drInkpunks: Cheers to You All!

So for the last couple of years, I’ve been putting my amateur mixology skills to use for the good of the Inkpunks. For their birthdays, each Inkpunk got a custom-crafted cocktail from me, along with a card and a recipe. It was a way for me to practice my skills, of course, but more than that, it was a way for me to express my deep affection for this group of gals and guys who have been the most excellent of friends and colleagues.

I wondered what sort of cocktail I might create for myself, but I have so many favorites to chose from among the old classics (Manhattans, Negronis, and Sazeracs, oh my!) that I just couldn’t find a way to improve on them. Well, as it turns out, I didn’t have to.

My birthday was last week, and the Inkpunks honored me with a creation of their own: The InkEasy. Developed by Wendy Wagner, and tested repeatedly on John Remy, the InkEasy is a hot toddy style of cocktail, perfect on a chilly winters’ day or when battling a cold. And it’s my new favorite drink.

I was completely overwhelmed, and that was before I had a couple. Thank you, dear Inkpunks, it is the perfect gift.

I don’t really have any writing advice this time, but I do have a wish for you: May you all find your own community to love and support you not only in your writing, but in all aspects of your life. Writing is such a solitary profession, but we all get by with a little help from our friends.

Cheers to you, and may your 2013 be full of dear friends.

 

Pinkhaven

The Inkpunks & Friends: Unveiling the Pinkhaven (Christie’s birthday cocktail)  at WFC 2011

 

Galen, John, and Erika at WHC 2011

Galen, John, and Erika at WHC 2011

Jaym, Sandra, Andy at WHC 2011

Jaym, Sandra, Andy at WHC 2011

Adam toasts with Sake!

Adam toasts with Sake!

 

Carrie shares essential con provisions

Carrie shares essential con provisions

Wendy and Sandra's first drink together!

Wendy and Sandra’s first drink together!

Andy enjoys his first Ink Easy

Andy enjoys his first Ink Easy

 

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  • http://twitter.com/wnwagner Wendy Wagner

    This has made me a bit misty-eyed!

  • Nicole Feldringer

    What a lovely post. Cheers!