I is for Ink Martini #1

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Ingredients

Ink Martini Ingredients

  • Gin (should be Tanqueray, is Gordons)
  • Blue Cuarcao (well why not, it’s there)
  • Napoleon Mandarin (should be Peach Schnapps, isn’t)
  • Cranberry Juice

Method

Shake with ice. Pour.

The Result

Ink Martini
Not quite as inky as I’d hoped for but quite a pleasing colour. I’m having to imagine what it would be like with the Peach Scnhapps. Not as over powered by Mandarin I would imagine, as that is the main thing I’m getting from this. It’s okay, but won’t be rushing to make it again. I’d describe it more as a number two. Shame.

H is for Highland Sling

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When Monday has given you a kicking, a sling seems highly appropriate. Looking for an “H” and finding that I had all the pre requisites for this cheeky little number, I managed to get it made up before the Mrs got home!

Ingredients

Highland Sling Ingredients

  • Bells Whiskey
  • Galliano
  • Apricot Brandy
  • Apple Juice
  • Cranberry Juice

 

Admittedly it was a “better” brand of Scotch requested but as I had some I thought what the hey. It says something about hte state of my drinks cabinet now that all I had to head out and get was the juice.
Here it is in all it’s pre-mix glory!

Method

Dead simple, as are all the ones I go for – shake together with ice. I should have put more ice in the glass as it turns out.

The Result

Finished  article - in a Sling

Ah – isn’t it pretty! Lovely and fruity. The scotch is obviously the overpowering taste in the whole thing but the Galliano and other fruit-based accompaniments balance it out nicely. Fruity punch with a nice mellow Scoth after-taste. Would make again!

First Angular Project

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squareThought I’d post this up as I’ve spent time on it and it’s good to have my code examples up somewhere to look at when I need to.

This is the result of a job test I was required to do, the remit being to show lists of pages on a theoretical website with their load time in milliseconds and show it in a graph form. Not having done much work with graphing before and making some baby steps into the world of Angular I figured if I was going to be giving up my time to do this, I may as well learn as I went.

I used the excellent Dan Wahlin tutorial as a jumping off point for the project, adapting where needed and having done a bit of research saw that pablojim had written an angular directive for high-charts which were very pretty. See also the jsFiddle.

The final app is here.

And you can check it out on github here.

Enjoy.