St. Patrick’s Day Servery Challenge!

I’ve decided I really need a Servery Challenge banner to go right here on all of my servery challenge posts. I’m not sure what it would look like, but if you have any ideas you should tell me!

Anyway, last week we had yet another grueling competition of creativity and stamina, taking us to the very limit of our taste buds’ endurance. That’s right, it was St. Patrick’s Day servery challenge! As always, competitors had 10 minutes to create some kind of vaguely-edible concoction, and points were given based on taste, presentation, how much we liked the competitor, and how annoying they may have been about winning. Rob claimed the main goal was to “embody the spirit of Ireland”. If that was true, I feel we all owe Ireland sincere apologies.

The Entries

The Pot of Gold by Steven

The Pot of Gold by Steven
Ingredients: Bailey’s Irish cream, Bushmill’s Honey Whiskey, Goldschlager, with a potato chip garnish

This one tasted weird. Mostly like cinnamon, but also kind of milky? And a little bit like glue. Also, unlike everyone else, I wanted the full experience so I actually tried it with the potato chip rim, which added a whole new greasy/salty layer to what was already a strange experience. Steven later claimed that the potatoes were for Irish spirit and actually “to be avoided”. I think he was going for a layered drink, but it didn’t work out that way. The creaminess of the Bailey’s kind of mixed uncomfortably with the Goldschlager, which, to me at least, looked uncomfortably like Thomas’ unholy concoction “The Rob” from Chocovine Espresso Challenge ’11. Like an open sore or vomit. Speaking of vomit…

The Morning After by Rob

The Morning After by Rob
Ingredients: Strawberries, pickle juice, tequila, green food coloring, sprinkles

This drink will definitely go down in servery challenge history, but I’m not sure as what. An abomination in the eyes of God and man? Probably that. Here’s a making of shot:

Camera error, or sign of possession?

Yeah, look at that blender full of hell! Rob claims that drinking pickle juice after your shot of tequila is a hip new thing to do, but why he also chose to mix that with strawberries, I will never know. What does this say about your beloved Ireland, Rob??

Irish Breakfast by Patricia

Irish Breakfast by Patricia
Ingredients: Godiva White Chocolate, Cream, Lucky Charms Marshmallows, Green sugar around the rim

It turns out, marshmallows–well, “marshmallows”, I’m not sure how real they are–don’t taste very good when mixed with white chocolate liqueur. I was going to cut it a little bit with milk, but then we didn’t have milk so I had to use cream. I don’t know what went wrong. I still think this drink has the best concept (Lucky charms!!!) but potentially not the greatest taste. However, I urge you to go back and look at the pictures of my competition! Clearly mine wasn’t that bad.

Happy Ending by Megan

Ingredients: Cupcakes, frosting, sprinkles

How did Megan make cupcakes inside of ten minutes? Alas, she didn’t, violating servery challenge law. She brought the cupcakes with her and used the allotted time to sprinkle them. Is this any different than the pre-bought baked goods that both Steven and eventual winner Alana utilized during Blue Raspberry Servery Challenge? Judges couldn’t decide. It was agreed that Megan’s was definitely the tastiest, but we never could decide if she’d broken the rules.

In part because of this rule confusion, it’s still kind of unclear who won the servery challenge. Some say it was Steven, or Megan, or possibly “everyone”, although I don’t think I want to live in a world where Rob’s drink has won anything. A lot of this confusion is due to our inability to accurately interpret the rulings of our Celebrity Guest Judge and official tie breaker, Macy:

It's hard to judge a culinary competition when you're not allowed to have Human Food

Past Servery Challenges You Might Enjoy:
Raspberry Chocovine
Espresso Chocovine
Blue Raspberry
Self-Portrait Cupcakes
Self-Portrait Cookie

3 responses to “St. Patrick’s Day Servery Challenge!”

  1. Megan says:

    ahh, macy is in quite the inappropriate picture pose! many apologies. next time she’ll either pose like a respectable lady OR she’ll be forced to wear the pink dress to cover up. it’s in her best interest to be respectable. we all know she hates that dress.

  2. Brian says:

    I think the cupcakes are the only thing here I would voluntarily try. Although why they’re not Baileys cupcakes is completely beyond me. Or Irish Car Bomb cupcakes – hmmm, Guinness batter with Baileys frosting…

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