doctor who week and a few doctor who themed drinks


[It’s Doctor Who week at Crafty Sundries in Gallifreyan]

I am a big fan of Doctor Who. I used to watch it in the 80s with my dad. In fact, my parents still remind me that when the theme music started playing, I would drop what I was doing and run into the living room to watch with him. I kinda lost track of it until a couple of years ago when I discovered the new rebooted version. I was hooked, and have re-watched the new series over and over again. I also went back and watched all of the classic Who episodes that are available on Netflix.

For those that don’t know Doctor Who, here is a little back story. The Doctor travels around through space and time in his time machine, which is called the TARDIS [Time and Relative Dimension in Space]. It looks like a 1960s British police box, but that is only because its chameleon circuit broke and it got stuck that way. It is bigger on the inside, and houses a library, a pool, and a ton of other cool stuff. It is alive (and kinda sassy), and TARDISs are grown, not made. The Doctor is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, but due to a war with the Time Lord’s biggest enemy, the Daleks, the planet of Gallifrey is no more, which means that he is the last one left. This hasn’t always been the case, and happened sometime in the break between the 8th and 9th Doctor. To cope with his aloneness, he usually travels with humans, who are mostly youngish British ladies. Together they go around and save earth and the universe from various alien attacks. The Doctor prefers non-violence, and refuses to carry a gun/weapons. The only thing that the he does carry is a sonic screwdriver. It allows him to do a variety of things like open doors, or make things happen. If you want a full list of what the sonic does, you can check it out here. Instead of dying, he can regenerate, which allows him to reform into someone new. This is also how the show has been running for 50 years. Since the beginning there have been 11 different Doctors. They also just announced the end of the 11th doctor, and who would play the 12th doctor.  Each one is different, with a new face and a new personality. On Saturday, BBC is airing their 50th anniversary special, hence the reason for Doctor Who week here. Two of the Doctors (10 and 11) are joining forces, which I am really, really excited about because it means that return of David Tennant, Doctor 10, who is my favorite Doctor.

Before my sister moved out of NYC, we discovered that there was a bar in Brooklyn, named The Way Station, that had a TARDIS bathroom. We knew that we had to go at least once, so I took the train up on a Sunday afternoon. It turned out to be a very cool steampunk bar that not only had  a TARDIS bathroom (which was bigger on the inside), but also boasted Doctor Who themed drinks. We both enjoyed a few Sonic Screwdrivers. I’ve since recreated them at home, which is what I am sharing today. The sonic screwdriver also changes when the Doctor regenerates, so are two different versions. Both are pretty sweet, but due to the amount of melon liquor in 11’s, it is by far sweeter than 10, which can also be said about the Doctors.

10th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver

  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Citron
  • 1/2 oz Blue Curacao
  • Orange juice

Add ice to a high ball glass, and pour the vodka and curacao over it. Top with orange juice, and stir to combine.

11th Doctor’s Sonic Screwdriver 

  • 1 1/2 oz Absolut Citron
  • 1 1/2 oz melon liqour // I used Midori
  • Orange juice

Add ice to a high ball glass, and pour the vodka and melon liquor over it. Top with orange juice, and stir to combine.


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