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No garbage here, just delicious, fruity booziness.
This post was actually written by Voracious contributor Sonja Groset. But due to technical issues (read: Sonja can't

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Spody Recipe Wins VIP Tickets to Reverb Music Festival

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No garbage here, just delicious, fruity booziness.
This post was actually written by Voracious contributor Sonja Groset. But due to technical issues (read: Sonja can't operate a computer), it had to be posted by someone else.

There are certain benefits to getting older: You can have cereal for dinner, cookies for breakfast, and, and . . . that's about it. Actually, when it comes to drinking, you have acquired the wisdom to know that mixing too many types of alcohol at once will result in your head feeling like it's been squeezed by a vice grip and your tongue being as dry as sandpaper the next morning. So instead, you just drink too much of ONE type of alcohol. Look who's all smart and shit NOW!

When you're older, wiser, and a more seasoned drinker, you can of course look over the rims of your cat-eye glasses at hip, young partygoers and say, "When I was your age, Ballard was full of Norwegians, Ballard Ave. was where fishermen went to drink, The People's Pub was a real dive bar called The Vasa, and the only beer Else served at Hattie's Hat was Rainier. Those were the good old days! There was even a bowling alley--Sunset Bowl."

Mixing a fruity, boozy concoction, sneering at hipsters, and celebrating the Ballard of yore, is why the winner of our Reverb cocktail contest is "Cameo Appearance." They created a concoction using three of our sponsor beverages--as instructed--but also added other ingredients like grenadine and lemonade to mask the taste of alcohol and make it pleasing to the palates of young, unseasoned drinkers. And Cameo Appearance appealed to this whiskey-loving girl's heart by reserving the Tullamore Dew Irish whiskey just for us. While the recipe below was named a "punch," I prefer to call it what it's referred to in the local vernacular--a Spody.

Sunset "Punch" Bowl - in memoriam

(for 100)

First, in as many ice cube trays as you can find and fit into friends 'freezers, freeze various flavors of vitamin water.

New 30-gallon rubber trash can

10 (750 ml) bottles Sailor Jerry Rum

5 (750 ml) bottles light rum

6 cans orange Sparks

30-40 pounds firm fruit

12 bottles dragon fruit vitamin water

2 gallons orange juice

2 gallons pineapple juice

8 bottles Freixenet

1 gallon lemonade

2 liters grenadine (pomegranate syrup)

Vitamin-water ice cubes + plus extra regular ice if you don't have any friends!

Mix it all up in a garbage can, snaek your unsigned indie band into the old Sunset Bowl lot, rock out with your cock out, sip on shots of Tullymoore Dew while the amateurs get wasted on "punch," and discuss how much cooler Ballard was before all the condos, hipsters, and yuppies took over. . .

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