Ypsilanti Mega Puke

megapuke2So, earlier this evening, I was sitting around the house, and it occurred to me that it would be nice to have a cool, refreshing drink. On hot days like this, I generally gravitate toward the gin and tonic, but today I felt like something different. And, after spending a few minutes fruitlessly looking around Google for a good summer drink recipe, I decided to put something up on Facebook. My hope was that maybe one or two friends would suggest drinks fitting my criteria – easy to drink, not too sweet, refreshing on hot day, and possibly containing fruit/berries – but the response was much larger than I had anticipated. At last count, I think there were about 24 suggestions. And it got me wondering if perhaps it might be possible to attempt them all (a lot of them sound really good) in some limited period of time. And it may be a terrible idea – please tell me if it is – but I had this thought that I could maybe get others involved too. The idea would be to recruit a group of 24 people (or teams), each willing to take on one of the drinks, and then get together to exchange beverages at a rate of about one per hour. (I’m envisioning an event running 10:00 to 10:00 on a Saturday and Sunday.) Anyway, I thought that I’d throw it out there and see if anyone found the idea interesting enough to pursue… And, we wouldn’t have to call it the Ypsi Mega Puke, but I thought that it had a nice ring to it. (I think the pukage could be kept to a minimum if we were to keep drinks relatively small, and cluster them in such a way that we weren’t always jumping back and forth between different types of alcohol. If we wanted, we could even travel on foot to a different location for each round.)

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  1. Posted July 15, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Permalink

    Here’s the Facebook thread.

    Jamie Krake Cape Codders-Vodka and Cran with a squeeze of fresh lime.
    6 hours ago · Like ·

    Becca Keating tequila on the rocks with lime or muddled strawberries, vodka, a bit of soda and touch of simple syrup. or there’s always vino verde.
    6 hours ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard These are better ideas… I was going to give in and try Firefly sweet tea vodka, mixed with lemonade. I think it would have been too sweet, though.
    6 hours ago · Like ·

    Steven Cherry Vodka Collins or Tom Collins if you’re into gin.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard My old standby for years has been gin and tonic. I wanted to try something new, though. Tom Collins could be a nice change of pace.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Patti Smith Somewhere I have a recipe for a slushie made with lemonade, orange juice and vodka (I think it was vodka). You make the slush and then mix it with Vernors or ginger ale to drink…delicious and not too sweet!
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Stella Magdalen Fizzy Gimlet. Vodka gimlet served tall, on the rocks, topped with soda water.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Steven Cherry If you don’t know about the Tom Collins hoax:

    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Beth Bashert Manhattans are a favorite of ours. Winter or summer, the sweet of the vernouth with the cherries is the best.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Manbook Facehood Ypsi Fizz!
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Rebeccah Maynard How about your old favorite….Skinny girl margarita. Xoxo. See you soon
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Anne Shapiro Belini with fresh peach juice.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Reba Rabenstein The Tokyo Highball (1 part soju to 3 parts [pale] ginger beer (NOT ginger ale)) is my favorite summer drink. But Moscow Mules (replace soju with vodka, otherwise same as above) are good too.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Patrick Elkins oooh, I forgot about the Ypsi Fizz! Pimm’s Cup is another summer CLASSIC …
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Jenny Murphy Salty dog-1 part ice, 1 part vodka, 1 part ruby red or reg grapefruit juice.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Jan Eggers My parents used to make mint juleps, with crushed ice and fresh mint from the garden. I don’t dig that sort of drink, but they loved them.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Jim Damron tequila and orange juice (I call it a poor man’s margarita)
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Neal Lao What about a Clementine?
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Annie Palmer an annie palmer. lemonade + sweet tea and bourbon with a mint sprig. substitute mike’s hard lemonade and or/twisted tea if you wanna get super classy.
    5 hours ago · Like ·

    Lisa Gottlieb gin, lemon juice, simple syrup. tons of ice.
    4 hours ago · Like ·

    Steve Hughes Shot in a beer
    4 hours ago · Like ·

    Robert Taliercio Jr. I’d try a Boulevardier.
    4 hours ago · Like ·

    Julie Dietrich Abuelsamid recently tried a shandy for the first time. lemonade and beer. surprisingly good.
    3 hours ago · Like ·

    Peter Baker Horse Necks, with bourbon.
    3 hours ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard Thank you, dear friends. This will keep us busy for the next several months.
    3 hours ago · Like ·

    Eric Lagergren Your sponsor said you need to give him a call.
    3 hours ago · Like ·

    Susan Cybulski Limoncella, Absolut and San Pellerino on ice.
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Ian Fulcher whoa. 3 hours = 27 comments. nice
    but ferreal, sir: 1 part sapphire, 2 parts nant. nectar PLUM.
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Alicia Farmer I always return to the gin and tonic with a twist of lime for the perfect summer drink.
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Brad Hodgins Lots of ice, one part vodka, three parts Simply Lemonade with Rasberry, one lemon wedge. Perfect.
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Emily Rose Kostrzewa Gin, lemonade and grenadine. I call it the Pinky Tuscadero. Sangria is also fun to make.
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Gillian Fassel the southside–gin, lemon juice, simple syrup, muddled mint, seltzer
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Mark Dickson The DickSack: Vodka + pomegranate juice + fizzy water
    2 hours ago · Like ·

    Susan Gilchrist Grapefruit gimlet? Sangria is also very yummy.
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard Fuck… I wonder if I could try all of these in a 24 hour period.
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Mark Dickson This is my kind of challenge! Let me know if/when you’re up for it..
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard Seriously, if we got 24 people, and assigned each one a drink, I think we could do it.
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard And we could do it over a weekend, in two 12-hour shifts.
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Mark Maynard We could call it the Ypsilanti Mega Puke.
    about an hour ago · Like ·

    Natalie Holbrook Ha.
    32 minutes ago · Like ·

    Dan Richardson Tom Collins, dude.
    7 minutes ago · Like ·

  2. Posted July 15, 2010 at 11:00 pm | Permalink

    Just stop. You had me at “mega puke”.
    Just please not weekend of August 14-15 as I will be seeing my best friends from high school for the first time in 20 years!
    (J/k, don’t base it on me but I would like to be there :))

  3. Stella M
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    No one gave the actual recipe for the Ypsi Fizz. Do tell. Unless it’s on a need to know basis…

  4. Mike Shecket
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    Don’t forget the Bitch Awesome with stones!

  5. Knox
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    It should be held on the bridge between downtown and Depot Town, and instead of happening over 24 hours, it should happen over 24 minutes. And people, if they have to puke, should do so into the river. It would be beautiful. Like a rainbow.

  6. Rex
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I don’t use the facebook, but my favorite cocktail lately has been scotch, lime, and good ginger ale.
    I use a blended scotch, like cutty sark.

  7. Andy
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 10:33 am | Permalink

    It is my duty to participate in this

  8. Jamie
    Posted July 16, 2010 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Count me in!

  9. Anonymatt
    Posted July 17, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    I like Singapore Slings. The recipe has a lot of ingredients, but you just have to measure them and mix them up. The result is certainly easy to drink, it has a pineapple-cherry flavor with medicinal notes from the gin, bitters, and Benedictine

    8 parts Gin (I like Tanqueray 10 or Bluecoat, if you can get it. Or use your favorite (Bombay Sapphire?))
    4 parts Heering Cherry Liqueur (Kirsch can be used)
    1 part Cointreau
    1 part Benedictine liqueur (not B&B)
    16 parts pineapple juice
    6 parts lemon juice (you’re supposed to use fresh squeezed, I find ReaLemon OK)
    2 parts Grenedine

    For a single serving, use 1 part=1 tsp and 1 dash of bitters. I usually mix up a pitcher with 1 part=1 oz and 6 dashes of bitters. Serve over ice and garnish with maraschino cherry and fresh pineapple, if desired. I’m usually too lazy to deal with the garnish after the first one.

    If you have a gallon-sized container and a bunch of friends, you can mix up a batch with 1 part=3 oz (18 dashes bitters). You can use a standard 46 oz can of pineapple juice only rather than open another container for 2 more oz.


  10. Posted October 12, 2010 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    This is the first thing that comes up when one Googles “megapuke.”

  11. Keterring
    Posted November 20, 2010 at 10:49 am | Permalink

    Did anything ever come of this?

  12. Carroll B. Merriman
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 6:09 am | Permalink

    WE MUST DOz THIS iN 2011!!!!

  13. Posted December 30, 2010 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    There aren’t as many bars in Ypsi now as there once were. And people don’t have as much money these days. Maybe we should just all meet in the park with a couple 40s each.

  14. HR Fin
    Posted June 21, 2011 at 11:49 am | Permalink

    Must do this.

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