

Peeps on the Barbie

Peeps on the Barbie

Ready for a nice long weekend? Bit of grilling, perhaps? BBQ? Juice up the old firepit? Toss some beef onto the heat? Stick an apple into a piglet’s mouth, and give it a few turns on the spit?

However you say it, we couldn’t help notice the popularity of last year’s “How to speak Australian” peepdrink… so we’ve been trying to figure out how to improve on it. All of a sudden, it hit us with a flash:

All food is better when served on a stick!

So here we go:

  • Take an unseparated row of peeps
  • Skewer it without mercy
  • Burn it like a horror movie

Enjoy with something light and refreshing!

Peepdriver

Peepdriver

A peeple-pleasing twist on a classic staple beverage – great for “Thirsty Thursday”, and especially refreshing in Spring and Summer!

  • 2oz vodka, over ice
  • 2oz fresh-squeezed O.J.
  • 1 classic peep
  • 1 stirrer to impale the peep

Abbey Peep

Abbey Peep

This beer has been through a lot. The Leffe abbey got its start in 1152 in Belgium. Since then, it was destroyed by flood in 1460. Burned down by a fire in 1466. Damaged by a passing army in 1735. Abandoned in the wake of the French Revolution of 1794… and after restarting in 1902 it recently suffered the greatest disgrace of all: It’s now Budweiser.

That’s right, it partnered with yuppie-friendly but still-actually-Belgian Stella Artois, and it is bottled and distributed by American shame-of-the-beers Anheuser-Busch.

Sad times for those who appreciate fine craftsmanship… and small solace, to know that the original abbey still receives royalties. One more great institution sold out. <sigh> In times like these, there’s only one thing we can think to do:

  • dress a peep in the finest monastic garb
  • garnish a snifter of fine abbey ale
  • consume like a fraternity pledge!

Peep-Sama Sake

Peep-Sama Sake

Think there aren’t peeps in Japan? Haven’t you seen the Shochu Peeps? It’s like an Asian invAsion around here!

Transport yourself to the Far East with a handmade origami kimono for your most favorite peep, and reminisce about a time when bushido was about more than just cosplay.

EDITORS’ NOTE: Not to complain, but you wouldn’t believe how long it took us to get this peep to behave for the photo… show us some love, eh?

Green Peepsenthe

Green Peepsenthe

The traditional drink for ear-cutting, hallucinatory, suicidal artistic types, Absenthe needs its turn through the Peep Factory.

Whether you consider the French or the Swiss to be the “original,” just be sure to use the European “real stuff.” There are some watered-down American versions with less of the trippy wormwood, the mildly psychoactive ingredient that makes it fun.

  • 2oz Absenthe
  • 1oz icewater
  • tumbler with several ice cubes
  • stir to enjoy the “luge” (transition from clear to milky-opaque)
  • do something unpredictable to the green peep

Teriyaki Shochu Peep

Teriyaki Shochu Peep

The Japanese call it “Shochu”. The Koreans call it “Soju”. Kinda like the Russians’ “Wodka”. Or the Hillbillies’ “Hootch”.

But straight distilled grain spirits by any other name would still be Peeptastic in our book!

  • 2oz Japanese Rice Liquor
  • over ice
  • 1 slice Pink Grapefruit
  • 1 skewer of impaled peeps, assorted colors

We choose to plate this with gently steamed broccoli florets, drizzled in a Yuzu Teriyaki sauce.

Blue Peep-a-Rita

Blue Peep-a-Rita

Two parts margarita, one part blue curaçao, three parts stupidity.

“Laugh it up, fuzzball!”

Hennessy Peep

Hennessy Peep

What up? What’s happening?

How come sports people think cheap brandy is a status symbol?

Make a pyramid of cheering peep-leaders, and salute your favorite idol-of-the-minute with our latest abomination.

Add a spike us trolley in

Add a spike us trolley in

Oops, was that supposed to be:

“Hit us peeps assed rail ya in?”

or

“Addle-pated braille eon?”

However you “speak Australian”, choose Fosters. Because it’s the kind of beer that can be improved by anything. Even peeps.

I mean, “This is the kind of beer that people who eat peeps would want to drink. with peeps. or something.”

Someone stop me before I get pwned by some big people.

St. Peeprick’s Day

St. Peeprick’s Day

Celebrating the day the good Saint Patrick rid the Emerald Isle of peeps…

Which Came First

Which Came First
This peeptastic creation came from the “We Love DC” blog, which I believe spotted it at the W Hotel in Washington DC (?)… link to the original site is: http://www.welovedc.com/2011/04/22/seasonal-cocktails-at-pov/

Easter is big for the W with its proximity to the White House egg roll and other festivities, so the drinks started on an Easter theme. There was the cotton-candy-blue Which Came First (blue curaçao, vanilla, and heavy cream, hot pink sugar rim – and a bright yellow Peep floating in the middle) and the Cotton Tail which featured actual cotton candy

Peep Eraser

Peep Eraser

Perfect for Memorial Day parties, this college classic never gets old. Or, if it does, I can’t seem to remember it.

  • 2 oz vodka
  • 1 oz Kahlúa
  • 1 oz club soda
  • 1 reckless peep
  • 1 drinking straw
Pour vodka into a short, wide glass.  Next is the trickiest part – with the glass on table, very gently pour in a little Kahlúa.  To get the “layer” effect, it must be added extremely gently.  The best way is to hold a spoon in the glass, just above the surface of the vodka, and pour the tequila onto the spoon, letting it trickle down.  The Kahlúa is heavier, so it will sink below the vodka.  Think “eye-dropper”, it really has to be that slow.  You may be able to use the edge of the glass to help.
Once you’ve got those two layers, do the same thing with a little bit of club soda or seltzer.  Viewed from the side, you should be able to see all three layers (the vodka will be swirly).
Don’t forget to add the peep, for moral support.
To drink this peepcoction, hold the straw vertically, lean over the glass, and put a straw all the way to the bottom.  Suck the entire drink through the straw all at once — you’ll have a great view, as the dark Kahlúa disappears and the drink turns clear.  If you do it all at once, the first thing you taste is coffee, and the club soda at the end will clear and refresh your palate.
Just don’t have too many…

Flaming Peep S’more

Flaming Peep S’more

We’ve been saving this one for a while… it’s Bailey’s, Kahlúa, and Absolut, on the rocks, with a fiery Marshmallow Peep!

don’t ask how many tries it took, to get this right…!

Do you have crazy ideas about the best things to do with peeps and alcohol?  Submit PHOTOS of your best ideas here, and get an early start on the upcoming contest we’re going to host!!!

Peepmopolitan

Peepmopolitan
  • 2oz Vodka
  • 1oz Cointreau
  • 1oz Cranberry
  • splash of OJ
  • splash of Rose’s Lime
  • 1 very sophisticated marshmallow peep
Mix as a martini, add pretense, garnish with peep.

Peep Sebastian

Peep Sebastian
  • 2oz Wray & Nephew’s 151°
  • 1oz Chambord
  • 1oz Blue Curaçao
  • splash of cranberry
  • 1 marshmallow peep
  • numerous piercings
In honor of our goth friends at Absolution, we present this overproof overpierced special… Imbibe with caution, and away from open flames!

Ear Royale (Valentines Day option #2)

Ear Royale (Valentines Day option #2)
  • 5oz Champagne
  • 1tsp Crème de Cassis
  • 1 Pink Rabbit Peep

Just use the tiniest dash of Cassis; the currant syrup is so strong it can easily overpower the drink.  Best to first pour the Champers, then tilt the glass and gently let just about a half-teaspoon of it slide to the bottom.

Mixed properly, the colors should transition beautifully from the bottom to the top.

Normally I am of the Cult of the One True Peep (yellow chick), and I really don’t acknowledge Apocryphal False Peeps (other colors or animals)… but for V-Day I thought the Kir Royale was just too perfect a drink, and it needed a proper peep-friendly equivalent. (counterpeep?)

Enjoy!  And remember to send us your own inventions: http://peepdrinks.com/contribute