Siglocktail 11-30-2020: St. Germain Cocktail

You guys, you guys you guys!!!! Today is Scott’s birthday, so we’re making a fave drink of his! (And we put up our Christmas Tree! Yay! And you can see just a bit of the Tiny Bar™!! in this video!)

Scott prefers good single malt scotch, or Bud Light most of the time. (Yes, I […]

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #43 Q & A Part 2

This is Part II of the NOCTURNAL Throwback Q&A. We say goodbye forever to this storied tale of the Siglerverse and move on to GFL Book VI, THE GANGSTER, next week.

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Siglocktail 11-23-2020: the Sazerac

We end whiskey month with the New Orleans favorite, the Sazerac.

Made with rye whiskey, this one uplevels a bit with an absinthe wash of the glass.

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SAZERAC RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 1 cube sugar
  • 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters
  • 1 1/2 to 3 ounces rye whiskey (to taste)
  • 1/4 ounce ​anise liqueur
  • Garnish: lemon twist

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Chill an old-fashioned glass by filling it with ice. Let it sit while you prepare the rest of the drink.
  • In a mixing glass, soak the sugar cube with the bitters and muddle to crush the cube.
  • Add the rye whiskey and stir.
  • Discard the ice in the chilled glass.
  • Rinse it with absinthe: Pour a small amount into the glass, swirl it around, then discard the liquid.
  • Pour the whiskey mixture into the absinthe-rinsed glass.
  • Squeeze the lemon twist above the glass, then rest it on the rim.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #42 Epilogue

It’s been a long lonely, lonely, lonely time since we originally released NOCTURNAL (as in 13 years!), and we forgot all about the oh-so-bloody epilogue. So here it is, in its red-stained glory. Loopholes closed, characters dispatched, and seeds sown for a someday sequel.

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Siglocktail 11-16-2020: Lynchburg Lemonade

Last week I mentioned the weather had turned wintery here is SoCal, but as I write this post it’s 90 degrees outside, so I’m leaning back into summer this week for this drink!

This week’s Siglocktail is a Lynchburg Lemonade.

Named after the town where Jack Daniels is made, but created in Alabama, the Lynchberg Lemonade is a easy, refreshing cocktail. It’s got lots of fresh lemon, but isn’t overly sour or bitter. Instead, the brightness of the lemon blends well with the complexities of the whiskey.

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LYNCHBURG LEMONADE RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 ounces Tennessee whiskey
  • 1 ounce triple sec
  • 1 ounce lemon juice
  • 4 ounces lemon-lime soda
  • Lemon slices
  • cubed ice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Pour the whiskey, triple sec, and lemon juice into a collins glass and add ice.
  • Top with soda.
  • Stir well and add lemon slices.
  • Serve and enjoy.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback
Episode #41 Q & A Part 1

Scott takes questions from the Junkies regarding NOCTURNAL Throwback, the GFL, and all things Siglerism. This audio was recorded live on a SIGLERinPLACE livestream, so expect the bumps and bruises due any brawler once said brawler is committed to the ground & pound. No performance-enhancing drugs were used on this cast. Except Scotch. Scotch was used.

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SPACEBALLS

StorySmack Episode #54

SPACEBALLS review on StorySmackScott and A discuss this 1987 parody/comedy/classic. Join us and get your Schwarz on!

SPACEBALLS synopsis:
In a distant galaxy, planet Spaceball has depleted its air supply, leaving its citizens reliant on a product called “Perri-Air.” In desperation, Spaceball’s leader President Skroob (Mel Brooks) orders the evil Dark Helmet (Rick Moranis) to kidnap Princess Vespa (Daphne Zuniga) of oxygen-rich Druidia and hold her hostage in exchange for air. But help arrives for the Princess in the form of renegade space pilot Lone Starr (Bill Pullman) and his half-man, half-dog partner, Barf (John Candy).

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Siglocktail 11-10-2020: the Mint Julep

The weather has finally turned in Southern California. I was expecting to have some form of autumn, but it went from 88 degrees last Thursday to in the low 60s today. This week’s drink might have been more suited to the hotter weather, but we’ll soldier on!

This week’s Siglocktail is the Mint Julep.

Famous around the world for being the preferred cup to have at the Kentucky Derby, it normally comes in a stainless steel cup. I didn’t have those, but the drink is still tasty anyway, so don’t let that stop you either!

Livestream is tonight at 6pm PST and we’ll be toasting with these. Feel free to make this one (send us pics here if you do!) but as ever, you drink whatever you like best, or nothing at all, no worries!

MINT JULEP RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 4 to 5 mint leaves
  • 2 sugar cubes (or 1/2 ounce simple syrup) [Production note: I used superfine sugar in the video, but will likely use simple syrup moving forward!]
  • 2 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey
  • Garnish: mint sprig

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Place the mint leaves and sugar or simple syrup into a Julep cup, Collins glass, or double old-fashioned glass.
  • Muddle to well combine both ingredients.
  • Add bourbon or rye to glass.
  • Stir well, to dissolve sugar and mix ingredients.
  • Add crushed ice and stir until your cup frosts.
  • Garnish with mint sprigs.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #40

It all comes down to humans vs. monsters. Who will come out on top? Find out in the conclusion of NOCTURNAL.

Our next podcast novel will be GFL Book VI: THE GANGSTER. We will start that on either November 22, 2020, or November 28, 2020.

We hope you dug the throwback!

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MOUNT FITZ ROY audiobook pre-order!

MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II of the Sun Symbol series by #1 NYT bestselling novelist Scott Sigler

MOUNT FITZ ROY by #1 New York Times bestseller Scott Sigler It… is… alive! Click here to pre-order MOUNT FITZ ROY!

MOUNT FITZ ROY, the sequel to EARTHCORE, is now available for pre-order from Audible. Ray Porter (the narrator of EARTHCORE and the actor who plays Darkseid on the JUSTICE LEAGUE movie) is the narrator.

  • Publication date: December 3, 2020.
  • This book is over 29 hours long! Helluva deal.
  • MOUNT FITZ ROY is only available as an Audible Original until December 3, 2021.
  • If you’re annoyed at that, we get you, there’s business reasons we made this choice, and we list those reasons down below.
  • If you don’t have an Audible account, though, you can get the audiobook for free. Click here to learn more.
  • This series is now called the “Sun Symbol Series.” EARTHCORE is Book 1, MOUNT FITZ ROY is Book II. We don’t know if there will ever bee a Book III. Right now, the series is a two-book duology.
  • Yes, it took me fifteen frickin’ years to get this done. Thank you for your patience!

Why Audio Only? 

We know this will upset some fans. Let us explain the reason why we’re going this route.

We’ve been in the podcast/audiobook/print business for 15 years now. A lot has changed. When we started, podcasts weren’t on iTunes, the Kindle hadn’t even come out, eBooks weren’t a thing, and Audible was only beginning to ascend to industry dominance. (click dat “continue reading” link below to get the rest of the info)

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Siglocktail 11-05-2020: the Old Fashioned

It’s a new day, it’s a new dawn, and I’m feeling like whiskey drinks this month!

We’ll be having whiskey Siglocktails all month, starting with a tried-and-true recipe: the Old Fashioned.

Named in the 1880s, you’d think this would be too old fashioned by now to survive, but survive it does. It’s a great basic […]

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #39

The shiz is really hitting the fan. And so is blood. A lot of it. Blood and other stuff. It’s nasty. Everyone on the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien is having a very, very, very bad day.

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Siglocktail 10-26-2020: the Tequila Oasis

The last of the SIGLERinPLACE tequila Siglocktails!

A quick production note: You’ll see I recorded outside today, due to my normal sets being in disarray while we’re recording the audiobook for the GANGSTER. Things should be back to normal next week!

This is a delightful and refreshing cocktail. Fruity and not-too-sweet, it’s perfect for happy hour!

As ever, livestream is tomorrow night and Thursday night at 6pm PST and we’ll be toasting with these. Feel free to make this one (send us pics here if you do!) but as ever, you drink whatever you like best, or nothing at all, no worries!

TEQUILA OASIS RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 ounces tequila
  • 3/4 ounce lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce triple sec
  • Ice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Add all ingredients into a shaker and blend well.
  • Strain into an ice filled glass
  • Garnish with a lime twist

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #38

The final battle continues as humans and monsters clash. Bryan Clauser goes toe-to-toe with the snake-faced Sly. His partner Pookie Chang finds Chief Amy Zou’s twins. Dmitri Vasilov and the Russians get their weapons. Frank Lanza and his crew get their backup. All of this while Firstborn anxiously awaits his king for their getaway.

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Siglocktail 10-19-2020: the Paloma

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think I’d enjoy the tequila SIGLERinPLACE Siglocktails as much as I am!

The Paloma is so light and refreshing! The zing from the grapefruit juice is a perfect match for the spiciness of the tequila. Let’s get to making dranks!

As ever, livestream is tomorrow night and Thursday night at 6pm PST and we’ll be toasting with these yummy cocktails. Feel free to make this one (send us pics here if you do!) but as ever, you drink whatever you like best, or nothing at all, no worries!

PALOMA RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 2 ounces fresh grapefruit juice, plus wedges for garnish
  • 2 ounces sparkling water
  • ½ ounce lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave nectar or simple syrup
  • Coarse sea salt, for the rim of the glasses
  • Ice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Salt the rim of the glass by rubbing a grapefruit wedge around the edge and dipping it onto a small plate of salt.
  • Mix the tequila, grapefruit juice, lime juice, and agave nectar into a shaker and blend well.
  • Pour the tequila mixture into the salted-rim glass and top with two ounces of sparkling water.
  • Fill the remainder of the glass with ice.
  • Garnish with grapefruit wedge.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #37

It is the dead of night, and the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien is steaming across a fog-choked San Francisco Bay towards the Golden Gate Bridge. The Russians, the Italians, the San Francisco Police, and the Nocturnals have all come aboard for what is sure to be a brutal final showdown.

Bryan Clauser is trying to distract the Nocturnals as his partner, Pookie Chang, goes below decks to search for the twin daughters of Police Chief Amy Zou.

Meanwhile, Russian gangster Dmitri Vasilov and mafia leader Frank Lanza are patiently awaiting their respective backup.

Firstborn and Tricky Dick are in a yacht off of the O’Brien’s starboard side waiting for Rex and Sly to jump aboard, but Firstborn wonders if they’ll make it off in time.

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