Thursday, May 24, 2012

Why 'Fan Fiction'?

We’ve gotten some questions as to why we’ve named our new cocktail series ‘Fan Fiction.’ So, here’s our explanation: 

For those of you that don’t know, fanfiction is a term (art form) that gained popularity in the 1960s when fans of the then-popular - and now iconic - Star Trek began creating and sharing their own stories within that fictional universe and using the rules of their favorite tv show.

Today, fanfiction encompasses a huge publishing market (of the internet). Super fans write about everything from Star Trek to Harry Potter, Twilight to Shaun White. Yep, Shaun White. Oh, and that Shades of Grey series that everyone is reading under their covers? That started out as Twilight fanfiction.

Have we gotten too nerdy for you? Because it’s about to get nerdier. As much as some folks geek out over Sci Fi, that’s how much we geek out over cocktails. We love them. We love talking about them, drinking them, mixing them and comparing notes on our ‘best riffs.’ It’s our version of fanfiction. We’re following the original intent of the recipe, but we’re throwing in our own twist. 

So get ready to geek out with us on Memorial (Day) Night, when we get really nerdy over Ted Haigh’s Vintage Spirits and Forgotten Cocktails. We’ll be showing off our versions of classics that have re-surged in popularity as well as some showstoppers that remain under the radar. Cocktail enthusiasts or amateur PBR-ers, nerds or ‘too cool for schools’ - everyone is welcome.

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