There's something unfortunate but inevitable about the American tendency to mark technological innovations with new alcoholic drinks.
And that's not just because they tend to include unhealthy portions of crÃ¨me de menthe.
So we can't help greeting the University of Maryland Baltimore County Research and Technology Park's introduction of the cybertini with a bit of a shudder.
The "mystery beverage" is set to be unveiled "in a dramatic way" at a happy hour Aug. 30 to celebrate the research park's surge in cybersecurity related tenants.
Still, for what it's worth, our proposed cybertini recipe is:
- Scrap the martini glass for a highball or beer mug. Easier to hold in the crook of an arm if you need both hands for texting.
- Add two shots of Georgian vodka to cleanse the palate and one shot of Russian vodka to overwhelm it. That should put you in a cyberwar state of mind.
- Add one drunk dial savvy smartphone app, so you don't text anything you'll regret.
- Enjoy your evening.
Hat tip to Post reporter Marjorie Censer for the cybertini's imminent unveiling.