Don’t Walk Launch Party by Sam
December 9, 2010, 6:07 pm
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The level of shenanigans was extremely high at the Don’t Walk launch party. The Rocca is one of the best venues I’ve had the pleasure of playing in a while. It’s just a shame they wouldn’t let us blast the music. Our faithful photographers were there to catch all the action.

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Welly You’re Pretty Cute Aren’t You? by Sam
November 26, 2010, 8:41 pm
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Welly Ball was a success and our diligent photographers were there to catch all the action. It was a night of much revelries and god knows what else, but thankfully our cameras caught a few brief glimpses. Enjoy.

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Don’t Walk Launch Party.. Where Were You? by Sam
September 29, 2010, 5:00 pm
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Last night was the infamous Don’t Walk Launch Party and SaintAndre decided to pop in for a bit. Continue reading

Pimmmmms by Sam
May 4, 2010, 4:15 pm
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Sorry for the lateness of the post but it’s only now I have started to recover from Pimm’s. The lovely ladies of the Lumsden Club, in addition to making my liver hurt, threw one of the best parties of the year. As Dan and I agree, it was neither the music nor was it the potency of the drinks, but rather the wonderful atmosphere of the whole evening. When I think of Pimms I am reminded of warm summer days laying in the grass having picnics and the Lumsden Club selected a perfect location to host the event. It was a shame the event didn’t start earlier in the day, as I would have loved to play some badminton. The late start of the event, while typical, was my biggest complaint. If it would have started at 2 P.M we all could have enjoyed the weather more and spent more time outside of the marquis. The attitude of the crowd was ecstatic the whole night. Maybe it was the Pimms, but everyone was enjoying themselves and really letting loose.

I enjoyed most of the music choices for the night. I loved hearing reggae while the sun was still up. The band which played next dissapointed me at first by playing some pretty depressing songs, but later they redemmed themselves with some great acoustic mash-ups. The DJ’s at the end couldn’t beatmatch and didn’t impress us at all. But all in all the music was great and we danced our asses off all night.

Maybe next year more tables for flip cup will be provided…..

How WE Do.. by no40
March 19, 2010, 10:22 am
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You may have noticed that we bartenders are particularly good at two things: making fantastic drinks, and drinking said fantastic drinks with a passion and vigour unmatched by many. We start early, and last longer than Ron Jeremy on Viagra. Tequila is introduced early on, and becomes an easy go to drink when decisive action gets remarkably difficult. Mixing drinks is not something that we ponder long (if at all). The more families of booze you get through in a night the better, consideration for the day after is not how we roll. I mean f*ck, who doesn’t love starting the party at lunch and running riot until close, creating havoc worth telling stories about along the way (I thank you). Consideration for your wingmen/bitches is essential in this scenario. Respect them (with tequila), respect your bartender (with tequila) and you’re sorted for each and every other antic that follows.

I want to let you into a little secret, two secrets in fact. Two lowly bartenders were having a ball the other night, and had the ridiculous idea of combining sailor jerry’s and red bull. Now I know we slated sailor jerry’s recently, but my god does it mix well with the winged beast. Great accident.

Best until last however. One of our favourite drinks down at 40 is so rarely ordered that it seems that many are missing out on a fantastic experience. RUM AND APPLE JUICE. You just can’t make this shit up. Gin and Tonic may be St. Andrews favourite drink, but in my opinion it has nothing on this, the bartender’s choice. In particular Angostura 1919 with apple juice, an amazing aged rum which is rarely ordered. I swear the bottle on our shelf is getting crows feet. Now I don’t want to spoil the surprise by describing the taste, all I’m going to say is that next time you’re sitting in a beer garden with the fresh smells of spring in your nose and glorious sun on your face, saunter to the bar and order an aged rum and apple juice. Not that you should necessarily switch up your “usual”, but    YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED. Enjoy!

Forty Kisses

(P.S. I would just like to add that this has nothing to do with the vast quantities of apple juice sitting in our cellar..)


Fat Tuesday! by Katie
February 16, 2010, 6:12 pm
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The UK celebrates Mardi Gras by indulging and overdosing on delicious pancakes, which I fully support and take part in and was very pleased to find a pancake stand right in St. Mary’s Quad this morning….however, nothing comes close to the notorious partying going on in New Orleans,  Louisiana this past weekend,  and of course all day and all night Bourbon street will be swarmed with people from all over the United States, partying and drinking and embracing the Cajun traditions of New Orleans.  I’ll be on my way soon to pick up what I need to make a savory Cajun meal to celebrate Fat Tuesday.  New Orleans is known for prawns and seafood combined with spicy Cajun seasoning and heavy savory dishes such as Cajun Shrimp Creole, or Jambalaya.  Butlers and Co. has an easy to prepare jambalaya mix that will get you in the spirit.  And if it’s too late for you to attempt a gluttonous dinner, then make it a big Tuesday night and party like it’s your last night out!

Happy Mardi Gras!

Oh my iGod! by Indie

“Delicious, debauched, depraved seduction” says the press release for what is set out to be a truly different and imaginative experience. Set amongst smoke screens, white silk and champagne this truly controversial event will definitely be one for your diaries! The second coming is soon to be upon us this February, and it is going to be taking the form of an interactive show and party. Expect a lot of drama full of black comedy, a dollop of pounding techno, and some filthy Galliano inspired costumes.

Look out for updates around town…what’s that I hear…a procession?

The iGod is coming.