A champagne cocktail recipe created in honor of our beloved Doctor
Also known as the EMD, "The Emergency Mixed Drink." So far, this drink has no actual name. We haven't yet found one that seems right :-)
5 ounces champagne, chilled
1/2 ounce Grand Marnier
1 ounce fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice, strained
Add one slice ripe kiwi and a maraschino cherry. Enjoy! It tends to be rather tart, but it also has a hint of sweetness. Don't worry if you don't like it at first; you may find that you grow to like it more and more as you drink it. Especially if you're a woman. In fact, one might say "women love this drink... but you know that."
Champagne? We've seen the Doctor with a glass of champagne in his hand two or three times now. I don't think we've actually ever seen him drink any, but at least he's been willing to hold it.
Grand Marnier? It's a rather elegant liqueur, orange peel steeped in Cognac. It goes with the champagne and the other citrus in the drink. And for some reason I think the Doctor would prefer an elegant liqueur, a liqueur to which people will accord the proper respect and deference, one that they will acknowledge to be the best. One that they won't take for granted, using it whenever they feel like it and then leaving without a word of appreciation, not to mention usually forgetting to put the bottle away... but I digress.
Grapefruit juice? It's tart. The Doctor can be rather tart himself. Plus, the inventor of this drink lives in Texas, where they grow grapefruit. Ruby Red grapefruit, in fact, which are both tart and also rather sweet. I recommend Texas Ruby Red grapefruit for the drink.
Kiwi? Look at a whole kiwi fruit. It's tan and a little bit fuzzy. I've seen it used in TV commercials as an apparent metaphor for an attractive man with a receding hairline.
A cherry? Well, this recipe was created when we still did not know whether the Doctor was even anatomically correct - and thus, presumably, a virgin. Now, of course, we know better ("Message in a Bottle"). But I've left the cherry in the drink anyway, for old time's sake!