Wow. That was the first thing I said when I found out that I had been elected to the Drupal Association Board. The next thought was how much trust the Drupal community has put in me. I'm honored to be elected. Thank you. I also want to thank my fellow nominees, who all stepped forward with passion and great ideas. It was a joy to be on the "meet the candidate" discussions with them, and I would have been thrilled had one of them been elected in my place.
The Drupal Association (DA) At-large Board seat is now open for voting. The polls will remain open through March 20th. (Note: I couldn't find this written down, but I believe this means until 11:59pm UTC on the the 20th.) To be eligible to vote, you need to have a Drupal.org account already, and to have logged into it at least once in the last year.
A week ago I stepped up and nominated myself for the Drupal Association (DA) At-large Board position. This wasn't a decision I made lightly, and I'm very excited to see so many other people have nominated themselves as well. There are 24 people up for the vote, which bodes well for a strong community. I think a lot of people in the Drupal community don't actually understand the board and this election process.
The fifth drink in the list I'm working through, is one that I've actually never ordered, and I can't tell you if I've even ever had one. I've combined two very similar ones here, based on the main ingredient, Coke. I'm talking about the highball classics Rum and Coke (aka Cuba Libre) and Bourbon and Coke (aka Jack and Coke).
The lovely number four in our top ten list is the Margarita. Tequila isn't found in so many of the older classic cocktails, and apparently while the Margarita has existed since the 30s (or 40s or 50s, depending on which origin story you roll with), it didn't become well known until the groovy 70s. It's a very simple recipe that is in the same sours class as the Daiquiri and the Sidecar.
A little while ago I did a post on gin and tonic being a very popular highball. I have one other cocktail in my repertoire that uses tonic, and so I got to wondering if people use tonic for anything other than G&Ts these days. It seems like a waste of a good mixer to not branch out. Of course, you can also simply mix another spirit, like vodka or whiskey, with tonic water as well, but that's not what I mean. The most common thing I found was a plethora of variations on a classic G&T.
I follow quite a few cocktail bloggers (shocking, right?), and so I've come across Mixology Monday (MxMo) regularly. MxMo is a monthly cocktail challenge. It is quite similar to the Daring Kitchen cooking I used to do, although it is much less restrictive. With MxMo, someone picks a general theme, and you get to run wild with it.
Ah, the Old Fashioned. I'm so pleased that this came in as number three in my cocktail poll. This drink is much more my style than highballs. The Old Fashioned name came about in the 1880s, but comes from much earlier in the century. Originally in the early 1800s there was a newfangled drink called a "cocktail," which involved adding a little sweetener and some bitters to your shot of liquor. This was the extent of the original definition of a cocktail.
The second most popular drink in my cocktail poll is the Gin and Tonic. This is some classic stuff, which you can find everywhere today. It's a refreshing highball drink that takes advantage of the interesting flavor profile of tonic water. Like the bucks I looked at previously, it's an easy drink to make, assuming you have tonic water lying around.
In my little informal poll of what's popular to drink, the Dark 'N' Stormy and the Moscow Mule, combined, came out on top. If you think about it, the ginger beer connection between the Dark 'n' Stormy and the Moscow Mule is obvious. So, I'm looking at both of these drinks together in the larger "ginger beer drinks" context.