A message from your playa bars: **BRING MIXERS!!**

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A message from your playa bars: **BRING MIXERS!!**

Postby junglesmacks » Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:54 am

As most of you know, every year around Thursday-Friday and sometimes sooner.. the mixers start getting scarce. The half empty plastic bottles of gut rot vodka start piling up.. liquor is usually abundant.. but mixers.. not so much.


So, this year.. when you're doing your shopping.. throw in an extra gallon or five of Gatorade.. extra flat of cans of energy drink/soda/whatever.. a few cans of concentrated juice with extra water jugs.. whatever..

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING EXTRA MIXERS FOR YOUR FAVORITE BARS!!
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Postby junglesmacks » Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:24 am

**BUMP**




Don't forget mixers on your planning list!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby CornMan » Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:18 pm

Our camp has discussed this before, but I'll bring up again that it's a good idea for each camp member to bring a few 2-liter bottles of mixer to gift to bars they visit. It's good to gift booze to the bars until Wed or Thurs, and then switch to gifting mixer.
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Postby Martiansky » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:12 pm

I usually drink beer so Im not well versed on what kind of mixers bars might need.
Do you have any pointers as to what kinds of mixers might be needed?
Thanks!
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Postby 9ah » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:30 pm

Seltzer water for those of us that like the fizz, but not the flavor or extra calories! ;)

Any type of Coca-Cola or Pepsi/Sprite would work.
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Postby CornMan » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:28 pm

We mount a brass bell onto the vertical EMT pole near our bar. We ring it each time somebody makes a donation.
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Postby Hondovious » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:49 pm

I usually just drink soda water with my liquor, and was given a soda stream this year for Xmas. I think I will be bringing it out to the playa this year as well to keep in my yurt :) They work great, and turn water into soda water in seconds. Unlimited supply.
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Postby Martiansky » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:33 am

Hondovious wrote:I usually just drink soda water with my liquor, and was given a soda stream this year for Xmas. I think I will be bringing it out to the playa this year as well to keep in my yurt :) They work great, and turn water into soda water in seconds. Unlimited supply.
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What a great idea!
Does the soda last for awhile before it goes flat or do you have to drink it up quick?
Ive seen them on tv and wondered how well they worked.
Now we've got first hand intel! :D
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Postby junglesmacks » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:35 am

I have many, many friends with this and they swear by it. In fact.. a good friend in NYC that I stay with on trips there will be using this thing throughout the day and I have that *squish*squish*HONK* sound still ringing in my ears..

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Hondovious wrote:I usually just drink soda water with my liquor, and was given a soda stream this year for Xmas. I think I will be bringing it out to the playa this year as well to keep in my yurt :) They work great, and turn water into soda water in seconds. Unlimited supply.
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What a great idea!
Does the soda last for awhile before it goes flat or do you have to drink it up quick?
Ive seen them on tv and wondered how well they worked.
Now we've got first hand intel! :D
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 8:43 am

Martiansky wrote:What a great idea!
Does the soda last for awhile before it goes flat or do you have to drink it up quick?
Ive seen them on tv and wondered how well they worked.
Now we've got first hand intel! :D


You can seal the bottles after you carbonate it, but they will eventually go flat, especially if you open them a lot.

BTW, this seems to only work on water, not drinks... I've tried to carbonate flat beer and fruit juice and it usually ended with a foamy fountain spraying everywhere in my kitchen. :D

The CO2 canister lasts a pretty long time, but if you're going to be serving a lot of drinks might want to bring a few of them.

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Postby 9ah » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:08 am

I've heard great things about those. I asked someone about their's and she said they make a litre of seltzer water (club soda) a day and each filter lasts about a month... Anyone ever brought one to the playa?
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Postby Hondovious » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:22 am

They don't require power, which is great. Just a battery for the LEDs depending on your model. There are two sizes of CO2 canisters you can get. One makes 30L and the other makes 60L of soda water.

Yes, only do water to carbonate, you can flavor after with little syrup packets they sell or fruit juice. If you try to carbonate something other than water you will have a fountain. I don't bother with anything other than the occasional squeeze of lime in mine. Carbonation lasts quite a while as long you keep it sealed. It only makes 1L at a time, no bigger bottle options, so you will go through it quickly and can just make another :)

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Postby canexplain » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:38 am

Sometimes I want to beat myself for being so lazy. I bought one of those weeks b4 xmas for the holiday drinks. It's still in the box. Maybe today hey.......
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Postby Martiansky » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:48 am

canexplain wrote:Sometimes I want to beat myself for being so lazy. I bought one of those weeks b4 xmas for the holiday drinks. It's still in the box. Maybe today hey.......



Now you've got a place to use it and it runs on batteries!
WOOHOO!


Just wondering, I suppose it will only work with the special bottles, huh?
If you want a few different mixers at one time then you'll have bring extras.
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Postby Hondovious » Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:53 am

Martiansky wrote:
canexplain wrote:Sometimes I want to beat myself for being so lazy. I bought one of those weeks b4 xmas for the holiday drinks. It's still in the box. Maybe today hey.......



Now you've got a place to use it and it runs on batteries!
WOOHOO!


Just wondering, I suppose it will only work with the special bottles, huh?
If you want a few different mixers at one time then you'll have bring extras.


Yes. You can get extra CO2 and bottles for it online or at places like Bed Bath and Beyond. Mine came with one and I bought 2 extra.

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Postby canexplain » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:06 am

You guys just made my day. I know you can't gift yourself into the Playa community (or at least with people I would want to be know). We do generally gift at most of the fests we go to but it is usually bowls and or beads. The Playa doesn't seem to be the place for that type of moop. I'll just bring my selzer thingy and a bunch of co2 carts. Yeepee. :idea:
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Postby Savannah » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:22 am

canexplain wrote:You guys just made my day. I know you can't gift yourself into the Playa community (or at least with people I would want to be know). We do generally gift at most of the fests we go to but it is usually bowls and or beads. The Playa doesn't seem to be the place for that type of moop. I'll just bring my selzer thingy and a bunch of co2 carts. Yeepee. :idea:


Fantastic idea!

There IS jewelry gifting, for sure, but there tends to be a fetish for the meaningful or useful . . . figures of the Man & the year, or tools or small lights as pendants.
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Postby Earthwalker » Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:31 am

I remember reading this last year and have placed it in a vault deep in my memory. I don't imbibe in alcoholic beverages myself, but I like gifting, so I'll bring a bunch of mixers to the bars so they can deliver delicious concoctions to you drunken fools. Maybe gatorade so I can drink it straight if needed. I'll bring red bulls but probably will give thos out on an individual basis. That ish is expensive homey
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:24 pm

Martiansky wrote:I usually drink beer so Im not well versed on what kind of mixers bars might need.
Do you have any pointers as to what kinds of mixers might be needed?
Thanks!

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Postby mytripod » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:13 pm

I'll bring an extra bottle of spicy bloody mary mix.

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Postby Elorrum » Thu Feb 28, 2013 5:30 pm

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Martiansky wrote:I usually drink beer so Im not well versed on what kind of mixers bars might need.
Do you have any pointers as to what kinds of mixers might be needed?
Thanks!

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Postby VultureChow » Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:08 am

I brought some random juices last year and they were well received at all bars. I'm going for Goya nectars this year.
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Postby Savannah » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:59 am

I like grapefruit juice, pear, guava, mango and lime.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:08 am

*Note to self: Make Savannah some sort of tropical vodka this year...*
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Postby Savannah » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:12 am

Zing!
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Postby junglesmacks » Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:24 am

*drool*
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Postby Elorrum » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:11 am

I bring what I would want to drink as my non-alcoholic beverage, 7up, tonic water, ginger ale, fruit juice, then what I don't gift (and I don't usually gift as much as I bring, since I don't visit many bars) I leave with the DPW on my way out of the city.
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Postby Turtleburp » Sun Mar 03, 2013 1:56 pm

In recognition of all your snark JS I will bring you a mixer alright!

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Postby junglesmacks » Sun Mar 03, 2013 2:49 pm

That begs the question: What shall we mix the mixer with?



I have ideas.



Delicious.. ideas..




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