Moabit. You might think it’s the ass of Berlin, but it’s actually the new cool. It’s young, it’s central, it’s cheap – and it’s home to The Moabit.
What is The Moabit?
It’s a mixed drink. Maybe not a cocktail in the original sense of the word, but really a new kind of drink. It’s a shared drink, it’s an action drink, it’s a social fun drink.
What does it look like?
That looks like a mighty party – what’s the story?
On the picture above you can see The original Moabit (Photo courtesy of Julian Richter). As you could guess from the surroundings, this was at a party. Actually, it was a student party at a shared appartment in (who would have thought?) Moabit, and the hour was getting late. Spirits and creativity ran high, and the alcohol was about to run low. Forward stepped an enterprising young man, my brother Felix, and single-handedly created The Moabit. Actually, that is how he told me the story, other sources indicate more of a group effort. Maybe some investigative journalist will someday bring to light the whole story of The Moabit in a riveting documentary featuring eyewitnesses and conspiracy theories, but I guess you want to know one thing first:
How can I mix my own Moabit?
There are some critical ingredients that no good Moabit can go without: A German wheat beer glass, blue Curaçao, one whole orange, and sparkling wine (use real Champagne for The Moabit Royale). Moreover, some clear alcohol such as vodka is needed, and for the original Moabit, add some beer and a clove of garlic.
Mix blue Curaçao with vodka, beer, and garlic to taste. Well, actually, the taste is not that important as you will see. What IS important is that it is blue and only in the lower section of the glass, below the bulge.
Now put the whole orange (don’t peel!) into the glass, so that it nicely blocks the channel. Finally, fill up with sparkling wine.
How do you drink The Moabit?
Glad you asked. Of course, you could just drink one on your own, but that would be half the fun. The Moabit is meant to be shared. With friends or enemies. When it’s your turn, you slightly tilt the glass, enjoy the slow influx of blue liquid into the champagne, and zip it slowly. Try to look very sophisticated when you do this. Then you pass The Moabit along. Here’s the kick (decide on your own if you warn your intoxicated guests beforehand): At some point, when someone gets greedy, the orange will get rolling, opening the blockage in the glass, the Moabit will spill, and that someone will be blue all over. Time to celebrate, take photos, and make another Moabit, so everyone can join the blue parade.
Please feel free to experiment and post your results here. And enjoy your Moabit – proudly introduced to you by sagesex.com.