NYE 2010: tech cocktail menu

Wondering what is going to be your drink of choice for 2011? Take a look at some of our favourites for 2010. They're a real crowd pleaser for your New Years' bash!
Written by ZDNet Australia team , Contributor

Wondering what is going to be your drink of choice for 2011? Take a look at some of our favourites for 2010. They're a real crowd pleaser for your New Years' bash!


(Martini image, by Chris Corwin, CC BY-SA 2.0)


  • 215mL Red Bull
  • 45mL Vodka
  • 2 tablespoons of Metamucil

Good for pouring into the internets to make them fast, and loaded with fibre to keep the roll-out regular.

The Vodafail

  • 30mL Cypriot brandy
  • 15 mL Cypriot lemon squash
  • 2-4 drops of bitters
  • Lemonade or soda water
  • Ice

The Vodafail takes several hours to order due to its complex ingredients. Patrons are also warned that the drink may spontaneously drop out of any receptacle when it arrives.

The Telstra Mind-bender

  • 30 mL vodka
  • 30 mL Cointreau
  • 30 mL fresh lemon juice
  • 30 mL Midori

A complex beverage, the Telstra Mind-bender separates when consumed into a mess of creamy, fruity harshness that will take a while to properly deal with.

The Android

BYO ingredients, glass provided.

The Google Wi-Fi

  • 40mL Citrus Vodka
  • 15mL Triple sec
  • 20mL Cranberry juice
  • 10mL Fresh lime juice

The Google Wi-Fi is more than a drink, it's a behaviour. Before giving the drink to the patron, the bartender will take a sip from the glass, which could result in a criminal investigation, or at least some raised eyebrows.

The Filterama

  • 300mL tap water

One glass of chilled tap water.

The Conroy Hi-ball

  • 250mL of full-cream dairy milk
  • 2 x Choc-chip cookies

One glass of warm milk and two cookies. Best consumed before bed after a long day of shouting at Liberals.


  • 100mL Red Wine
  • 100mL Coca-Cola

Half a glass of red wine, mixed with half a glass of Coca-Cola. Why? Because you know it can't possibly end well.

The Cloud Nine

  • 15mL Frangelico
  • 15mL Kahlua
  • 15mL Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Ice
  • 4 white Marshmallows

Patrons are advised that a Cloud Nine can be consumed in a public or private environment. Patrons are warned however to mind the security of their beverage when making that decision.

The Appletini

  • 45mL Vodka
  • 15mL Apple schnapps
  • 15mL Cointreau

Patrons are advised that they must adopt a particular style of holding the glass before consuming their beverage. Patrons struggling to execute the correct grip can be issued a special plastic tool to compensate. No refunds.

The Supersonic

  • 60mL Gin
  • 30mL Dry Vermouth
  • 15mL Midori

Patrons have informed the establishment that after ordering the "Optus" Supersonic it tasted different to what had been advertised. The ZDNet Arms is aware of the situation and has queries in with the drink's manufacturer to determine how it should have been advertised.

The Virgin Daiquiri

  • 135 mL Lemonade
  • 60 mL Lime Juice

A drink that purports to keep patrons flying high, although currently unavailable due to a systems outage.

Sex on the Breach

  • 30mL Vodka
  • 15mL Peach Schnapps
  • 30mL Orange juice
  • 30mL Cranberry juice
  • 10 paper cups

Patrons are advised that this particular beverage is frowned upon in many different establishments. Those drinking it are advised to pour some of it into paper cups which can be kept by friends around the bar so there'll still be some left if a bouncer spots you and takes your drink away.

Remember readers, ZDNet Australia encourages responsible drinking. Don't drink and drive.

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