Monday, September 25, 2017

Fink's Drinks - Mocktail Monday - Sparkling Apple Punch

Sparkling Apple Punch
  • 2 cups 100% apple cider
  • 1 cup cranberry juice
  • 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 2 oranges
  • 1/2 cup Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water
  • Apple slices for garnish
  • Orange wedges for garnish
  • Cinnamon sticks for garnish
  1. Add the apple cider, cranberry juice, orange juice and Canada Dry Sparkling Seltzer Water to a large pitcher, stir and add garnishes.
  2. Serve chilled.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Fink's Drinks - Mocktail Monday - Witches' Brew

Witches' Brew

6 whole cloves
2 3-inch cinnamon sticks
2-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and thinly sliced
1 orange, peel half and reserve remaining peel for garnish
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar
1 (25 1/4-oz) bottle sparkling cider, chilled
1 (32 oz) bottle cranberry cocktail, chilled
1 (1 liter) bottle club soda or seltzer, chilled (flavored orange, if available)
1 cup dark rum (optional)
Hand-shaped ice blocks (see instructions below)
Gummy worms (earthworms)
Licorice rope (veins)
Candy Corn (witches' teeth)
Peeled grapes, frozen (eyeballs)
Combine the cloves, cinnamon sticks, ginger, orange peel, water, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Then simmer, covered for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to steep for an hour. Strain through a fine sieve and chill syrup.
Combine syrup with remaining liquid ingredients (except rum) in a punch bowl. Add ice and serve with orange peel garnish and candy as desired.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Fink's Drinks - Mocktail Monday - Candy Corn Punch

Candy Corn Punch

  • Ice
  • 1/3 part Crush orange soda
  • 1/3 part yellow Gatorade
  • 1/3 part zero calorie lemonade Vitamin Water
  1. Fill your cup/pitcher/whatever you are using up to the very top with ice.
  2. Pour the orange soda in first until you’ve filled about 1/3 of your glass.
  3. Next, slowly pour the Gatorade directly on top of the ice and let it trickle down on top of the orange soda until it fills 2/3 of your glass.
  4. Finally, slowly pour the lemonade on top of the ice and let it trickle down on top of the Gatorade. 
*Note: Take care not to stir this drink or it won’t work.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Funko POP Rancor set

A Previews exclusive set allows you to recreate the iconic Rancor battles in Jabba’s Palace from Return of the Jedi with the figure pack, featuring a 6” supersized Rancor, 3 ¾” Oola the Twi’lek slave dancer, and Jedi Luke Skywalker. Whether you’re a collector of Star Wars toys or Pop! figures or just a kid at heart, the POP! Star Wars: Rancor figure set is a must-have for Star Wars fans. The figure pack can be found in the January PREVIEWS catalog and is available to pre-order for $39.99 at any comic shop. How can you resist? It's a POP of the Rancor for crying out loud!

Funko Reaction Game of Thrones figures

I'll admit I was late arriving to the Game of Thrones fan base and as a result several figure lines have passed me by, so I am ecstatic over this new line. Coming in at 3.75" retro size these will be easy and cool to display. A Wall display/playset is also planned. Here's hoping there's a plan to add the dragons. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Building the Lego Monsters

As I lurk the toy store aisles looking for the Monster Series of mini figures to review, lets take a look back at the monster mini figures that have come before...

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