POPL Cocktail Hour

POPL 2021 is open for business on Clowdr! The synchronous band is in the afternoon and evening in Central European Time (CET = UTC+1). I live outside LA, which is UTC-8… so the POPL happy hours at 10:30am start a little early even for me.

So far as I know, this is the first POPL with a paper named after a cocktail. Accordingly, I’ve decide to host a POPL Cocktail Hour on Wednesday, January 20th at 5pm Pacific Time (PT = UTC-8). We’ll be meeting in the Clowdr break room. (You need to be registered to attend, but it’s not too late!)

I’ll be making the official POPL Cocktail, “Nordic Summer”. I got the recipe from the Moody Mixologist, but here it is:

  • 2oz aquavit
  • 1oz Aperol
  • 1oz lime juice (fresh, natch)

Add ice to a shaker, shake ingredients until it’s quite cold (i.e., it hurts to hold a metal shake), and then strain into a chilled coupe. Skål!

I think it’d be great with a variety of substitutions—Capelletti or Campari or even Punt e Mes would do well instead of Aperol, and you can sub lemon for lime. I bet it’d be good long (i.e., with soda on top).

Here’s another one I came up with, which I’m calling the “Copenhagen Sour”:

  • 3/4oz lemon juice
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/4oz aquavit (okay, mine is made in Pasadena)
  • 1/4oz Cherry Heering (made in Copenhagen)
  • 3/4oz simple syrup

Dry shake the juice and egg white (i.e., no ice). Add ice, aquavit, Cherry Heering, and simple syrup and shake hard. Double strain into a frosty coupe.

Please join me for a tipple if you can—and bring your own recipes to share!

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