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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Siglocktail 10-12-2020: Tequila Sunrise

Here we go with a sweet, tasty Tequila Sunrise for this week’s SIGLERinPLACE Siglocktail!

This quite famous drink has only three ingredients—tequila, grenadine and orange juice—and is served unmixed to preserve the color of each layer.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #36

Rex “The King” Deprovdechuk is behind everything. He kidnapped the twin daughters of San Francisco Police Chief Amy Zou, forcing Amy to draw two of the city’s crime kingpins to a vintage, World War II transport ship called the Jeremiah O’Brien.

Now the O’Brien — with Zou, her daughters, and the criminal elements onboard — is heading out to sea under the Golden Gate Bridge. But no one has come alone. Mafia boss Frank Lanza and Russian mobster Dmitri Vasilov have brought their goons with them, and King Rex has soldiers by his side.

Meanwhile, Bryan Clauser and his partner Pookie Chang have arrived to save the twin girls, and hopefully Zou, too. Will they be in time to stop what Rex has planned?

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Siglocktail 10-05-2020: Margarita

October came in pretty hot in Southern California, so I’m making a refreshing margarita for this week’s SIGLERinPLACE Siglocktail!

Goodness margaritas are wonderful. Four ingredients (sometimes just three!) and truly refreshing, drinkable and fun. There are tons of my pals who “can’t drink tequila” but I’ve only met one actual human who would also resist this easy, lovely, tasty version of tequila’s classic drink.

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!

MARGARITA RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 2-ounces tequila blanco
  • 1/2-ounce triple sec
  • 1-ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2-ounce agave syrup
  • Kosher salt to rim the glass
  • Lime wheel for garnish

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Add ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Edge glass with lime juice.
  • Salt lime-juice-edged glass.
  • Pour into a glass filled with ice.
  • Add lime wheel onto salted rim.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #35

Everyone has come aboard the S.S. Jeremiah O’Brien, a World War II transport ship that docks at San Francisco’s Pier 45. King Rex Deprovdechuk is pulling the strings, forcing the Italians, the Russians, and San Francisco Police Chief Amy Zou aboard. Chief Zou’s two ten-year-old daughters are being held hostage somewhere on the ship.

Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang scramble to board the ship before it departs. Pookie wants to save Zou’s daughters (and save Zou if he can), while Bryan is out for blood, hell-bent on revenge.

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Siglocktail 09-28-2020: the Painkiller

Here we are the end of September, with our last rum drink for the month.

This week’s Siglocktail is the Painkiller.

The Painkiller was created at a swim up bar in the British Virgin Islands called the Soggy Dollar Bar. (Since it was a swim up bar, cash was always wet!) I love this drink for it’s simplicity and scalability: a perfect mix of fruit juices that adjusts to different amounts of rum and still tastes delicious.

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PAINKILLER RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 2-ounces (60 ml) Pusser’s Rum
  • 4-ounces (120 ml) pineapple juice
  • 1-ounce (30 ml) orange juice
  • 1-ounce (30 ml) cream of coconut
  • Freshly grated nutmeg

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Add liquid ingredients to a cocktail shaker and shake vigorously.
  • Pour into a big glass or goblet filled with ice.
  • Grate fresh nutmeg on top.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #34

Bone Head, one of Marie’s Children, is in some deep trouble as detectives Bryan Clauser and Pookie Chang take him back to the Jessup’s house. Saviour is rescued but in bad shape. Black Mr. Burns and Mr. Biz-Nass are on their way, as well.

Meanwhile, mob leaders Frank Lanza and Dmitri Vasilov better get to the docks because Police Chief Amy Zou is waiting, and that chick ain’t playin’.

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Siglocktail 09-21-2020: Mai Tai

Hoo! My favorite type of rum drinks to close out September: tiki drinks!

This week’s Siglocktail is such a classic: the Mai Tai! If you’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing a great tiki bar, you’ve loved this drink! Let’s make one together.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #33

San Francisco police chief Amy Zou is living a nightmare. Monsters led by a thirteen-year-old boy killed her husband and kidnapped her twin daughters. Now she must arrange a meeting between mob leaders Dmitri Vasilov and Frank Lanza, or her daughters will suffer the consequences.

Detectives Pookie Chang and Bryan Clauser are trying to deal with a major loss. At the same time, everyone gathers at the Jessup home to decide their next move.

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Siglocktail 09-14-2020: El Floridita Daiquiri

Y’all, this might be my favorite rum drink yet! Well balanced, so tasty, and with a GREAT story!

This week’s Siglocktail is the El Floridita daiquiri! Made with just a few very precisely measured ingredients.

Plus, there’s a literary variation on this yummy drink: Ernest Hemingway enjoyed this drink many-a-time at the El Floridita in Havana, Cuba. But, being Hemingway, he made a few modifications, including adding a couple glugs more rum to the glass.

Recipe below for both versions of this lovely cocktail! If you have a bit more time, watch the video to see how to make this delish drink and it’s Hemingway glow up!

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EL FLORIDITA RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces white rum
  • 3/4 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or simple syrup (or less, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon maraschino liqueur

To make the Hemingway version, add these ingredients:

  • 1 additional ounce of white rum
  • 1/4 additional ounce of lime juice
  • 1/2 ounce grapefruit juice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Combine ingredients in a cocktail shaker.
  • If using granulated sugar, stir to dissolve it in the lime juice before adding the other ingredients.
  • Fill shaker with ice.
  • Shake well, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
  • Garnish with a thin slice of lime.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #32

Aggie James, the homeless man kidnapped by Marie’s Children, was ordered by Hilary to deliver a special baby to a good home. When he’s arrested and taken to San Francisco General Hospital, he knows he is in major trouble.

Sub chief Sean Robertson is in the middle of a frame job on Bryan. Pookie suspects more bad things to come. Time to get everyone to safety. Will they be fast enough? Monsters are knocking on Robyn Hudson’s door.

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Siglocktail 09-08-2020: Mojito

September, also known as Rum Month at SIGLERinPLACE!

This week’s Siglocktail is the Mojito! Bright, bubbly, and refreshing. Perfect for this super hot Southern California week. (It’s almost 100 degrees today, which is pretttttty hot for this town!)

In the video, I mention that the mojito is the national drink of Cuba, but I think it might be one of several! (The Libre, made of rum, cola and lime is another.) Whatever the truth, it’s delicious in warm weather and perfect for late summer!

Recipe below in case you want the quickest route to this tasty drink! If you have a bit more time, watch the video to see how to make this delish drink directly in the glass!

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MOJITO RECIPE:
Ingredients:

    • 10 mint leaves
    • 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar, or to taste (I use 2.5 teaspoons in mine!)
    • 1 cup ice cubes
    • 1 1/2 oz white rum
    • ½ cup club soda

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Place mint leaves and 4 lime wedges into a sturdy glass.
  • Use a muddler to crush the mint and lime to release the mint oils and lime juice.
  • Add 2 more lime wedges and the sugar to taste.
  • Muddle again to release the lime juice. Do not strain the mixture.
  • Fill the glass almost to the top with ice.
  • Pour the rum over the ice.
  • Top the glass with carbonated water.
  • Stir, taste, and add more sugar if desired.
  • Garnish with the remaining lime wedge.

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #31

San Francisco homicide detective Pookie Chang visits a fresh murder scene and waits on a call from John “Black Mr. Burns” Smith. Bryan Clauser, Alder Jessup and Adam Jessup just rescued Jebediah Erikson, “the Saviour,” from an attack at the hospital. Firstborn, the former leader of Marie’s Children, attacked the San Francisco morgue, literally killing for information on Robyn Hudson.

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Siglocktail 09-01-2020: Dark and Stormy

Week two of our video tutorial! Plus, it’s a new month, so we’re starting with a new spirit! September is rum month!

Our SIGLERinPLACE Siglocktails this week is a Dark and Stormy. It’s the first cocktail we’ve had on SIGLERinPLACE that is made in the glass it’s served it!

Legend has it this drink was created in Bermuda sometime after World War I, and took it’s name from a sailor’s commentary that the drink’s color was reminiscent of a storm cloud “only a fool or a dead man” would sail under.

Recipe below in case you want the quickest route to this tasty drink! If you have a bit more time, watch the video to see how to layer this drink in the glass, which is how it’s meant to be served.

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DARK AND STORMY RECIPE:
Ingredients:

  • 2 oz — 4 oz dark rum
  • 3/4 oz fresh lime juice
  • ~ 8 oz ginger beer
  • Ice

Mad Scientist Process of Assembly™:

  • Pour ginger beer into glass with ice
  • Pour fresh lime juice gently on top of ice and ginger beer
  • Pour dark rum over the back of a spoon resting just at the top of the liquid in the glass.
  • Add a lime wedge garnish and straw to glass
  • Serve layered

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NOCTURNAL Throwback Episode #30

Firstborn leads an attack on the city morgue. After seeing her husband murdered in front of her, San Francisco police chief Amy Zou tries to get her twins back. Suspended San Francisco homicide detective Bryan Clauser, along with Alder and Adam Jessup, head to the hospital to rescue Jebediah Erikson, also known as “The Saviour.” Things do not go according to plan.

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