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PARIS concocts commemorative cocktail

Readers invited to name high-altitude beverage

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The smart choice: opportunity from uncertainty

And here's the magnificent result, with our Playmonaut in full party mode:

Our heroic Playmonaut atop the PARIS cocktail

Tito was keen not to miss out on the knees-up either...

Tito tries out the cocktail

...and concluded: "Thank God I'm not diabetic."

Indeed, the word sweet simply doesn't contain enough sugar to adequately describe the hyperglycemic effects of the PARIS cocktail, something which is largely due to the Curaçao. There are considerably less saccharine versions available, but not in these parts, so we had to go with what we had.

All in all, though, we consider our concoction a success, and one which should have a suitable name. Accordingly, we're throwing that task over to readers. Either post your suggestion as a comment to this story or email it to me here.

After Xmas, and when we've recovered from a Yule excess of glucose-packed celebratory cocktails, we'll put the best suggestions to a public vote. Over to you lot... ®

Bootnote

For the benefit of the El Reg Finance Soviet, who might be wondering why there's a case of Guinness on the expenses claim for this project, that Irish tipple constituted vital fuel for the cocktail team, as Javier, Tito, Pedro and Goyo can attest:

The PARIS cocktail team

* Not Safe For Diabetics. ®

Additional PARIS resources

  • New to PARIS? We have a basic mission summary here (pdf).
  • Our dedicated PARIS section, with all previous updates, is right here.
  • You can find our release, pursuit and recovery photos here...
  • ...and our onboard camera photo album here.
  • Our Flickr page, for your viewing pleasure.
  • Check out our lovely YouTube channel.

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